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In 2013, 6 people died as a result of falling from a height in the construction sector. Don’t Risk It!! Talk to Blulift now about what MEWP suits your job!

September 20th, 2017

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September 8th, 2017

Booms Available

September 5th, 2017

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Blulift’s artic truck looking good while recently attending the Dualla Show & Tipperary Truck Show

August 31st, 2017

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Blulift and Mungret Community MUSIC Festival. August 25 at 1:12pm · With thanks to Blulift Hire we took to the sky and got an aerial view of the Kelloggs Cúl camp in its last day and the setting up of the Mungret Music Festival.

August 29th, 2017

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Blulift’s latest fully refurbished S65 Diesel Boom Lift #lookinggood

August 22nd, 2017

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The Newest addition to our growing fleet – 4047 Electric Scissors Lift

August 15th, 2017

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Blulift have a vacancy for a Part-time HGV/Low Loader Driver, Over 25 with full clean CAT CE licence, Possibility of full time work. Please apply with CV to info@blulift.ie or Blulift, Castlemungret, Mungret, Co Limerick

January 6th, 2017

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September 30th, 2016

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Our 23m spider boom hard at work in the The Maher Private Hospital Cork

August 30th, 2016

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Another new delivery of HA 16 diesel boom lifts . Busy days at Blulift , never a dull moment.

August 23rd, 2016

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Wishing all leaving Cert students the very best to-morrow.

August 16th, 2016

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Just arrived 2 new Snorkel A38E electric booms , heading off for Blulift branding. Already booked for hire in a local shopping centre for a glazing company.

August 9th, 2016

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Best of luck to all Olympians over the next few weeks .

August 5th, 2016

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Quick turn around on our 20 new electric scissor lifts, off out this week on a year’s hire.

August 4th, 2016

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Great excitement in Blulift this morning, just arrived a delivery of 20 brand new Genie 19ft electric scissor lifts. A busy day ahead.

July 29th, 2016

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Blulift Nifty HR 12 is a versatile and reliable Bi-energy boom. Working height 40ft. Call 1890 500 900

July 26th, 2016

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The latest addition to our fleet , our 23m spider boom helping with a church restoration.

July 19th, 2016

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A newly refurbished Genie electric scissors lift. Shot blasted, fully painted, serviced and certified. Looking brand new by our Blulift service team. Call 1890 500 900 for all your service requirements

July 11th, 2016

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June 20th, 2016

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Good luck Limerick on Sunday.

June 17th, 2016

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Blulift enjoying the atmosphere at Vertikal Days.

June 15th, 2016

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June 10th, 2016

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June 8th, 2016

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June 3rd, 2016

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Great news for Blulift, recently delivered HA 16 Haulotte diesel boom lifts – new to our fleet.

May 27th, 2016

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No budging this lot , securely fastened for the journey ahead

May 18th, 2016

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Charity Event A Massive Success

June 2nd, 2015

Huge Congratulations to everyone who conquered the ‘To The Moon And Back Annual Cycle, Run, Walk’ in Kilkee, Co. Clare on the June Bank Holiday Weekend. It was a huge success with lots of families, clubs and friends enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Loop Head Peninsula and the Wild Atlantic Way. For updates on money raised, photos and further events see http://ianstrust.com/

Blulift is a proud supporter of Ian’s Trust which has been established to support families of children who suffer from ‘Acquired Brain Injury’

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Blulift Machines Scrub Up

May 18th, 2015

Our Blulift machines have been busy around the country the last few weeks spring cleaning building, churches and shopping centres. Have a look at our machines in action and call us on 1890 500 900 if you have a building needing a little spic n span.

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Blulift Supporting Ian’s Trust

May 10th, 2015

Blulift are delighted to once again support Ian’s Trust To the Moon & Back Cycle, Run, Walk on Bank Holiday Sunday 31st of May. The Blulift crew will be out in force and we hope you can join us! The poster below has all the details and online registration is open at http://ianstrust.com/event-registration/

 

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Blulift SPRING CLEAN HIRE OFFER

April 22nd, 2015

1 Day/Weekend Special Offers on all UDrive, Cherrypickers, Scissors & Trailer Lifts

For all your gardening, repair, maintenance and hard to reach jobs.

Call 160 500800 or email info@blulift.ie to reserve

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Save The Date!

April 22nd, 2015

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Sunday 31st May – 5k walk, 10k run 60k leisure cycle
Start/Finish at the Bandstand, Kilkee, Co. Clare
Register Online at www.ianstrust.com

Hire Controller/Administrator – Limerick (Maternity Cover)

March 23rd, 2015

As a leading supplier in Specialist Access Equipment in Ireland, Blulift are seeking a Hire Controller/Administrator for their Raheen based headquarters. The candidate should have excellent project management, computer skills, communication and customer service with relevant experience in a busy office environment. Start date mid April.

Please apply directly with Cover Letter/CV to Aoife Ryan at aryan@blulift.ie by 8th April 2015

The Annual Ian’s Trust Valentines Cycle is nearly here

February 11th, 2015

Date: Sunday 15th February

Route – Greenhills Hotel, Limerick to Powers Pub, Clarecastle for refreshments and back to the Greenhills
Start Time – First Group (Novice cyclists) at 9.15am and second main group at 9.30am
Registration – Register online (www.ianstrust.com) to receive a free neck buff or from 8.30am at the Greenhills Hotel Reception area
Refreshments – Refreshments will be served at Powers Pub, Clarecastle as the half way point and water / fruit will also be supplied to cyclists.
Cost – €15 – all monies raised are used to support families with Children with Acquired Brain Injuries through registered charity Ian’s Trust
Showers – There are showers available to all cyclists at the Greenhills Hotel after the cycle.

