New compact cherry picker added to our hire fleet

Small truck mounted cherry picker available for self drive hireAnother addition to our small truck mounted cherry picker hire fleet is the Ruthman Ecoline R/RS200.  Already popular with our self-drive customers this handy little cherry picker is mounted on a 3.5 tonne chassis so can be driven on a standard driving licence.


This compact cherry picker is mounted on a truck which is just 7.6 meters long and 2.5 meters high.  Very handy when the set up or access area is limited.  Despite its small size this cherry picker has up to 18 meters of working height and up to 10.5 meters of lateral outreach.


The MEWP basket has a working load of up to 250 kg giving plenty of capacity to safely lift our clients and their equipment to where they need to be to get the job done safely and efficiently.


Built with the high quality that we expect from Ruthmann this truck mounted cherry picker has the reliability that we expect from our fleet.


We think our clients will find the Ecoline R/RS200 useful for a multitude of tasks including window cleaning, roof repairs, glass repairs, external building maintenance and gutter cleaning.


Available for self-drive or with one of our IPAF trained operators.  For full technical detail on this cherry picker please click here.


If you would like to speak to our friendly hire desk team about this cherry picker or your job requirements please contact us.


Posted on: June 20th, 2018

TBR220 a brand-new addition to our fleet

Truck mounted cherry picker available for operated or self drive hireWe would like to introduce you to the latest addition to our hire fleet of smaller truck mount cherry pickers. Manufactured by the ever reliable Ruthmann this handy little cherry picker has a working height of up to 22 meters.


Our self-drive cherry picker customers are going to love that it is mounted on a 3.5 tonne Mercedes chassis which can be driven on a standard driving licence.


With up to 16.4 meters of lateral outreach and the ability to position the outriggers at one or both sides at narrow jack this cherry picker is very useful for working where set up space is limited.  This MEWP also has a movable Rüssel jib which is 2.2 meters long and has a swivelling range of up to 185°.  Great for precision positioning of the MEWP basket.


The working cage of this cherry picker has a capacity of 230 kg allowing you to safely transport both you and your work equipment to your high-level working position.


We think this handy little cherry picker will be useful for lots of applications including roof repairs, telecoms installations, street lighting installation, building maintenance, window cleaning, gutter cleaning and tree surgery to name but a few.


Available for self-drive hire or with one of our IPAF trained operators.  If you would like to find out more about the Ruthmann Steiger TBR 220 please click here.


Posted on: May 30th, 2018

Welcome Ryan Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager for Nationwide MEWP Hire

This month we are very pleased to welcome Ryan Schofield into the Elev8 team.  Ryan joins us as Business Development Manager.  He will look after our clients across England and Wales, with Phil still looking after MEWP hires in Scotland.


Part of Ryan’s role will be visiting our clients to make sure they get the right access equipment for their job.  Ryan’s key focus is account management and making sure all our customers receive the excellent standard of service that Elev8 Access Platforms is well known for.


Ryan is a seasoned professional with many years of running his own consultancy in the logistics sector.  Customers can expect a friendly, personal and professional approach from Ryan with the key focus on making sure we always deliver what is needed to get the best job done for our customers.


Welcome aboard Ryan it is great to have you in the team.


If you would like some help choosing which MEWP is best for your job please contact us.


Posted on: May 22nd, 2018

Health & Safety Team complete step stair challenge

Congratulations to Bernie and Kay from our Health & Safety team for completing the 1200+ step stair challenge last weekend.


Bernie & Kay climbed to the top of the staircase in the iconic Cheesegrater building raising funds for Care International.  Care International is a charity that helps women to leave poverty in developing countries.


Every donation given before the 20th April will be matched by UKaid.  If you would like to donate please see Kay & Bernies just giving page.






Posted on: April 18th, 2018

Big Savings for Elev8 Employees

Employee incentives at Elev8 Access Platforms






Every member of the Elev8 team is now invited to join the Perk Box employee incentive scheme.    Membership gives our employees access to the Perk Box portal which has literally hundreds of vouchers and discounts as well as some other useful incentives.


