Access Beware

November 21, 2023
November 21, 2023
“If it seems too good to be true… it probably is!!”

The Access Industry is grounded by safety policies and regulated guidelines on machine operation in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and, more importantly, Australian Standards AS1418.10 and AS.2550.10-2006.

The past decade has seen widespread growth within the Access Trade. Tough financial times, and a shortage of quality second hand machines, provides an avenue for companies and end users to look for cheaper, more cost effective alternatives to fulfil machine requirements.

It has now become ever more common to see the end-user pay the price for lack of knowledge and experience when purchasing second hand, re-conditioned or refurbished equipment. The stress, danger and expense can often outweigh the anticipated savings and could potentially place you or your business at significant risk!

It is important to deal with a trustworthy company that operates according to appropriate regulation. With Access Sales & Spares you can be assured that operator safety is the top priority and we ensure all our new and refurbished elevating work platform’s comply with legislation, covering design, testing, operational requirements, plant regulations, codes of practice and Occupational Health & Safety requirements.

We have compiled a list of questions/guidelines to be considered with regard to “getting it right” the first time!

Second Hand Machine Sales:

  • Does the machine have the correct maintenance history, log book, risk assessment, operating instructions and appropriate Decals?
  • Is the machine approved (Design registration)?
  • Is the machine a foreign import?
  • Is the machine Ten Year Test compliant?  If so, have you been provided with a copy of the Major Inspection Documentation, ie. photograpghs, certificates, work history?
  • Are spare parts available in Australia?
  • Are there any records of incidents or accidents associated with the machine?
  • Has the machine been written off/flooded/stolen/rolled over?
  • Check for any warranty claims on the machine.
  • Is there any finance owing on the machine?

All of these questions can be answered by a quick call for assistance, to either one of our team at Access Sales & Spares, or directly to the Australian Manufacturer of the machine.


When considering the right company to carry out Ten Year Major Inspections always:

  • check the integrity and legitimacy of the company;
  • check the experience and quality of workmanship;
  • ensure “proof of work” is provided; and
  • ensure any work done complies with the regulations.

At Access Sales & Spares, all our machines have been reliably tested and thoroughly checked so we can be certain that they are fit for use. Access Sales & Spares fully adheres to associated legislation and standards so you can be sure that you are working with the right team.

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