 

Many thanks and we hope to see you on Sunday.

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January 30th, 2015

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Ian’s Trust ‘Bean Team’ have revealed the new team cycling  jersey ahead of their annual Valintines Cycle.

Sponsored by Blulift, the jersey will be ready for 15th February as the Bean Team set off from Limerick to Clarecastle.

Join the Bean Team and start your cycling season on 15th February – Registration online at www.ianstrust.com

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Annual Ian’s Trust Valentines Cycle

January 25th, 2015

Join the Bean Team + start your cycling season on 15th February

Sunday 15 February 2015 9:30am

  • Greenhills Hotel, Limerick to Clarecastle & Back
  • Registration online at www.ianstrust.com
  • Entry €15 includes refreshments in Clarecastle
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Blulift Proud Partner of Ians Trust

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We Are Hiring!

January 21st, 2015

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The UDrive is Back!

December 3rd, 2014

Blulift UDrive is back in the fleet and ready for hire for all your pre-Christmas working at height jobs! Call us now on 1800 500 900

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Blulift Christmas Opening

December 2nd, 2014

Blulift will remain open as normal until Tuesday 23rd December. We will reopen on Monday 5th January 2015.

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New Irish Quality Standard for Blulift

October 15th, 2014

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Blulift recently introduced the Blulift Standard, a new Quality Mark used for quality control on all aspects of the business from Hire, Service, Training and Maintenance.

Speaking at the announcement of the Blulift Standard, John Cusack, Managing Director of Blulift outlined the introduction of the Standard was a result of the successful industry approach under its Be Wise at Height initiative. He explained:

‘the Be Wise at Height safety campaign made us more acutely aware of the many different variables that must be right to deliver a safe working environment at height. The development of the Blulift Standard is designed to assure our customers from the multinational company, council to tradesman that the entire Blulift process meets an industry standard. This applies across all business activity; from training to hire of powered access equipment.’

In developing its portfolio of specialist machinery equipment, Blulift has introduced a wide range of new options that include self drive access equipment under their UDrive brand to Blulift Spider Lifts and Trailer Lifts.

Blulift have also recently added a number of major investments in expanding its specialist stock including;

· Teupen Leo 30T, the only 30 metre Spider Lift in Ireland and renowned worldwide for its performance and productivity with both indoor and outdoor usage options;

· 3232 Electric Scissors Lift used for factory maintenance, pharmaceutical plants and data protection storage outlets. A further 20 Scissor Lifts have also just arrived on site to meet demand and for immediate usage across all sectors.

Blulift are Proud Supporters of Munster Rugby!

October 1st, 2014

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Head over to our Facebook Page and Enter Competition to Win 2 x Tickets to Munster v Saracens in Thomond Park on Oct 24th!
Competition closes 15th Oct. Best of Luck!!

To The Moon And Back Cycle/Run/Walk a Huge Success

September 3rd, 2014

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Huge Congratulations to everyone who conquered the ‘To The Moon And Back Cycle/Run/Walk’ on 16th August in Kilkee, Co. Clare. It was a huge success and so far hasraised in excess of €20,000 for Ian’s Trust which has been established to support families of children who suffer from ‘Acquired Brain Injury. For further information seehttp://ianstrust.com/

Machinery Movers Feature

August 12th, 2014

We are delighted to have featured in the August / September Edition of the Machinery Movers Magazine. Check out the article on pages 78, 79 & 80:

http://www.machinerymovers.ie/augsept14/

 

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More Genie’s Arrive!

July 29th, 2014

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Blulift have just received the final instalment of 20 new Genie Electric Scissor Lifts with the arrival of the remaining 12 Genie 1932’s. These Scissor Lifts are available for immediate hire to a range of different sites and uses including warehousing, factory, pharmaceutical & clean rooms. Please call Blulift on 1890 500 900 for more information.

Refurbished 1930 Electric Scissorlift

July 15th, 2014

As part of our used equipment sales we are delighted to announce that D. Dennehy Ltd have recently taken delivery of a Blulift 1930 Electric Scissorlift. This machine, which was fully refurbished by the Blulift Service Department will be used for building maintenance and high access work on rebuilding vehicles at their depot in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. 1932(2)

Certified Service & Maintenance in Action

July 9th, 2014

Blulift continues to maintain the quality and standards of its fleet and pass this expertise to its customers base through the Service and Maintenance Divisions.  Below is a picture of one of our Z45’s which has just completed a full refurbishment by our Blulift Service and Maintenance Team.

To ensure our customers are only dealing with the best equipment available in the market we maintain our sales and hire fleet on an ongoing basis to ensure the refurbishments reach the  highest standards by stripping down the machine, repainting, modifying, rebuilding, and finally completing a full PDI and thorough examination.

Blulift also provide service, maintenance and certification of machines for full details please contact us on 1890 500 900

 

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3232 Electric Scissors Lift

June 30th, 2014

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Our newest addition to the Blulift Ltd fleet is a 3232 electric scissors lift which arrived from the UK last week. With its narrow width and maximum height achievement and versatility this machine can be used for factory maintenance, pharmaceutical plants and data protection storage.

 

Blulift Case Study: Spiderlift 23m

June 25th, 2014

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Soft uneven ground, narrow pathways and a glass structure presented Timberline Ltd with a significant working at height challenge when restructuring a storm damaged boat house at Craggaunowen, Co. Clare earlier this year.