Vouchers & Discounts

You can purchase digital gift cards at a discounted rate from high street retailers including House of Fraser, Clarks, Debenhams, B&Q and many more.    Even some leading supermarkets are included meaning you can save 5% off your Sainsburys shop and 4% at Tesco.


There are great deals on cinema tickets, family days out and gym memberships, and even some free stuff like mobile phone insurance, access to free e-learning and free drinks.


There are hundreds of discounts available to you just take a look at Perkbox’s website to find out which would be useful to you.  New discounts and vouchers are regularly added, and those mentioned above may be subject to change.



Child Care Vouchers

For team members who pay for child care the scheme allows you to buy child care vouchers directly from your salary before tax and national insurance.  These can be used to purchase a range of child care options from approved child care suppliers for children up to the age of 15 (or 16 for children with a disability).  You can find more information about child care vouchers here.



Support Line

Perkbox members also have 24 hour a day access to a confidential support line where they can speak to qualified councillors, solicitors and legal consultants.



There is a handy Perkbox app to help you get deals when you are out and about.  Find out more at


All Elev8 employees should have already received a Perk Box pack explaining how you register, but if you haven’t just get in touch with Amy our HR Officer.


Posted on: March 7th, 2018

Fantastic ISO Audit results!

January seems to be the month for external audits in the Elev8 Office!  As well as our Achilles Audit (which we passed with a 100% score) our quality and environmental management systems were audited against the latest ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 standards.


Here at Elev8 we are committed to delivering a world class access platform hire service to our clients.  Just one of the ways we achieve this is by being a procedure lead organisation.  Throughout the course of the year we audit our own system to ensure that it is working and strive to continually improve delivery of our MEWP hire service.


The external auditor spent a full day reviewing the management procedures for our specialist access platform hire operations.  The audit went very well with no non-conformances raised against either standard.


A huge thank you to the Elev8 team for all your hard work throughout the year, and especially January when we have so many external audits.


Cherry picker hire from an accredited MEWP hire company   Accredited quality nationwide MEWP hire service


What are ISO9001 & ISO14001?


ISO 9001 was first introduced in 1987 and requires organisations to demonstrate that they do what they say they do, and that they have a Quality Management System in place to ensure consistency and improvement; leading to high levels of performance and customer satisfaction. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed to ensure progress is being maintained.


ISO 14001 was first introduced in 1996 as a British Standard and requires organisations to have an environmental policy and action plan in place to manage their impact on the environment. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.


If you would like to find out more about how our access platform hire service can assist you work safely at height please contact us.


Posted on: February 14th, 2018

Elev8 Score 100% in Achilles Audit


Achilles Audit Certificate Utilities ContractorsThere is much excitement this week at Elev8 HQ as the results of our Achilles Verification Audit came in.  This year was only Elev8’s second Achilles Verification audit and we are absolutely delighted to announce that we scored 100% across all areas.


Achilles Category B2 Verification is a very detailed two-day audit.  The auditor reviewed our management systems for Safety, Health, Environment, Quality and Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as a site based assessment of our work activities.


This result further improves our business and moves us towards our goal of being the safest and most reliable Specialist Access company in the World, enhancing our reputation as we grow our operations in Europe.



Break down of 2018 scores for Elev8 Access Platforms


Management System Evaluation Scores

  • Health & Safety 100%
  • Environment 100%
  • Quality 100%
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 100%


Onsite Assessment

  • Health and Safety 100%
  • Environment 100%
  • Quality 100%
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 100%


Here at Elev8 we are committed to delivering a world class access platform service by investing in the latest state of the art access equipment, as well as employing a work force with the experience and training to assure our clients working at height that they are in the safest hands in the access industry.


The whole Elev8 team worked hard throughout the year to continually review and improve our systems and working practices.  The hard work and commitment of the entire team is reflected by achieving the maximum score possible, a feat which we understand is quite rare to achieve.


