Long Term and Contract Access Platform Hire

Do you have a permanent need for a scissor lift, cherry picker or another form of access platform? Our long-term contract hire packages offer a perfectly tailored solution, providing the right equipment for you without the need to lay out capital on a large purchase, or fork out for repairs and plant maintenance. 

Contract hire can be a cost-effective and convenient solution when needing a work-from-height access platform for a long-term project. Contract hire allows you to make use of the MEWP every day whilst avoiding the large capital outlay that comes with purchasing a brand-new model. 

What is Contract Hire and How Does it Work? 

Contract hire is a straightforward, cost-effective finance option, offering a convenient way to hire your chosen access platform(s) for an agreed duration of 12 to 60 months. All of our contracts include the cost of ongoing maintenance and inspection, and you’ll have access to a dedicated personal advisor who knows and understands your business, offering you complete peace of mind. 

We supply contract hire packages to dozens of different users across a variety of industries. This includes: Food Production sites, Pharmaceuticals, Nuclear, Petro Chem, Data Storage Centres, Schools and Universities, as well as: 

  • Manufacturing and engineering sites
  • Mechanical and Electrical
  • Fit Out
  • Facilities Management 
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • Construction
  • Food Processing 

Tailored Contract Hire Packages Throughout The UK

Since the 2005 Working at Height Regulations came into force, many of our customers have realised they need a permanent work-at-height solution in order to fully comply. From small compact platforms that offer benefits over ladders, steps or scaffolds, to larger platforms providing more extensive up-and-over reach, speak to our experts to find out how our cost-effective contract hire can help meet your needs.

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Need a short term Hire?

If you are looking for a short term hire, then please take a look at our extensive range of platforms, some available on site within 4 hours.

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What Happens At The End Of The Contract?

The process at the end of your contract hire is entirely up to you. You can decide which option best suits you from the following:

  • Simply return the platform
  • Replace it with a new or upgraded platform
  • Purchase the machine yourself

The Benefits of Contract Hire

Contract hire of powered access platforms offers many benefits, including 

  • Reduce downtime
  • Avoid maintenance bills and poor after-sales service
  • No capital outlay
  • 100% tax deductible
  • Brand new platform supplied
  • All service & LOLER inspections included
  • Flexible hire periods (12 to 60 months)

Find out more in our blog about the benefits of contract hire.

Purchasing an Access Platform vs Contract Hire

You might be weighing up the option of purchasing your access platform outright or using a contract hire. Buying outright is a great option when you’re confident you need permanent use of a MEWP. 

However, when buying an access platform you are also taking on the legal requirement to keep the platform in safe working order, including getting inspections every 6 months and carrying out any necessary maintenance work. This is  all handled by Horizon Platforms when you choose contract hire. 

If you’re not ready to commit to purchasing, contract hire gives you long-term access to the platform with the option to purchase or return at the end of the agreement. 

Other Finance Options Available

  • Outright purchase
  • Hire purchase
  • Operating lease
  • Finance lease

Contract Hire With Horizon Platforms

The team at Horizon Platforms is on hand to help you find the best work-from-height solution for your project. Get in touch with us today or find out more about contract hire and arrange a free site survey.