The specially constructed glass boathouse, reminiscent of a glacier, houses the original  ‘Brendan Boat’, a hide boat in which Tim Severin sailed from Ireland to the United States in 1976, re-enacting the Voyage of St. Brendan the Navigator, reputed to have discovered America centuries before Columbus. Timberline Ltd were contracted by Shannon Heritage, the owners of the site to repair the roof of the boathouse which suffered as a result of a fallen tree in the winter storms. Keeping in character with the natural surrounds of Craggaunowen ‘The Living Past Experience’ the boat house is located in an area of uneven sensitive ground with areas of marsh, rocky inclines and narrow access routes. In order to work effectively around these restrictions and repair the glass boathouse, Timberline hired the Blulift Spiderlift 23m.

Dave Brickenden of Timberline stated that ‘The Blulift Spiderlift 23m was of particular appeal to us in this incidence  taking into account the tight spaces to manoeuvre, the risk of ground damage and the stable platform with controlled precision offered by the Spiderlift 23m’   Available as an electrical power option with tracked chassis, Timberline could gently manoeuvre the machine to the complex surrounds of the site. With low ground bearing pressures and compact stowed dimensions the Blulift Spiderlift was delivered to the site location via narrow pathways and tight corners without restriction. Once erected, he Blulift Spiderlift 23m has a working height of 23m and an outreach of 12m.

Of particular interest for Timberline was the proportional electro-hydraulic controls in the basket with 90° rotation and a lift capacity of 200kg. This capability meant that Timberline contractors could operate on a dual basis with 1 operating controls and the other focused on the repair work.

Timberline underwent specialised training prior to hiring the Blulift Spiderlift with onsite service and support as necessary.

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Onsite MEWP Operator Training

June 23rd, 2014

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MEWP Operator training completed on site for Martinstown Stud by our FETAC Level 6 accredited trainers. The training was completed on Martinstown Stud’s brand new 170T trailer Lift which they recently bought off Blulift Ltd.

Rough Terrain Delivery

June 17th, 2014

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Our latest delivery was one of our trickier assignments. Using our state of the art truck and low loader we delivered an articulated and telescopic boom to a client in the Wind Energy Sector. The machines were delivered by our expert driver through harsh and rough driving terrain in remote parts of the country.

Another Successful Delivery

June 16th, 2014

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As part of our used equipment sales we are delighted to announce that ABP Nenagh have recently taken delivery of a Blulift 1932 electric scissors lift which was fully refurbished by our Blulift Service
Department. This machine will be used for maintenance in their meat processing plant in Nenagh, Co Tipperary.

Blulift Welcomes New Summer Arrivals

June 3rd, 2014

The growth of the Blulift powered access fleet continued with the arrival of the first of 20 new Genie electric scissor lifts.  Last week the Raheen depot welcomed two of the Genie 3246 and four Genie 2632 scissor lifts.  The remaining Genie 1932’s will arrive within the next three weeks.  No sooner had our new Genies arrived when they were immediately on their way to a range of different sites across the country from cleanroom to manufacturing to development sites.  The investment in the new stock is a direct of increased demand for the entire range of Blulift powered access equipment.

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Bulift Launch MEWPs for Management Course

May 28th, 2014

Blulift have just announced the start of the MEWPS for Management course that is designed to inform all levels of management of their roles and responsibilities in the usage of MEWPs on site. Companies that use MEWPs need to know what their management responsibilities are – and what their legal responsibilities are. The course covers what managers need to know about the safe use of MEWPs on site, from planning the job and conducting a risk assessment, to selecting the right equipment and mitigating all possible risks.

MEWPS Training Room Who should take the MEWPs for Management Course?

Employers, project managers, foremen and supervisors working in a broad range of industries such as construction, facilities management, retail, airports and arboriculture. Anyone who is responsible for planning and overseeing the use of MEWPs on their job site.

Course content

  • MEWP legislation and guidance
  • Rental terms and conditions
  • Machine types and use
  • Structural parts and MEWP selection
  • Operator training and familiarisation
  • Operator daily inspection
  • MEWP personal fall protection
  • Safe operating methods and hazard awareness
  • Safety beyond training
  • Written test

Contact Liam Ryan Sales Executive & Training Manager on 087 925 4646 for further information

Martinstown Delivery

May 26th, 2014

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We dropped this off at Martinstown Stud in Limerick today. Another delivery successfully completed by the team at Blulift.

Health & Safety Training for MEWPs

May 21st, 2014

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Blulift’s industry experts deliver health & safety training for all makes and models of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) for companies and individuals looking to achieve powered access equipment usage accreditation. Our accredited IPAF approved trainers have FETAC Level 6 qualifications and provide training courses to IPAF standards (International Powered Access Federation).

Our MEWP Training Categories:

  • M.E.W.P. Operator Training
  • Harness Training
  • Manual Handling
  • Counter Balance Forklift Truck (up to 4.5 ton)
  • MEWP & Harness

Training in the use of work equipment is required by most health and safety legislation and work at height regulations. Employers are obliged to train their employees. Our training programme was developed by leading industry professionals and delivered to conform to all legislative standards. Our industry professionals can also tailor courses to suit specific customer needs upon request.

We also have a top of the range, dedicated training facility which is available to hire upon request. It is ideal for training, corporate meetings, presentations or conferences. We also carry out training on sites nationwide with adequate training facilities.

Teupen Leo 30T Arrives

May 19th, 2014

Blulift have recently taken delivery of a Teupen Leo 30T which is a 30m spider lift. This machine is renowned worldwide for maximum performance and productivity. The machine offers both indoor and outdoor use with diesel engine for outdoor operations and 220 DC for indoors making the Leo 30T very versatile.

