Access Solutions for Heavy Industry

Elev8 is experienced in supplying safe work at height solutions to heavy industry’s such as steel manufacturing plants, refineries, power stations and petrochemical plants across the whole of the UK and Ireland.

Our expert team work to COMAH regulations (The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations) across a variety of industries, helping Elev8 to earn the reputation of being the most safe & reliable access hire company in Europe.

Here at Elev8 we invest in the latest and  most technologically advanced access equipment in the world.  Our clients in the heavy industry sector can rely on us to provide safe, efficient and reliable access solutions for your high level work for plant shut downs, routine maintenance or special industrial projects.


MEWP providing safe high level access on an industrial site

Heavy Industry Projects

Our health & safety, engineering and operations teams work closely with our heavy industry clients to carefully plan large projects such as plant shut downs.   We know how important it is projects like this run safely and to your time scales.  Our project planning and delivery includes:

  • Collaborative project planning with our clients
  • Providing 24 hour shifts of access platforms with trained operators
  • Having MEWP break down contingency plans in place to ensure that access equipment is available when you need it.
  • Having expert managers on site 24 hours a day during your project to ensure that your project runs safely and efficiently.
  • Ability to have a large fleet of our specialist access platforms on your site ready to provide your engineers with a safe work at height platform.
  • MEWP baskets equipped with power, air lines, water & lighting to assist with the safe execution of your project.
  • MEWPs with equipment lifting capabilities such as winches and lifting frames and safe working loads of up to 600 kg.


Elev8 Access Platforms really are experts in specialist access solutions.  In recognition of the planning and safe execution we put into providing safe high-level access to a COMAH level 5 manufacturing site shut down our client awarded us the prestigious Contractor Shut Down Health & Safety Excellence Award.  This was awarded to Elev8 after a recent project because safe methods of performing each job were carefully thought out, rescue plans were put into place and the team of Elev8 operators were well briefed prior to the work starting.    All the high level industrial maintenance jobs that Elev8 provided access for went smoothly, with zero down time for the contracting engineers.  Read more about this award here.


Trained & skilled IPAF Operators

Our access platform operators are fully trained for working in heavy industry environments.  As well as being IPAF trained and experienced in the use of our fleet of access platforms they also hold training to enable them to work safely on your site.  Some examples of the training that our MEWP Operators have are:

  • Breathing apparatus training
  • CSCS training
  • Passport to safety
  • Working at height and rescue training
  • Asbestos awareness
  • Slinger signaller training


Access solutions for the utilities sector

Elev8 are experienced at working closely with the utilities sector, providing safe work at height and lifting solutions within power stations across Britain.  We provide access solutions for maintenance of utilities equipment as well as for major projects.

Work at height in power stations often requires the MEWP to have extensive outreach capability’s as the buildings are so large.    Elev8 have a number of MEWPs with impressive outreach including our Palfinger P640 which has 38.2 meters of lateral outreach.

We also have access platforms available with safe working loads of up to 600 kg in the MEWP basket allowing us to safely transport heavy equipment to the high level work site.