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Lifting with MEWPs

For some projects lifting with MEWPs can save money, reduce the need for additional plant on site and save space on traffic management.  Elev8’s fleet of specialised MEWPs are ideal for safely lifting BOTH people AND your load.  They also provide a safe platform which can be precisely positioned for your engineers to work from.


Some advantages of lifting with MEWPs

Each lifting project is unique, and the solution for safe work at height and lifting needs to be designed specifically for your project.  There are lots of advantages where an access platform can be used for safely lifting equipment and materials:

  • Save money if your load can be lifted by MEWP rather than a crane
  • One piece of lifting equipment simplifies the lifting operation
  • Reduction in space needed for plant
  • Reduce the amount of traffic management
  • Provides a safe platform for working safely at height
  • The MEWP cage can be precisely positioned exactly where you need to work
  • Our MEWP operator can swiftly and safely re-position the access platform


Lifting accessories

Each lifting project is unique, and the type of materials and equipment our clients need to lift varies vastly.  To account for different shape and sizes of load we have some specialist lifting accessories available which have been specifically designed for our MEWPs.

Boom Winches

Elev8’s boom winches safely lift loads up to 1300Kg.

They are designed by the MEWP manufacturers and recognised by the truck’s telemetry.

Cage Winches

Cage winches attach to the MEWP cage.

We have several cage winches options, including electric or manual winches with carrying capacities up to 600Kg.



Lifting Brackets

Lifting brackets are a metal framework that attach to the MEWP basket.  Bulky materials such as panes of glass, signage or other equipment can be safely secured into the adjustable lifting brackets.

Materials are safely lifted outside of the MEWP cage, freeing the basket itself for safely lifting passengers and providing a safe working platform from which to complete your project.

MEWP lift up system for safely lifting bulky equipment

Lighting Rigs

Our Wendy Rig is a metal lighting rig that attachs to the MEWP basket.  It is used to attach lighting arrays which are then lifted precisely where you want them by our MEWP operator.

With safe working loads of up to 600 kg our MEWP mounted lighting rigs provide an excellent solution for lighting up your film set.

You can find out more about using access platforms for aerial filming here.

Elev8 Contract Lifting

Lifting operations can be complex and potentially dangerous, it takes expertise and experience to plan, supervise and carry them out safely.    If you don’t have a qualified lifting team, it makes sense to hand over responsibility to a specialist.

Elev8’s contract lifting team have years of experience in safe lifting operations and working safely at height.   We deliver bespoke contract lifting solutions which are safe, cost effective and designed specifically for your project.    When you use Elev8’s contract lifting service you benefit from the expertise of a whole team of professionals with access to a wide range of specialised lifting equipment.  Find out more about our contract lifting service here.



Whatever you need to lift, Elev8 can help you do it safely.  If your project involves lifting and you would like to hire lifting accessories with a MEWP, please contact our hire desk team.

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