With this being the only Leo 30t in the Republic of Ireland, Blulift are delighted to have it within their fleet as part of their ongoing investment in the spider lift range. Subsequent to delivery of the Leo 30T, all Blulift staff received specific training from Spider lift UK who are specialists in the Teupen range in both the UK and Ireland. This in turn allows Blulift to offer full demonstrations and familiarisation of the product to customers either at our premises or on site at delivery.

Please see our spider lift product range for technical specifications.

New Blulift Sales and Training Executive

May 7th, 2014

Blulift have announced the appointment of Liam Ryan as their Sales and Training Executive. Liam takes up the role having worked as a H.G.V. driver for the past year with the company. Liam has 8 year training experience behind him as an IPAF qualified instructor in both Ireland and the U.K. working with various powered access companies. He has currently completed FETAC Level 6 Train the Trainer module.
 
As we have Liam on board as our training manager we are currently expanding our training portfolio into other areas. Liam will also be heading our sales department to service our existing client basis and bring on board new customers.

 

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Fighting Back Against Mother Nature!

February 18th, 2014

Just when we thought Mother Nature could not throw any more at the country, winds cause havoc in the city and country. Blulift was onsite in Limerick City to start with the clean up and making safe of buildings in heavily pedestrianised parts of the city.

 

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Valentines Cycle

January 14th, 2014

We are delighted to once again support the Ian’s Trust Valentines Cycle, being held on Sunday 16th of February. The Blulift crew will be out in force and we hope you can join us! The poster below has all the details and online registration is already open at http://ianstrust.com/event-registration/

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The Boy Who Lives on The Moon – Available from Blulift

December 17th, 2013

“The Boy Who Lives On The Moon” by Fiona O’Carroll. This amazing kids story book is now in stock and all proceeds go directly to the Ian’s Trust charity helping Chrildren with Acquired Brain Injuries. The book is available at Blulift Depot, Raheen Business Park for the fantastic price of €7.95 and it’s a must have for all families this Christmas.

Call 1890 500 900 for more details.

 

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2014 Blulift Sports Calendar

November 6th, 2013

We have gone to print!  The popular Blulift desktop calendar is almost ready as we prepare for a busy 2014.  The 2014 Irish sports legends calendar features a host of Irish sporting greats as voted by our customers and facebook fans.  The calendar was created to mark the association of Blulift with so many sports facilities and events through our outside broadcast and facility maintenance activity.  We hope you enjoy the calendar and if you require a quantity for your workplace please get in touch.

Nifty Lift 120T – New Concept for Irish Access Market

September 10th, 2013

Blulift’s focus on industry innovation and providing specialist access equipment was further enhanced by the arrival of the Nifty Lift 120T.  The self drive 120T machine is a new concept in Ireland and has already being very well received.  Based on a initial demand a second 120T has being ordered by Blulift.  The Nifty Lift 120T self drive is a new concept in the Irish market.  Visit the machine specification here.

 

New Blulift Depot Manager Appointed

September 4th, 2013

New Blulift Depot Manager Appointed Blulift have announced the appointment of Aoife Ryan as Depot Manager. Aoife takes up the role having worked as Office Manager and Sales Co-ordinator for the past number of years with the company. Aoife previously worked with Skylift joining in February 2007 and has being a member of the Blulift team since opening in 2011.

In the role of Depot Manager Aoife will manage the day to day running of Blulift and will take responsibility for all aspects of the Blulift Depot operations from hire control, finance, office management, sales coordination, training coordination, purchasing administration and logistics coordination.

Aoife is a native of Sixmilebridge, Co Clare and is a graduate of UWIC with a degree in Tourism and Business Management. She has completed a wide range of industry specific training including IPAF Operator & Demonstrator, Manual Handling and Customer service.

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2014 Purchasing Programme in Motion

September 2nd, 2013

Plans for 2014 are already well under way with a very active purchasing programme in place.  Blulift industry analysis and customer feedback has resulted in the creation of a specific purchasing programme to cater for industry requirements.  Positive marketplace activity and access equipment demand levels have prompted Blulift to look at new stock for 2014.  The company has revealed the arrival of a new Genie S125 with a 131 foot working height for early 2014 with further plans to bring more Super Booms to the market.

Blulift in the Community

September 2nd, 2013

To the Moon and Back

The inaugural To the Moon and Back charity cycle and run supported by Blulift was a huge success with over 500 participants cycling, running or working.  The event was a fundraiser for Ian’s Trust to raise funds for families of Children with Acquired Brain Injury.  It is anticipated that over €25,000 will be raised from the event.

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Blulift are delighted to announce their support of one of the country’s newest cycling club, Clarina Cycling Club.  A large number of Clarina CC members took part in the Ian’s Trust cycle in Kilkee and flew the flag for the club which is already enjoying huge growth.

A section of the massive crowd which part in the inaugural To The Moon And Back Charity Cycle

A section of the massive crowd which part in the inaugural To The Moon And Back Charity Cycle

Blulift Sponsored Event Ready to Lift Off

August 6th, 2013

Cyclists and runners of all abilities have a chance to take to the moon and back in Kilkee in a major new fundraising cycle and run walk event.   The inaugural Ian’s Trust Moon and Back fundraiser takes place in Kilkee on Saturday 10th August and will include 120km and 55km cycles with a 10km run and walk event also taking place.   The Ian’s Trust registered charity was established in the memory of Ian ‘Bean’ Cusack of Clarina and provides financial support for families who require treatment and supports for their children with acquired brain injury.

