100% Family Owned

Independently Certified


Can Do Attitude



Our Story

We are local, family owned and award-winning.

Our beginnings were humble: a single van, a backyard shed and the drive to build something better.

Attic ladders led to residential chairlifts. Chairlifts to platform lifts. Platform lifts to our first commercial lift installation in 2005.

Since then, we have installed more than 200 lifts across Tasmania and beyond, including at MONA Pharos, Pumphouse Point, Freycinet Lodge, Myer ICON complex, Crowne Plaza Hobart, Launceston and Mersey Hospital, Parliament Square and much more.

Along the way, we have provided opportunities for local apprentices, supported community organisations and events and employed scores of Tasmanians.

Our commitment to quality, excellence and desire to provide Tasmanians with a local option has remained a constant during this time.

After more than 25 years operation and with the second generation of the Dales family now onboard, our story has really only just begun.


Our Capabilities

We go where others can’t. Our “can-do” attitude sees us provide solutions which are unique, cutting edge and tailored to our client’s needs. We regularly attend the largest international elevator exhibitions in Europe and elsewhere bringing the best the world has to offer to Tasmania.

We go the extra mile. Undertaking extra research to offer alternate solutions, assisting consultants with vertical access problems such as pit depth constraints, services in the shaft, limited overheads or sensitive sites are all in a day’s work at Access Solutions.

We strive to ensure the i’s are dotted and t’s crossed. Compliant with the Building Code of Australia (2013) and QMS ISO 9001:2008 accredited, Access Solutions also partners with leading vertical transport safety consultants to ensure that quality is kept front and centre. 

Our People

We aim to attract the best in the industry.

Our team of more than 25 Tasmanians is experienced, dedicated and committed to delivering excellence.

We invest in our award-winning team to ensure that their skills and our capability is kept at the cutting edge. 

We have fun together. Whether team building abseiling the Gordon Dam wall, go-Karting, paintball, or the Raw Challenge mud runs, we know that a happy team is often a successful one.

Award Winning

Tasmanian Community Achievement Business Award, NAWIC Crystal Vision, recognised Employer of Choice, TAFE Apprentices of the Year 2014 & 2015, MBT Women in Construction Award, MBT Specialist Contractor Finalist 2021 .


The Team

Ashley Dales

Ashley Dales

Founder & Director

Ashley undertook his joinery apprenticeship in Victoria, moved to Singapore in 1989 and became Regional Manager for a British firm in South East Asia. Returning to Australia in 1993 he founded Access Solutions. 

Lydia Ewers

Lydia Ewers

General Manager

Lydia manages the construction and operations side of the company in logistics, procurement of resources and project management. She holds a BA in Accounting and brings a stable, consistent and modern approach to Access Solutions. 

Brodie Coad

Brodie Coad

Construction Manager

With a passion for life and the people he works with, Brodie brings a wide variety of skills to the team having completed his apprenticeship as a Fitter and Turner and Electrician.
His passion and dedication to every project ensures a successful outcome.
On the weekends you might find him recording a new cover or creating music.


A 24/7 diverse service for your complete peace of mind. 


Willing to work the extra mile. 


100% Tasmanian owned. 


Warranty has ended? We’re here.  

Our Values

These drive our outcomes on whatever the project size.


We deliver on our promises because our words and reputation matter. We know the responsibility to our suppliers, clients and broader community.


The finished result and getting it right for the long term matters to all of us from site through to management. 


Passion for the building industry and doing the right thing. 


How can we help?

Do you maintain third party equipment i.e. from Schindler, Otis or Kone?

Absolutely! Tell us when and where. Our equipment is non propitiatory giving you peace of mind. With our national network, we acquire replacement stock for fast turn around deliveries for various third party components, including our own installations.

Are you statewide?

Yes! We operate with a state-wide maintenance and a 24/7 call out line across Tasmania. We have also undertaken projects in Victoria and Queensland.

Do you only do DDA and residential lifts?

While we can provide a DDA compliant solution for you, we also specialise in residential, commercial, custom designs, escalators, moving walkways, goods hoists or dumbwaiters. Call us today for an obligation free quote or sample drawings!

Can you provide sample drawings?

We certainly can for all types of lifts, escalators, or platform lifts that we offer. If you’re an architect or designer and need them in CAD format – ask us today.  

Does Access Solutions installations comply with AS1735 and EN81-20?

Yes.  Access Solutions installations comply with the relevant code. Any new designs are registered with Work Safe Tasmania and undergo rigorous internal inspections by our third party lift inspector. Access Solutions specifies RISKPAC as a third party lift consultant to verify our install works where a third party certification process is required.