What are the benefits of hiring a powered access platform?

Powered access platforms (MEWPs) are a great solution for when you need to work at a height easily and safely. Whether you’re working outdoors, indoors, or in hard-to-reach places – there will be a MEWP perfect for you and your needs.

You can purchase a powered access platform, however, hiring them may be a better solution. In this blog, we explore all the benefits of hiring a powered access platform.

1. It’s cost-effective

The first and one of the main benefits of hiring a MEWP rather than purchasing is that it is a much more cost-effective solution. Powered access equipment is expensive and comes with a lot of extra costs, including servicing, repairs, storage, and regular maintenance. Hiring a MEWP takes all the extra stress and costs away, simply hire the machinery whenever you need it.

2. Peace of mind

When you hire a piece of machinery from a reputable supplier, you can have peace of mind that it will be fully serviced, licensed, and maintained so your employees can use it without having any safety concerns. For extra safety, we recommend employees using the machinery complete IPAF training from a reputable training supplier before using any hired equipment to ensure extra safety.

3. Try the machinery before you buy

If you’re looking to invest in a MEWP but unsure of the one that will suit you and your needs the best, hiring a few different types to try them out before is a great way to try before you buy and ensure you’re picking the right one.

4. Access to a wider range of machinery

When you hire instead of purchasing, you will have access to a wide range of machinery whenever you need it. At Star Platforms, we have a whole fleet of different types of MEWPs that you can hire whenever you need.

5. Quick delivery

When you hire MEWPs, depending on the company you choose, they will provide quick delivery, meaning you won’t have to waste time waiting for your machinery to arrive – you can get started straight away. At Star Platforms, 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.

6. Access to expert advice and guidance

When you hire a powered access platform, you will also get access to expert advice and guidance that can help ensure you pick the right piece of equipment for the job you’re working on and ensure you have everything in place to get the job done quickly and safely.

7. Meet temporary demands

MEWPs can be used in a wide variety of industries for several different reasons. Sometimes you may only require a powered access platform for one job or a short amount of time – this is where hiring one is a great solution. MEWPs aren’t cheap, so hiring one can help save you money as you’ll only pay for the time you need it.

8. Save time

Powered access platforms need to be regularly serviced and maintained to ensure they are safe for use. This can be a time-costly process, hiring a MEWP means that all that will be done before you. So once the machinery arrives, you can get started straight away and don’t have to worry about wasting time on making sure the machinery is safe and ready to use.

9. Greater flexibility

Hiring, instead of purchasing, gives you greater flexibility. Pick the piece of machinery that works best for you, but if your needs change you can easily pick a different machine or hire more equipment.

How to hire a powered access platform?

If you’re ready to hire powered access platforms, then you’re in the right place. At Star Platforms, we have new and used access platforms for hire. Whether you’re looking for a cherry picker, a scissor lift, or a low-level platform – we’ve got over 3,700 powered access machines in our fleet and access to over 10,000 platforms nationally.

If you need help choosing the right solution for your needs and requirements, then our team at Star Platforms can help – get in touch today.

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