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HSS teams up with JLG to launch Liftpod

HSS Hire has announced an exclusive partnership with JLG Industries, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of access equipment. Together, they will offer JLG’s new LiftPod portable work platform to the UK market for the first time in an exclusive agreement that means it will only be available – to hire or to purchase – from HSS.

The LiftPod promises the ‘portability of a ladder with the freedom and functionality of a work platform’. It is the first portable lift of its kind, enabling users to work hands-free at heights of up to 14ft and with a 360 degree range of motion. The sturdy basket offers improved safety and comfort whilst the integrated tool tray ensures optimal working efficiency, with tools and materials readily to hand.

The LiftPod also offers increased portability – not only do the base wheels make it easy to move around but, consisting of three connecting sections, it can be carried by one person and assembled in less than 30 seconds. It is even compact enough to be transported in a small van.

HSS has invested more than £250k in the initial consignment, with further deliveries expected to follow shortly, ensuring that they can meet the predicted high demand for this revolutionary new working at height application. As with all HSS equipment, there is a range of HSS Training courses designed to support product knowledge and promote safe working practices.

Category Manager for HSS, Ian Webber said: “At HSS, we always strive to offer our customers the safest and most innovative products to suit their needs; to find ways to make life a little easier and safer for them. JLG are one of the most respected manufacturers of innovative access solutions that help to do just that and so we are delighted to be working with them to offer this new product to the UK”.

Alan Hall from JLG added: “We already have a great working relationship with HSS and, with their nationwide network, their enthusiasm for innovation and progress and their commitment to health and safety and training, they were the obvious choice to take our new product to the whole of the UK market”.

The LiftPod is the IAPA New Product of the Year 2009 and is available exclusively from HSS.