Our group Coronavirus policy is to follow UK Government advice so that we minimise the risk to our employees, customers, and suppliers.

  • Staff and Depots
  • Unless otherwise permitted by management, all our staff members have now returned to the office and depots to continue serving our customers, the AFI Way.

  • Social Distancing
  • We are enforcing social distancing. Where available, we recommend communication by phone, email, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp, or video conferencing.

  • Hygiene
  • We have strict hygiene standards, with staff being required to follow government guidelines (regular hand washing, respiratory hygiene, sanitisation of surfaces etc.) and appropriate PPE has been supplied to our employees.

  • Equipment Cleaning Procedures
  • All equipment is thoroughly cleaned upon return and prior to despatch to reduce transmission risks.

  • Contactless Delivery & Collection
  • We have contactless delivery and collection available to minimise the risk of transmission

  • Construction Sites
  • Construction sites are permitted to operate as normal but must implement Site Operating Procedures and social distancing to help reduce transmission.

  • Training
  • Throughout the development of the Coronavirus, our training divisions have followed official advice from the NHS and the Government regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, as well as listening regularly to customer feedback. We have put in place additional controls such as social distancing and providing additional hygiene facilities to support the wider UK efforts as well as giving additional flexibility to our customers to move courses without penalty.

    We offer a range of training courses at all training locations including IPAF, PASMA and NSRWA. We also offer training online, which includes IPAF e-Learning Operator training (online theory together with a ½ day practical at one of our training locations), as well as the IPAF MEWPs for Managers course.

    Should you need to hire a machine from AFI-Uplift, you can do so by calling your local depot hub or our sales team on 03303 115 105 or email us on

    Alternatively, from whichever location you are working from, you can log into AFI Online and place an order any time of the day - even outside of normal working hours.

    Risk Assessments

    To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 we have implemented new operating processes, for more information regarding these measures please see the actions we have undertaken detailed in the Risk Assessments below:

    Mobile Engineers & Hoist Teams
    Office Worker
    Plant & MEWP Delivery Drivers
    Workshop & Yard

    Hire & Training COVID-19 Safety Measures
    Download our Hire & Training COVID-19 Safety Measures flyer to see what safety measures we have put in place

    We continue to closely monitor the situation and will always review our policies in line with the latest UK Government advice.

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