Mobile Elevated Work Platform

Mobile Elevated Work Platform

mobile elevated work platform

Mobile elevated (or elevating) work platforms (MEWPs) make working at height safe, quick and easy, with a choice of solutions to suit a wide range of applications.

Hire Safe Solutions are the experts in the hire and purchase of the best MEWP for your needs and if required, we can also facilitate robust, industry-standard and construction-related operator training for your chosen MEWP.

You can find out more about our training here.

MEWPs – types and applications

Boom Lifts

We by far have the largest fleet of 40m+ Booms anywhere in the UK and Ireland. Our Super Boom Lifts are designed for the most demanding projects that require impressive working heights, SWL’s and outreach.

These multi-talented work platforms offer various flexible solutions for working at height, with the ability to move upwards and outwards for greater agility. Our Boom Lifts reach substantial heights of up to 66 metres, offering solutions for a huge variety of applications, including Steel Erection, Glazing, Maintenance, General Construction and more.

What’s even better is that we operate a huge variety of not only Diesel Booms, but Bi-Fuel Booms too, meaning out impressive kit can be used both indoors and outdoors, on the most demanding terrain.

Scissor Lifts

Hire Safe Solutions run a huge fleet of Electric and Diesel Scissor Lifts ranging from 19 to 34 metres. This is the newest and largest fleet available anywhere in Europe, with several models unique to our business.

These machines are probably one of the simplest MEWPs available today, operating vertically with incredible lifting capacities, allowing for greater manoeuvrability of people, products and equipment. They’re well-suited to temporary maintenance projects or the movement of goods over a site with rough terrain, where a standard delivery vehicle would struggle. Our more compact variants also allow for unfettered movement between floors, through doorways in factories and warehouses.

Why use a MEWP?

MEWPs are:

  • Moveable: freeing up space for access and other work to continue unhindered
  • Time-efficient: taking only minutes to become fully operational
  • Agile: making the best use of available space and repositioned with ease
  • Flexible: suitable for uneven surfaces and hard to reach spaces
  • Stowable: moved and securely stored until required
  • Fit-for-purpose: fall restraints, guard rails and harnesses all accommodated
  • Precision positioned: no excess strain from over-reaching, ducking or crouching
  • Cost-effective: saving time and money by comparison to using scaffolding

When you think about your ‘average’ construction site, several access points are simultaneously required for height work, each with nuanced requirements and risks. Then when you consider that in the 2020/21 period, the HSE reported 142 work-related fatalities in Great Britain; of those 142 tragedies, 35 of them were falls from height (nearly 25%).

So, the question you should be asking is – why wouldn’t you use a MEWP?

Get in touch with us today to hire or purchase a MEWP

Are you ready to hire or purchase the MEWP you need? Would you like guidance and support on the best MEWP for your next project? The Hire Safe Solutions expert team are happy to help.

Call:  0800 865 4455


or complete our contact form here.

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