Elev8 fully operational during the second lock down.

We wanted to reassure our customers that Elev8 remains fully operational and ready to safely supply you with specialist truck mount and tracked access platforms throughout the November lock down, along with traffic management and contract lifting. All divisions remain open and ready to help you get your work done safely.

We have put extra safety measures in place to keep our team and your team safe including:

  • Our team follow the government guidelines for self-isolation and Covid-19 testing.
  • MEWP baskets, controls and vehicles are regularly cleaned and disinfected.
  • Our operators take hand wipes, alcohol sanitiser gel, disposable gloves and mask to every job.
  • MEWP basket shields can be fitted to access platforms over 28m, and act as a physical barrier between the MEWP operator and your team.
  • Where safe to do so MEWP baskets are fully extended to allow the full width of the basket to be used by passengers. Some of our larger access platforms have baskets up to 3.8m long.
  • Our team will make every effort to maintain a safe 2m social distance from your team. Where this is not possible, we will wear a mask and kindly ask that you do too.

Self-drive cherry picker hire.

Access platforms up to 33m of working height are still available for self-drive hire. Self-drive cherry pickers can be collected from one of our depots or we can deliver them directly to you.   All visitors to our depots are asked to wear a mask and we ask our self-drive customers to please bring a mask along for your familiarisation on the cherry picker. We record details of visitors and temperature checks for track and trace as requested by the Government.

Traffic Management, Contract Lifting and Ground Protection.

Elev8 have a dedicated team for supplying traffic management and ground protection should your job need it. Why not make life easier by letting us supply safe access equipment and the traffic management that you may need to perform work at height safely.  Our CPCS qualified contract lifting team are available to supply all aspects of your contract lift from design of your lifting plan by Elev8’s appointed person, to supplying lifting equipment and executing a safe lift.

Utilities and communication networks

It is vitally important to keep people connected and utilities working during lockdown. Elev8 are accredited by Achilles to UDVBA Category B2 standards and are pre-approved to provide access solutions to utilities companies including telecoms, mobile phone networks and the power industry. We know how important it is to keep the countries telecommunications, power networks and other utilities operating and provide safe access for both planned maintenance and emergency repair work. If we are not already on your approved suppliers list, we are ready and able to complete your approval process swiftly.

Free site surveys and advice

Our IPAF trained surveyors are available over lock down to visit your work site and assess which MEWP would be safe and suitable for your job. Alternatively, our hire desk teams can speak to you over the phone to offer advice on safe access solutions.


Hire desk for England and Wales can be contacted on 0114-3210644 and hire desk Scotland on 01324-463075. Alternatively, you can email our hire desk team at hiredesk@elev8hire.com or contact us.