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MEWP & Powered Access Platform Hire

We are proud to offer a wide variety of powered access equipment to customers across England. Our ever-growing MEWP hire fleet covers thousands of access platforms from dependable, industry-leading manufacturers. We offer machines from brands including Skyjack, Genie, JLG, Haulotte, Manitou, and Power Tower, amongst others.

Providing a safe and convenient way to work at height, powered access hire is used by many industries. From construction and building maintenance to events, many sectors regularly depend on powered access platforms. Here at Star Platforms, we’re happy to provide advice and access platform hire for countless unique circumstances.

What is powered access equipment?

Powered access equipment is a mechanical platform that can easily be raised and manoeuvred using its own power source. They are vital pieces of equipment for working at height, allowing workers to reach and work in awkward positions for prolonged periods. They come in a range of types, with different levels of elevation and direction of movement to suit different jobs.

Why hire a powered access platform?

Different types of access equipment are suitable for certain jobs and it is incredibly important to use the right equipment for every job. This is the only way to keep your workers safe and enable them to carry out tasks quickly and effectively.

When you hire access platforms rather than buy them, you can choose the exact equipment you need every single time. From an extra-tall cherry picker to a stable low-level platform, our range lets you have the ideal access solution for every job without having to maintain an entire fleet yourself.

What are the different types of powered access platforms?

Our MEWP hire equipment falls into 3 main categories:

  • Cherry pickers/boom lifts
  • Scissor lifts
  • Low-level access platforms

Each type of mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) has its own benefits and is suited to a different kind of project.

Cherry pickers, also known as boom lifts, move both vertically and horizontally, offering access to hard-to-reach spots. Cherry pickers also tend to offer the greatest working heights – we can offer machines with working heights of up to 28 metres.

Scissor lifts are popular for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor tasks. They can offer large platform areas, allowing ample space for tools and equipment at height. Scissor lifts offer access to mid-level heights – our fleet ranges from 5.6-metre working heights to 22.5-metre working heights.

Low-level access platforms are generally for indoor use, providing a safer and more convenient alternative to a ladder or aluminium tower. As the name suggests, low-level platforms offer access to low to mid-level heights. Our work platforms range from working heights of 3.5 to 8 metres.

If you would like advice on which type of powered access equipment is suitable for your requirements, our team is happy to help – just get in touch at 0345 099 7305.

Why hire access platforms and MEWPs from Star Platforms?

Nationwide Hire

We offer powered access hire services nationally across the UK via our membership of the Access Alliance


All of our MEWPs/powered access platforms are CE marked, undergo a periodic thorough examination and are inspected before each hire in line with manufacturers guidelines


With over 1,900 powered access machines in our fleet and access to over 10,000 platforms nationally, via our membership of the Access Alliance, Star Platforms can supply all of your powered access requirements across the UK


We only work with leading industry manufacturers to ensure you hire equipment that is modern, safe and tested to the highest of standards


Arrange your hire however suits you, including online via [email protected], or by phone by calling 0345 099 7305


We will deliver your powered access at the agreed time and won’t make false promises. We are also able to deliver our core kit on a next day delivery basis

Latest Updates

Meet the team – ‘Toni’ Massa Profile

24 May 2024

Main responsibilities: Managing the sales/hire desk team. Mentoring and coaching the team regarding training requirements, setting objectives, analysing performance and reviewing. Ensuring all aspects of a busy Hire Desk run smoothly and efficiently. Qualifying and confirming customer machine requirements. Recruiting new sales desk advisors. How long have you been with the business? I started working […]

Our Guide to Maintaining your Powered Access Platform

3 May 2024

Our Guide to Maintaining your Powered Access Platform Maintaining your powered access platform is crucial in order to ensure the safety of your employees but also to ensure it is performing at its best. Powered access platforms, otherwise known as MEWPs, must be inspected and maintained regularly to ensure they are fit for purpose, fully […]

Should I buy or hire a powered access platform?

11 April 2024

Are you unsure whether to invest in buying your own powered access platform or if you should hire one? We’re here to help! Purchasing a MEWP may seem like the most cost-effective, time efficient and easiest way to access a powered access platform regularly. However, depending on the project size, frequency of use and your […]