Speaking at the announcement of the event Oorla Cusack explained the significance of the August event and the background to the charity.  She outlined ‘we decided to establish the charity in the memory of our youngest son Ian and create an annual event that gives people the opportunity to take part in a special day that will help so many families.  Currently in Ireland there is very limited support structures for children under 16 suffering from Acquired Brain Injury.  We aim to provide some level of support to families who need to access additional treatments and equipment and help improve the quality of life of their children’.

Oorla added ‘the inaugural Moon and Back event is of additional significance as August will mark the first anniversary of Ian ‘Bean’.  We hope we can grow it annually and make a real difference to those families.  The option of having different cycle routes or walking, running is so we can encourage as many people as possible to take part.  The backdrop of Kilkee and Loop Head is the perfect setting and was one of Ian’s favourite places.’

Entry to the cycle event is €25 while the run and walk costs €20 to register.  Each participant will receive a running technical t-shirt, refreshments on the routes and a Post event BBQ.   Champion cyclist Nicloas Roche has donated a signed jersey that will be raffled among all participants. The event is sponsored by Blulift, BDO, Duggan Insurances and Limerick Motor Centre.

The 120km and 55km cycles start at the Kilkee Bay Hotel at 12pm while the run / walk starts from the bandstand at the West End also at 12pm. Registration and sign on for the both is from  10.30am to 11:45 at the Kilkee Bay Hotel. A post event BBQ will be served to participants at the Kilkee Bay Hotel that afternoon and evening.  All route details and registration is available on www.ianstrust.com  with regular updates on www.facebook.com/tothemoonandbackcycle

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To The Moon And Back Cycle / Run / Walk

June 26th, 2013

Blulift are delighted to announce their involvement with the latest event being held by Ians Trust, The To The Moon And Back Cycle / Run / Walk which is being held in Kilkee on the 10th of August. Online registration is now open, and you can sign up by clicking here. This promises to be a great event and we encourage you to support it where possible. Thank you.

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Blulift help out with TomCat Festival

June 20th, 2013

Blulift were delighted to be involved in the inaugural TomCat Festival which was recently held in Limerick. As part of that festival a giant mural was painted over a derelict site on Thomas St. This time lapse video shows one of ourScissors Lift‘s helping out as artists Dermot McConaghy, Harry Humphreys & Catherine O’Halloran spend 3 days perfecting their work of art!


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National Seminar Identifies Key Training Gaps

June 17th, 2013

The lack of awareness of legislative changes and variances in basic operator training were among the key themes to emerge from the recent Be Wise at Height national seminar.  The event hosted by Blulift identified a number of common areas of concern among safety managers from a variety of industries. The misinterpretation of current legislation was the key issue identified.  The seminar included discussions with representatives of the Health & Safety Authority and has prompted the development of a further series of information events to address the key issues identified at the recent event.

The key issues discussed at the event included the misuse of access equipment, lack of awareness of options such as accessories and attachments to work safely at height and the increasing lack of machine maintenance of equipment due to budget cuts. Attendees from utility companies to development and manufacturing plant management companies identified the need to develop thorough training structures in machine examinations.  Larger companies identified this as a key gap.

Blulift announced that they have now adopted their 2013 Be Wise at Height campaign as a permanent training and industry safety programme with two further safety information seminars now organised for this Autumn and Winter.  A regional seminar will be hosted in September with the theme of Operator Training and Machine Familiarisation. A second event in December will focus on Safety Harnesses and Lanyards.  The events will again be organised in conjunction with the Health and Safety Authority and industry experts.

Pat Brown, Safety and Training Manager with Blulift explained the feedback from the national seminar provided the basis for deciding to provide more industry information through regional events. He outlined ‘it was striking the level of misinterpretation of current legislation among companies of all sizes.  The decision to host two more events in 2013 is a response to a very definite need for information among safety and facility managers and are designed based on immediate feedback from attendees.  We are delighted to have the Health and Safety Authority involved again who also found it very beneficial from a direct feedback point of view.  The key learning from the day was the majority of companies are not fully up to speed with legislation and need to pay more attention to the thoroughness of machine inspections.’

There is no charge for the autumn and winter events but places are limited to 40 and most be pre-booked through Blulift on 1890 500 900.

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National Seminar highlights being Wise at Height

June 5th, 2013

The Blulift Be Wise at Height campaign hit new heights with the hosting of the first national seminar on safety at height. The event drew attendees from a broad variety of sectors to listen to industry experts and learn first hand of the changing nature of Health & Safety compliance. Based on the success of the event it is proposed to host a further Be Wise at Height industry information evening in the coming months.

Pat Brown of Blulift speaking at the Be Wise At Height Seminar

Pat Brown of Blulift speaking at the Be Wise At Height Seminar

National Safety Seminar for Limerick

May 16th, 2013
National Seminar Launched with big uptake in registration

National Seminar Launched with big uptake in registration

Limerick will host the first Be Wise at Height national safety seminar on Wednesday th May 29 . The event is hosted by Blulift will feature some of Ireland and the UK’s leading safety experts and the Health and Safety Authority. The seminar is aimed at Safety Managers across all industries and individuals with responsibility for MEWP hire and maintenance.

Among the speakers will include Michael McDonagh of the Health and Safety Authority, Lee Simmonds, Chairperson of IPAF’s CAP committee and Pat Brown, Safety and Training Manager with Blulift. The event will feature an update on the most recent legislation and company obligations, practical demonstrations and technical overviews using the industry’s most advanced systems.

