Need powered access for films? See the man on the couch

Powered access hire specialist JMS is planning a novel way to share expertise advice with film, TV media clients.

It is preparing a series of videos featuring the company’s film, TV media specialist, Paul Holls, a very colourful prop.

JMS Sales Marketing Director Scott Walker explains: “We’re going a little cinematic putting Paul on a red couch to deliver his advice. The question is, where will the couch Paul appear next?”

Scott adds: “Paul has developed significant expertise in the delivery of powered access solutions for a wide range of film, TV media clients, which he is only too happy to share.

“Our film TV clients find it invaluable having a powered access professional like Paul on h, who can talk their language understs the stresses strains their industry.”

Film production powered access

Paul works from the JMS offices at Pinewood Studios so is perfectly placed to respond rapidly to powered access enquiries from production companies either based there or working there, or at nearby film TV studios.

Genie Boom with green screen JMS Media access
Genie Z33/18 Articulated Electric Boom on location

He says: “We are very pleased to have our platforms supporting some of the biggest film productions in the UK. These are exciting times for film-making in the UK, we’re playing our part in delivering fast, effective safe working at height solutions.”

Fast response having teams prepared to work around the clock to deliver scissor lifts cherry pickers, among others, when where they are needed are certainly important JMS attributes.

Right platforms for creative industries

As is having the right access platforms ready for hire, says Paul. He adds: “JMS has been supporting film, TV media clients for many years now.

“Strategic investment decisions take full account of the needs of clients in the creative industries. Our extended supply chain also means we will always find a way to get customers the platforms they need.”

Houlotte Star 10 - Jms Powered Access
Houlette Star 10 Mast Boom on set

JMS can also provide a full range of attachments for supporting equipment such as lighting rigs cameras, which are especially important when powered access platforms are used for location filming outside broadcasts.

JMS also delivers a range of working at height training, including IPAF courses, which are used by production companies to give their technicians the skills they need to use platforms safely productively.

Working at height on location

Scissor lifts boom lifts from JMS are used across the film production process including set construction, rigging duties, film production, including location shoots.

The film TV expertise that Paul the rest of the JMS operations team have developed enables them to seamlessly plan schedule the delivery, maintenance collection of large fleets of different platforms as they are needed throughout a production process that can last many months.

While, as such a creative industry often dems, being ready to respond, at a moment’s notice, to challenging requests for powered access support that many other suppliers would struggle to fulfil.

JMS NiftyLift HR21
Customers are increasingly selecting hybrid models such as this Nifty HR21 Articulated Boom.

For more information about our film, TV media powered access service, contact our Pinewood Studios office on 01753 785907 or email