Like many successful New Zealand businesses, Accessman started from humble beginnings.
In 1994 the construction industry was feeling pressure from the Department of Labour to ensure that all work practices complied with national Occupational Safety and Health Standards. At the same time, companies needed to increase their focus on profitability. The entrepreneurial mind of Christchurch-based electrician, Ross Pickersgill was quick to identify a solution to both.
That very same year, Ross purchased his first scissor lift which was hired out to contractors when Ross was not using it. This piece of equipment not only made working at height safe but it increased productivity by removing the need to continually build scaffolding.
Armed with a business plan, Accessman was born and is now the largest specialist equipment hire company in the South Island.
Accessman now boasts over 1000 machines making it the Elevated Working Platform (EWP) industry leaders and industry experts with Ross at the helm as Director of the Accessman Group.
While some can boast to be ‘experts’ within their fields, Accessman don’t use this word flippantly. Accessman has played an advisory role to the Hire Industry Association of NZ (HIANZ) for the purpose of developing the Codes of Practice for the operation of EWP’s.