Pat Brown of Blulift outlined the day was part of the Be Wise at Height national safety initiative to generate more awareness of the risks of working at height and adopting a preventative approach. He explained ‘the seminar is structured to give attendees the most current information from the industry experts that include HSA and representatives from IPAF’s technical committees. The approach will be focused on equipping attendees with a safety and inspection toolbox to employ with their own equipment and safety practices. Blulift has seen a huge increase in the volume of training being requested across all industries and this event is designed to respond to the key information Safety Managers need to deliver a safety at height message in their companies.’ He added ‘this is a unique opportunity to hear and learn from the industry experts in Ireland and the UK and we are delighted to get the support of the HSA and Lee Simmonds who is recognised internationally for his work.’

The event take place on Wednesday 29 House Hotel in Adare, Co. Limerick. There is no charge for the event but places are limited and most be pre-booked through Blulift on 1890 500 900. For more information visit www.blulift.ie

Be Wise At Height 2013 Seminar Series

April 30th, 2013

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Wednesday 29th May, 9am to 4pm

“MEWP Thorough examination / inspection and certification requirements”

Blulift in conjunction with the HSA have teamed up to deliver a one day seminar on MEWP thorough examination and certification. This seminar is a must for Safety Managers and those responsible for MEWP hire and maintenance within organisations.

The seminar will include using PUWER / LOLER / service manuals and machine files and also cover advanced planning of maintenance and service bulletins.

Speakers:

  • Michael McDonagh of the HSA
  • Lee Simmonds Chairperson of IPAF’s CAP Committee

9:00      Registration

9:30      Introduction- Pat Brown, Blulift Safety & Training Manager

9:45      Current Legislation and Regulatory requirements- Michael McDonagh, HSA

10:30    Tea/Coffee

11:00    Thorough Examination, – Lee Simmonds, IPAF CAP committee chairperson

  • Legislation, correct usage of PUWER and LOLER,
  • Sourcing technical information, planning and competence.
  • Example of questions being addressed
  • What does a thorough examination consist of?
  • What does an inspection consist of?
  • Are tools and measuring devices needed?
  • How long does it take?
  • Do I need a specified area?
  • Do I have to put a machine up to full height to test it?
  • What other checks need to be undertaken in addition to the examination?

 

12:30    Lunch (Provided)

13.15    Defect reporting and categorisation and Legal requirements (points needed to make it legally

correct)

  • Defect reporting to Authorities
  • Recording of information

15.00    Exam time (Optional, but why not give it a go!!!)
15:30    Questions and answers

16:00    Close

 

Venue: Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick. Places must be pre-booked.
To reserve your place email Aoife Ryan on aryan@blulift.ie or call 1890 500 900

Blulift in Pictures

April 24th, 2013

Here is a quick overview of some of the equipment and specialist machines available at Blulift

Catch up with our Spring Newsletter

April 24th, 2013

Click on the newsletter below to see an online copy of our Spring Newsletter.If you would like to receive our Newsletter straight to your inbox then please drop us a mail at info@blulift.ie to be added to our list.

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UDrive – At Height and Underwater

April 19th, 2013

The Blulift UDrive was recently on hand at the Limerick Tunnel for a  maintenance and repair job. The UDrive has been busy on tunnel maintenance with the works on the Jack Lynch Tunnel also completed in recent months.  The UDrive was selected due to the short timeframe involved in getting the job completed and its flexibility and speed to access these specific jobs with multiple access points.

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Blulift Specialist Equipment Investment

April 17th, 2013

The national reputation of Blulift’s Specialist Equipment division was further enhanced by the announcement of a further major investment in a range of new equipment. A total of 20 new machines have been sourced from Nifty Lift and Genie for delivery in Spring 2013. The new specialist equipment includes a series of self drive trailer hoists, vertical mast booms and 15 electric scissor lifts ranging in reach options of between 19 foot and 32 foot. The 32” machine is a unqiue machine to Ireland provided by Blulift. It is only 32 inches wide but yet has the working capacity of a much bigger machine.

New Staff Member – Liam Ryan

April 15th, 2013

Blulift are delighted to announce the arrival of Liam Ryan to the team. Liam is a qualified IPAF trainer and will work with Training Manager Pat Brown.  Liam has extensive experience in the area of Forklift and Access training.

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Blulift 23m Spider Lift – A month in the life of……….

April 15th, 2013

To give you a better illustration of how busy many of our machines are, we put a tracker on our 23 metre spider. The following video charts the journey of the Blulift Spiderlift from Limerick to Kerry, Cork, Westmeath and Galway. The video demonstrates the range of applications from pharma, construction, manufacturing plants, sports facilities and a few tight entrances.

Be Wise At Height Seminar

April 14th, 2013

Bluelift Be Wise at Height symbolPlans at currently at an advanced stage to host a national Be Wise at Height Seminar in partnership with the Health and Safety Authority and a number of industry experts.  The event organised by Blulift’s Training Manager Pat Brown will be hosted in Limerick.  Full details will be announced in coming weeks.

If you wish to be keep informed of the event please email pbrown@blulift.ie

Weight for Charity Completed

April 11th, 2013

Blulift customers tuned into TV3 on Wednesday to see John Cusack join his colleagues in the Charity
Weight Loss programme. John’s nominated charity for the campaign was Ian’s Trust to provide funding for families of children with severe acquired brain injury. The team collectively raised €25,000 and shed over 25 stone. Blulift’s own John Cusack lost 1 stone and 6 llbs and lining up for a summer of running and cycling events.

