Doing the Locomotion with Lavendon Access Services

Lutterworth, United Kingdom, October 23, 2009 --( The UK’s largest powered access provider, Lavendon Access Services, has recently donated a G34D boom to the Birmingham Railway Museum Trust. This donation enables engineers, train historians and maintenance teams at the Museum to access all areas of the Museum’s engines.

The G34 D is a diesel machine and has rough terrain tyres, therefore ideal for use on the trackside. Prior to the delivery of the boom, ladders were commonly used to access sections of engines and carriages, including the boiler, which often proved hazardous due to its cylindrical shape. A boom provides safer ‘up and over’ access, as well as a secure working platform along with sufficient space for its operative and any tools that may be required.

Colin Waterfield, from Lavendon Access Services Fleet Logistics who presented the machine explained a little more: “The G34 D has over 12 metres of working height, but is surprisingly compact to store when not in use. Another key feature is the narrow wheel base – at only 148 cms wide, the operative is able to manoeuvre the machine to hard to reach spots, for example in between engines or carriages.”

The machine is also solving more everyday problems as Bob Meanley from The Birmingham Railway Museum explained: “This incredibly generous gesture from Lavendon Access Services has come in a lot more useful than just providing a platform to access our trains. All the general maintenance around the yard such as cleaning out the gutters, changing bulbs etc has been made a lot easier, quicker and ultimately safer.

“Colin has also told me that Lavendon Access Services has the largest powered access training department in Europe, delivering a comprehensive range of IPAF training courses; this is something we will certainly be taking advantage of as and when we require to undertake further operator training.”

For further information regarding Lavendon Access Services please contact Liz Clarke. Tel: +44 (0)1455 558874 or email:

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Liz Clarke
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