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8 Benefits Of Hiring Powered Access Platforms

8 Benefits of Hiring Powered Access Platforms - Horizon Platforms

Whether you’re working at height or in a restricted space, powered access equipment can make your job significantly easier, allowing you to safely elevate to hard-to-reach areas, navigate narrow aisles and much more.

With benefits including fast delivery and flexible hire lengths, powered access platform hire has long been a popular choice for forward-thinking, or upward-thinking, businesses across the UK. 

In this blog post, we take a look at some of the benefits of hiring MEWPs – especially when you choose Horizon Platforms.

Lower Upfront Costs

Purchasing a MEWP can be expensive for businesses, especially when the asset is not fully utilised. In addition to the capital outlay, powered access plant equipment has other associated costs including compliance with health and safety legislation (e.g. LOLER and PUWER), ongoing repairs and a thorough maintenance examination every six months. Choosing the right hire partner can help free up capital and allow your business to get the best machine for the job. 

A Reliable Solution

From seasonal demand to short-term projects, hiring a MEWP provides a reliable solution. The right powered access equipment can be the difference between success and failure, so it’s important that you choose a hire partner you can trust. 

With our rigid three-step inspection process – involving a pre-use inspection, familiarisation and a good to go check on arrival and a post-collection survey – you can be certain that your equipment is in perfect condition and ready to use as soon as it arrives on site.

Useful for More Than you Think

With such a diverse variety of MEWPs to choose from, powered access equipment can be used in a wide range of industries and across an even wider range of both internal or external applications. By choosing the right hire partner, you have access to an incredibly diverse fleet of state-of-the-art MEWPs, offering the depth of range to tackle any type of project.

At Horizon Platforms, we run the very best battery-powered fleet in the industry. From low-level personnel lifts and scissor lifts to articulating boom lifts, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect platform for the job. In addition, our carefully selected network of partners means that we can source exactly what you need, when and where you need it. 

Try Before You Buy

If you require an access platform on a more permanent basis, renting a MEWP may still be a great option for your business. By renting different models you can essentially “try before you buy”, helping you to find the right equipment for your needs. This can be particularly advantageous if you’re not familiar with a brand, as the controls and functions can vary greatly across different manufacturers and machines.

If you decide that purchasing your own machine would be beneficial, then we can help you source brand new kit or purchase one of our high quality refurbished models. We also offer additional services such as respraying your platform in your company’s colours, and we can provide a maintenance and repair package with a Service Maintenance Agreement (SMA) – these are available from one to five years.

Peace of Mind

When purchasing a MEWP, you become responsible for regularly inspecting, servicing and repairing your machine to ensure it is always safe to use and remains compliant with industry regulations. But with powered access platform hire at Horizon Platforms, you get full peace of mind. We perform regular checks to make sure your equipment is fully operational, safe and compliant.

Even if you have your own equipment we can offer servicing packages to suit your requirements, with two different levels of cover depending on your needs. Furthermore, we’re an official IPAF Rental+ Gold supplier, so you can be sure that you’re getting the best possible service and expertise.

Quick Delivery

As MEWP specialists, we understand that fast delivery is crucial, therefore we offer a quick turnaround to keep your business moving. With 97% of our platform lifts for hire delivered on time, there’s no need to wait around – simply choose your equipment and we’ll drop it off at your site on the very same day.

Help, Advice and Training

At Horizon Platforms, our knowledgeable team is here to assist and help you find the machine needed for the job. We can provide guidance to help you hire the right equipment, arrange quick delivery and book accredited IPAF training at one of our depots. 

Our nationally recognised IPAF training courses offer some of the most competitive prices in the industry, and with a 96% pass rate, you can be confident that your team is in safe hands. Whether you need to operate powered access equipment, carry out a pre-delivery inspection or develop a thorough understanding of health and safety protocol for working at height, our fully-trained IPAF instructors will ensure you get all the insights and guidance that you need.

A Fast Process from Start to Finish

In addition to quick delivery, your business can benefit from our fast account creation process. You can open a credit account in as little as two minutes and get a decision in just one hour from Monday to Friday, so there’s no waiting around. Open your account and get the machines you need, exactly when you need them. 

Access Platform Hire from the Experts

From scissor lifts to cherry pickers, we have an extensive range of access equipment for working at height, with more than 1,000 platforms available. Get in touch to find out more about hiring or use our platform advisor to find the machine that meets your business needs.

We’d love to hear about the benefits you’ve experienced as a result of hiring our powered access equipment. Why not let us know on Facebook or LinkedIn?