Blulift Goes Mobile

March 13th, 2013

In response to customer feedback Blulift.ie has gone mobile. We have launched our new mobile website. This is designed to provide immediate access and information to customers regardless of their location. Just type in www.blulift.ie to bring you to our new mobile site.

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St. Patricks Day

March 13th, 2013

We wish all our customers and friends a great St. Patricks Day and bank holiday weekend. Blulift will be busy preparing for the Limerick St. Patricks Day parade when we will be joined by dozens of school children walking in the parade to raise awareness of Ian’s Trust and some fundraising events that groups of people are lining up to take part in to raise money for families and children with acquired severe brain injury. Watch out for the Ian’s Trust Signage on the Blulift UDrive.

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Blulift gets Nifty

March 13th, 2013

HR21Blulift has just welcomed the arrival of the Nifty HR 21 which will revolutionise self propelled access equipment. Featuring the new SOLPS safety system and an industry first ‘tough cage’, the HR 21 is the most advanced machine of its kind offering a narrower and lighter machine with greater outreach. It combines innovative weight and space saving design with an excellent turning circle for better manoeuvrability on-site and lower transportation costs.

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The HR21 offers exceptional outreach, whether it be up-and-over access to awkward locations or outreach to jobs below ground level. Proportional controls deliver smooth, measured operation while platform rotation and fly-boom allow precise positioning anywhere in the HR21’s vast working envelope.

This machine is going to cause a stir and will be in big demand.

Niche Blulift equipment serving the Forces

March 13th, 2013

From the Aviva Stadium to Film sets to ESB plants Blulift has developed a range of specialist service areas. Underlining our reputation for working in partnership with businesses, organisations and professions we have recently secure official approved supplier status to the Department of Defence.

Blulift access equipment is regularly seen undertaken government and military work. Most recently, Blulift has been a regular visitor to the Irish Naval Base in Haulbowline in Co. Cork.

Blulift Launch Be Wise At Height Campaign

March 12th, 2013

Bluelift Be Wise at Height symbolNational powered access company Blulift have announced a new campaign to heighten awareness of working safely at height.

The company’s Be Wise at Height campaign will introduce a range of innovative safety approaches to working safely at height combined with regular information and training events. The new safety focus will target a number of specific sectors that will include manufacturing, construction and development , facilities management and the trades.

Blulift Quality Mark Process

March 11th, 2013

Blulift has recently upgraded its equipment audit process.  The development of the Service and Equipment Quality mark was undertaken to develop a quality mark that provides a further reassurance to customers for all our hire equipment and used equipment sales.

From CAP training (Competent Access person) which trained our team on how to inspect and sign off on GA1 certs and legally sign off on machines.  This is designed to complement the rigorous equipment audit process that we already undertake.  The audit is designed to ISO standard to ensure complete traceability in Blulift.

Investment in People – Bringing Training to a Higher level

March 11th, 2013

The recent level of demand for Blulift training is matched by our expansion into developing new training courses and investment in our team of trainers.  Blulift has now the highest number of IPAF approve trainers in Ireland under one roof.  Recent training to ensure we can deliver a new range of courses has resulted in the provision of new programmes that include Hire Controller, Safety Harness Training including restraint lanyard.

For complete details of all the training options provided visit our training section.  Blulift delivers training in our state of the art training centre in Limerick or on site at our customers base.  Contact Pat Brown for all training details.

Lift Off For Ian’s Trust

February 19th, 2013


There was a large turnout of cyclists from all over Limerick and Clare for the inaugural Valentines Cycle from Limerick to Clarecastle on February 16th. The event was part of Blulift’s John Cusack’s Charity Weight Loss campaign which John is raising funds for Ian’s Trust. The newly founded Ian’s Trust raises money to support the parents and families of children aged between 6 and 16 with severe acquired brain injury.

John was joined on the cycle by many of his fellow weight loss campaigners in addition to a strong show of support from cyclists from all parts of Limerick City and County and Clare. Blulift were on hand to capture some of the video and photographic action from what is hoped will be a permanent fixture on the cycling calendar.

Charity Cycle Launches Ian’s Trust Fundraisers

February 10th, 2013

A Spring cycle into Clare and back will mark the first official fundraiser for Ian’s Trust. The cycle on Saturday 16th February is part of Blulift’s John Cusack’s ‘Pounds for Ian’s Trust’ and will travel from Limerick to Clarecastle and back with refreshments served at Clarecastle for all cyclists. A minimum contribution of €15 is required and all participants will be entered into a draw for a number of valuable prizes. All funds raised from the event will be used to support families of children who have suffered severe acquired brain injury.

A major cycle for Ian’s Trust is being organised by Blulift later in the summer which is hoped will become one a permanent fixture in the cycling calendar. We hope that many of our industry colleagues and customers will join us on the bike in February and late summer for this great cause. Interested cyclists for the February event can register by emailing ocusack@blulift.ie

Welcome Return to Service and Maintenance Team

February 2nd, 2013

Blulift are delighted to welcome Christy Cronin back to work following his recent knee surgery. Christy is widely regarded as one of Irelands leading powered Access Engineers and has over 20 years experience to date. The story on the GAA scene is it that the surgery was so successful he may be lining out for his beloved Cappamore Gaa club in the future! Christy rejoins an expanded Service and Maintenance team now covering the entire country through our new mobile service fleet.

