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.

Sam Downes Service Manager

Sam has been with Access Solutions for over 10 years and brings passion and experience to this position. He provides our clients with localised, industry-specific knowledge and technical solutions, both site specific and code related. He has been involved with projects such as Myer Icon, Maq01 Hotel, MONA, and Parliament Square Hobart and has a proven track record as a critical thinker. In 2013 Sam was awarded Tasmanian apprentice of the year (and fourth in the national awards).

Josh Dales Special Projects

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), and he is currently completing his masters degree in Business Administration.

Adam Trickey Technical Sales Manager

Lydia Dales Operations Project Manager

Lydia works in logistics, procurement of resources and project management. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Accounting.

Jacinda Hochman Project Manager and Business Development

Jacinda works in contract management, tenders and the business branding and development. She holds a Diploma of Graphic Design and was winner of the 2017 MBT Women in Construction Award for Excellence.

Linda Belstead Accounts Manager

Linda is responsible for the accounting functions within the company.

Erin Young Office and Service Administrator

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.

Deborah Dales Administration Assistant

Debbie has joined the Access Solutions team to assist with keeping the office running smoothly. She is also undertaking a Diploma of Interior Design.

Caleb Dales A Grade Lift Technician

Alex Kelly A Grade Electrician

Simon Usher A Grade Electrician

Wayne Silver 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