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Posted by Ivelina Dulkova on 20-Apr-2016 09:51:14

Height, Lift & Shift: Who we are and what we do

Your_working_at_height_partner_copy.pngHeight, Lift & Shift is a Leeds based safety and innovation-focused company that provides a comprehensive range of equipment, services and advice on working at height and manual handling. The team has years of experience working within the access industry and is proud to be one of the few genuinely independent companies in its field.


Not being tied to a specific equipment manufacturer gives HLS the advantage of providing entirely unbiased advice and the ability to recommend the right equipment; other companies are often highly incentivised to sell equipment because it is convenient for them, and not because it is right for the client.

Stuart Honeywood, MD says “We work collaboratively with our clients to supply equipment, training, maintenance and support for their specific needs, we don’t just look at the working at height issue, we also talk about budget, timescales and ways to improve productivity or safety culture.”

The company offers a complementary site survey to understand in-depth the operational challenges organisations face and gain a clear and comprehensive picture of their specific needs. Following the completion of a survey HLS delivers a comprehensive report to feed into the client’s decision making process in relation to the purchase of equipment.

HLS’ range of products starts from simple non-powered products for very specific tasks, to more versatile powered access with or without the ability to reach over ground-based obstacles. They have solutions for stock-picking, carrying out maintenance, hanging POS, cleaning, and working on machinery.

HLS offers flexible acquisition methods with a number of finance options for incorporated companies. Clients can purchase outright, through a finance lease, operating lease, or hire purchase, or simply choose between a short, mid, or long-term hire package. Just buying the right equipment is not enough, so HLS integrate repair and maintenance into all of their equipment packages to ensure ongoing compliance and maximum return on investment. The company also offers a number of training courses such as IPAF, PASMA, and NPORS, as well as bespoke training packages tailored to client’s individual needs.

For large client projects looking at how people work at height or where they need specialist support, HLS offer a full consultancy package, including any or all of: best practice research; site survey/s; cultural considerations; current equipment reviews; training provision reviews.

HLS has a national presence with engineers across the UK and Ireland, and their sales consultants travel across Europe to visit client sites. Their dedicated after-sales team provides support for equipment when it’s onsite, including repairs and servicing, LOLER examinations, additional training, spare parts, and valuations or trade-ins.

“We work with both trade and end users” continues Honeywood, “our clients range from retail giants to submarine manufacturers and some of them see productivity gains of up to 35% following their investment in access equipment.”

By looking at work at height equipment provision in the round, and considering the allied fields of productivity, efficiency, and safety HLS are able to offer organisations solutions that are easy to justify, and that have a positive impact on their clients safety records, as well as their bottom line.

For further information contact us at info@hls.co

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Ivelina Dulkova

Ivelina Dulkova - Marketing Executive

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