Blulift Supporting Ians Trust

January 12th, 2013

Our start to the New Year has began with Blulifts John Cusack joining the Limerick wide Charity Weight Loss campaign in his Pounds for Ian’s Trust Challenge. Over the next few weeks John will aim to lose weight and attract sponsorship for Ian’s Trust. The campaign is being followed on TV3. The Trust was established to support families of children who have suffered acquired brain injury. Full details of Ian’s Trust are available on www.ianstrust.com or follow Ian’s Trust ion Facebook.

Health & Safety Standards Set by Blulift

January 7th, 2013

As part of the continued investment and expansion in new innovative access equipment Blulift continues to set the benchmark in Health & Safety. The coming weeks will see a new training programme launched as a result of recent retraining of our instructors. Blulift will now offer three qualified IPAF instructors in house representing nearly one third of Ireland’s qualified IPAF instructors.

The retraining is delivered by AJ Access’s Lee Simmonds and will see the Blulift team of John Cusack, Pat Brown and Eric Dillon deliver approved IPAF MEWP training in the new state of the art operator training facilities in Raheen or onsite for customers. Pat Brown is recognized as one of the countries leading instructors with over 10 years experience and also brings considerable Health & Safety experience. Pat has been invited to deliver Health & Safety Consultancy and Training in a range of fields and also in the preparation of Safety and Method Statements. 2013 will see the launch of Blulifts Work at Height Safely campaign which will also see the availability of new safety focused access equipment not available until now in the marketplace.

Blulift receives Multinational endorsements

December 20th, 2012

In our mission to set industry standards from pre delivery inspection audits to Blulift service and maintenance we recently received a number of endorsements for our approach from some of Irelands largest companies. The team at Blulift is proud to be recognized by Merck Sharp & Dohme for the standards we are setting. Our recent involvement with some of the largest manufacturing, pharma, medical device and utilities companies has seen our spiderlifts and specialist access equipment solve access problems in industrial situations that would otherwise have cost significant time and money.

Raheen Business Park Walks a Mo-Mile

December 4th, 2012

On Friday the 30th of November Blulift Joined our Raheen Business Park neighbors who came together to walk a Mo-Mile and support Movember.

Companies from the Raheen Business Park on board for the Mo-Mile included: Dell, Analog B.V., Stryker, On-Semi Conductor, Ser Com Solutions, Blulift Ltd., and SPIN South West. It took place on Friday the 30th of November at 1.30 and around 500 people from all businesses in the Business Park took part.  Both men and women (Mo Sista’s) were encouraged to take part – and people not growing thier own Mo were encouraged to bring and wear their own!

A Bit about Movember

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Ireland and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.

The funds raised in Ireland are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and Action Prostate Cancer, an initiative from the Irish Cancer Society. Movember funds support a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

To donate to the Raheen Business Park Initiative check out:

http://ie.movember.com/mospace/network/raheenbusinesspark

Blulift expand support fleet and service innovation

November 24th, 2012

Blulift have announced further expansion in their service fleet and Site Audit and Surveying services.  In the development of the complete Blulift Service approach, a new specialised site survey vehicle has been purchased for use by Pat Browne.  The new Blulift Hi Lux will be used for Site Assessment which is delivered by Pat for specialist access jobs whether is it is difficult outdoor terrain or intricate indoor access jobs.  The inclusion of a height assessment system enables Blulift to identity which of its specialist fleet of equipment is required.  The Blulift Site Audit Process is developed to enable our customers work safely and efficiently at height based on a thorough assessment of equipment is most appropriate.

The arrival of the new Volvo FM11 26 Tonner 6×2 Rigid Truck is a further expansion of the company’s delivery systems.  The increased focus on efficiency by Blulift and customer requirements will ensure the expanded fleet can continue to respond to immediate Access installation requirements.  In keeping with the Blulift Green Standards the Volvo rigid truck is selected based on its compliance to Euro 5 for reduced emissions.  The acquisition of the Hi Lux and the Volvo FM11 is investment by Blulift into ensuring the customer process continues to be developed from Site Audit, Machine prescription for the specialist roles to delivery in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.

2013 Pioneering Launch for Blulift

November 2nd, 2012

The coming weeks sees the arrival of the latest industry technology to Blulift. The Nifty Lift HR 21 represent the leading edge in powered access equipment.  The new HR 21 will be formally launched by Blulift in January 2013.

The specialist HR 21 represent a major investment in safety with the inclusion on the SiOPS system which will be the new safety standard in boom lifts.

What you need to new about the HR 21

–          HR 21 is 50% lighter than any other comparable booms resulting in greater operating efficiency.

–          Works at 20.8 metre height and 12.5 horizontal out reach

–          Includes the new SiOPS safety system which is intelligent software to avoid collisions and workplace accidents involving the machine operator.

–          Two HR21 machine can fit on a rigid truck resulting in lower transportation costs for customers.

–          Cost effective machines and environmentally friendly adhering to Blulift Green Standard.

Powered access supply meets demand – Autumn starts with upsurge in demand

September 28th, 2012

Blulift is delighted to announce the purchase of 20 new electric scissor lifts for delivery in October.  The Genie range will include Genie 1932, 2632 and 3246 scissor lifts and will cater for the surge in demand for the Blulift powered access equipment particularly catering for the industrial sector, maintenance and fit outs.  In addition to the 20 machines due in October a further 20 Genie machines will arrive in January to service the demand from the Pharmaceutical sector.

The Blulift Green Standard and adherence to strict quality controls has resulted in Blulift becoming one of the largest powered access suppliers to the Irish Pharma industry.  The new deal with Genie represents a further investment of almost €500,000 into new powered access stock.  In order to service the demand for the entire range of powered access equipment Blulift has recently increased the team to nine with plans to add to this in the coming months.