Machine Hire FAQ

Do I need an account to hire access platforms?

Yes, all hires require an account; however, accounts are free, quick and easy to open. Click here to download your account form.

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.

Can I reserve machines?

Machines cannot be reserved, although platforms can be ordered up to 90 days ahead of the hire date.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

What are the terms and conditions of access platform hire?

At Nationwide Platforms we operate by the hire terms set by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA). Read more on the CPA  terms and conditions of plant hire.

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