Our staff

Ashley Dales Owner/Manager

Ashley undertook his joinery apprenticeship from 1979-1983, moved to Singapore in 1989 and became Regional Manager for a British exhibitions firm in South East Asia. This involved managing client's accounts, design work and the implementation of construction crews throughout Asia for special projects. He returned to Australia in 1993 and founded Access Solutions. Initially concentrating on architectural products, Access Solutions has now grown to be one of Tasmania's leading providers of lifts, escalators and access equipment. Ashley has completed a diploma and holds a commercial builder's licence in the open unrestricted category for design and construct work. Ashley believes in the principles of honesty and hard work, and desires to run a business whose reputation goes before it and places the needs of the customer above its own. Ashley's international experience across a broad range of disciplines has made him a specialist in grasping complex issues and understanding required outcomes, even when there are multiple stake-holders involved.

Linda Belstead Accounts Manager

Linda is responsible for the accounting functions within the company.

Lydia Dales Office Manager

Lydia works in logistics, procurement of resources and project administration.

Richard Hall Architect

Richard is our in-house design consultant and registered architect, specialising in customisation and design documentation.

Jacinda Dales Business Development

Jacinda works in project and contract administration, tender preparation and quoting.

Erin Young Reception/Administration

Erin worked for twelve years as a registered teacher in Queensland, as well as performing administrative duties for engineering and architectural firms. She joined the team in 2016 and is now the first point of contact for our clients when they call or visit.

Tony Burdon Lift Consultant

Tony did his apprenticeship from 1969-1974 with Doug Peck Electrical before moving to Otis and staying for 32 years. He became an adjuster with Otis in 1983 and a supervisor in 1988. As supervisor, Tony managed 453 lifts and 11 staff, covering every conceivable aspect of the lift industry - from ordering parts, problem solving, project coordination, HR and OH&S. He left Otis in August 2006 to join Access Solutions. Tony has an A Grade electrical licence, is a registered plant inspector and has a contractor's licence. In 2013 Tony moved into semi-retirement while maintaining an active part-time role with us.

Sam Downes Lift Technician and Qualified Electrician

Sam joined Access Solutions in 2010 and since then has been involved in all aspects of the lift industry. He now manages his own domestic and commercial lift projects from start to finish and has been highly commended by his superiors for his diligence, thoughtfulness and application. Sam's ability to effectively communicate with clients makes him a valued staff member. In 2013 Sam was awarded Tasmanian apprentice of the year (and fourth in the national awards).

Josh Dales Lift Technician and Qualified Electrician

Josh has been involved in various domestic and commercial lift installations for Access Solutions. In the past he has worked with licensed builders which has given him a broad range of mechanical knowledge. Josh specialises in finding practical solutions in complex situations and often draws upon his diverse background experiences to accomplish this. Communication with clients and superior customer service are priorities for Josh and pride in his workmanship shows in every project he is involved in. In 2015 Josh was awarded Tasmanian apprentice of the year (and finalist in the national awards).

Adam Trickey A Grade Lift Technician

Caleb Dales A Grade Lift Technician

Alex Kelly A Grade Electrician

Simon Usher A Grade Electrician

Wayne Silver A Grade Electrician

Sean Yost A Grade Electrician

Peter Suwathi A Grade Electrician

Roman Mucha A Grade Electrician

Craig Rollins Qualified Fabricator and Glazier

Brodie Coad Qualified Fitter and mature-aged Apprentice Lift Technician

Patrick Lowe Specialist Electronics and mature-aged Apprentice Lift Technician

Tim Nault Field Support

William Byard Third year Fitter and Machinist

Alan Donoghue Field Support and Qualified Painter

Aron Simmonds Qualified Carpenter, Fitter and Lift Installer