Access Platform Hire FAQs
- Why hire access platform equipment?
- Can I purchase harnesses from you?
- Do I need a harness for all MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms)?
- What does PowerGuard cover?
- Can I reserve machines?
- Can I pay by credit card?
- Do I need an account to hire access platforms?
- Why hire access equipment from us?
- Where are you based?
- What do I do when I no longer need the machine on hire?
Why hire access platform equipment?
Providing a safe, convenient and cost-effective means of working at height, our powered platforms deliver the ideal solution as the replacement for more traditional methods of access. With ever-changing Health and Safety regulations and an increasingly diverse fleet of machines to suit all needs, the use of powered access has grown dramatically to help reduce project length and lower costs in industries ranging from construction, engineering and maintenance, to telecommunications, cinematography and arboriculture and more.
Can I purchase harnesses from you?
Yes, we offer harness and lanyard sets which come complete with individual serial numbers and product history cards. We also provide IPAF harness training.
Do I need a harness for all MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms)?
Although not a legal requirement both the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) and IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation) strongly recommends that a full body harness with an adjustable lanyard (adjusted as short as possible to provide work restraint) is used when working from a boom type MEWP or vehicle mounted boom.
What does PowerGuard cover?
PowerGuard is an indemnity scheme with varying levels of cover to offer account holders protection against charges in the case of incidents such as accidental damage, vandalism and theft.
Can I reserve machines?
Machines cannot be reserved, although platforms can be ordered up to 90 days ahead of the hire date.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes. When you open your account you can also choose to make a pre-payment for your machines by credit or debit card before the hire takes place.
Do I need an account to hire access platforms?
Yes, all hires require an account; however, accounts are free, quick and easy to open.
Why hire access equipment from us?
With access to the UK’s largest powered access fleet, plus unparalleled ongoing technical support, health and safety guidance and training from Europe’s largest work at height training provider, Nationwide Platforms can fulfil all of your platform rental requirements, whatever the job.
Where are you based?
Our machines and working at height courses are available from strategically located depots and training centres situated throughout the UK. See our Depots page to find the nearest one to you.
What do I do when I no longer need the machine on hire?
When you wish to terminate the hire of the machine, please call 0844 381 4478 to obtain your unique off hire reference number. Please retain your off hire number as this is evidence of termination of the hire. Arrangements can also be made for the collection of the machine at the same time.