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Access equipment Ability International has been award the company of the month by Building and Facilities News due to the company’s excellent customer service and product range.

Ability International provides aluminium scaffolding and access solutions for people working at height. The small flexible company headed by Michael Holborn provides a wide range of products to a number of companies from the MOD to self employed customers.  With over 22 years answering access needs Ability International Ltd has gained experience with innovative and practical solutions to client’s problems.  Over the years the company has gained an excellent reputation with customers repeatedly returning to Ability.  Ability also manufacture special and bespoke equipment and are continuously building up a varied customer base in a wide range of industry and commercial sectors.

The newest product on the market with a proven 800% efficiency rating is the Desksurfer. Designed and manufactured by Ability International Ltd., the Desksurfer provides safe access over desk access. This robust product is easy to move and will fit through doors and into lifts. The platform has a 900mm outreach providing an easy-hands reach of 1200mm over desks. The adjustable mast is height adjustable for platform heights from 875mm to 2240mm giving up to 4240mm reach height.  The Desksurfer has an option to be flat-packed for transportation and storage and has many options including a seat/tool tray and adjustable legs, ideal for locations with uneven floors. The Desksurfer has been designed from the inspiration of facilities and maintenance engineers to specifically answer the difficult real life access requirements when working over desks. Extra height versions of the Desksurfer are available e.g. the Desksurfer 49 with 4.9m reach height and the Desksurfer 55 with 5.5m reach height.  800% efficiency was achieved by a facilities contractor at a major banking corporation; in an exercise they changed 80 lights using the Desksurfer, in the same time it took them to change 10, using their existing desk spanning scaffold system.

The Peterborough based company also offer Certificated On-Site Safety Training for all types of access equipment ranging from ladders & steps to Desksurfer and to sophisticated custom built aluminium tower systems. The trainers have many years of experience in the access industry and the training certification is valid for the normal working life of the individual (unless otherwise stated). The company also provides site surveys and assessment of any access problems, where Ability International Ltd products may offer a viable and practical access solutions drawing upon years of experience from previous scenarios & applications. Ability manufactured products & training courses are accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 (soon 2008), Achilles UVDB (Utilities Vendor Database) and National Britannia Safe Contractor Scheme.  The product range has components which are unique in the features offered to customers for example their snap on locking hook is the only product available in the aluminium scaffolding market that can accommodate two different scaffold tube sizes and the top of the range hook can also be security locked in place to help prevent theft or unauthorized interference (a key safety and security benefit) of the aluminium towers once erected.

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Ability International Ltd

Ability International Ltd


Nr. Peterborough

United Kingdom


Tel: 01832 226445


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Ability International Limited provides innovative and practical access solutions for working at height using aluminium or steel to customer specification drawing upon over 22 years of experience.