MEWP & Powered Access Hire

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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 01582 201625.

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

New IPAF training centre gives operatives a starring role

24 November 2023

Powered access rental and sales specialist Star Platforms has opened a new dedicated IPAF training centre for London and the south of England. The facility, less than two miles from Junction 10 of the M1 at Luton, has a high quality training room and a large new slab concrete area for practical assessment and examination. […]

Prostate cancer charity bowled over by fundraising support

21 November 2023

A bowls ‘spectacular’ supported by Luton Town FC football legend Mick Hartford and sponsored by Star Platforms has raised thousands of pounds for prostate cancer research. The event – Men Against Prostate Cancer Bowls Spectacular – was held at Houghton Regis Bowls Club to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. Mick Harford, pictured above left, […]

Star Platforms ready to rise to Christmas lights challenge

24 October 2023

It is that time of year again – when Christmas lights are switched on to bring wonder to communities and brighten otherwise dark winder nights. It is also a busy time for Star Platforms teams across the UK as cherry pickers and scissor lifts are hired out to customers to hang Christmas lights on buildings […]