Although a team effort we would like to recognise the huge contribution made by Bernie our Health and Safety Manager, who diligently examined Elev8’s entire health and safety system last year and implemented a number of improvements.


If you would like to find out more about Elev8 or if you are interested in hiring the best  Truck mounted MEWPS in the World, Tracked access platform, MEWPS or any specialist access equipment please contact us.


Posted on: January 31st, 2018

Elev8 win British Steel Supplier Award

health and safety excellence in industrial access, platformsThere is a lot of excitement this week at Elev8 HQ as our team have been awarded a prestigious 2017 Contractor Shut Down Health & Safety Excellence Award by British Steel.  We were nominated for the award by the central crane team for our part in supplying safe high level access for industrial maintenance during the annual factory shut down at their Scunthorpe plant.


2017 is the first time that Elev8 have been part of the shut down operations at British Steel’s integrated steel making site in Scunthorpe.  The Elev8 team started planning the operation weeks prior to the job.  Our operations and health and safety team worked collaboratively with both British Steel, and the industrial engineers performing the work to plan safe methods of access for each of the high level industrial maintenance jobs performed during the factory shutdown.


Because of the huge cost of shutting a manufacturing facility like this, this operation is performed annually to a tight schedule.  Elev8 supplied eight access platforms which worked round the clock for three days and nights with a team of rotating shift MEWP operators.  They supplied access for three high level industrial engineering jobs, one of which was 90 meters high using our Palfinger P900 access platform.


Elev8 were presented the award because British Steel were impressed with the planning that Elev8 put into this job.  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.


As COMAH level 5 this manufacturing site commands very high standards in health and safety.   This award from British Steel demonstrates the absolute focus that Elev8 have on safety, reliability and innovation throughout their access platform hire operations.


Jason Machin, Elev8’s Managing Director said, We are delighted to have been recognised for Elev8’s ethos of collaboration with both customers and other contractors to get the job done safely. It was a true team effort across all the departments at Elev8 which came together to deliver safe access with zero down time for the engineers involved. This award really builds on our Mission – which is to become the safest, most reliable and innovative specialist access company in the world.  To receive this from a world class company make me proud of our team.”


A huge thank you to all members of the Elev8 team who worked hard deliver this industrial access project under short timescales.


If you would like to find out more detail about how Elev8 can help you complete high level industrial engineering work safely please contact us.



Posted on: October 7th, 2017

Access Platform Hire for High Rise Buildings

Access equipment for high rise building cladding inspectionSafe access to the outside of high rise buildings can be a challenge when constructing, retrofitting and maintaining tall blocks of flats and high rise apartments. For short duration work such as building cladding cleaning or maintenance a mobile access platform (MEWP) is a safe and efficient way to access high rise buildings.


Experts at high level access Elev8 Access Platforms have a fleet of MEWPs available for hire.  With a safe working height of up to 90 meters and a horizontal outreach of up to 38 meters our MEWPs can reach some of the tallest blocks of flats. Our hire fleet contains truck mounted access platforms and tracked access platforms which can travel over grass and set up on uneven ground. Tracked access platforms are ideal for safe access to the higher levels of buildings which face over gardens and grass.



High Rise Jobs Are Ideal For MEWPs

Our experienced IPAF trained MEWP Operators work on high rise buildings every day. They safely lift our clients and their equipment and building materials up to do a variety of jobs including:


  • Exterior building cleaning
  • Installing or removing glass windows
  • Installing or removing building cladding
  • Safe access for inspection and testing of building cladding
  • High rise building maintenance


MEWPs used to inspect and remove high rise building cladding


Specialist Lifting Attachments Available For High-Rise Jobs

Here at Elev8 we have a fleet of specialised access platforms selected with both safety and reliability in mind. When purchasing MEWPs we think carefully about the job they will be used for.  We purchase specialist lifting attachments to ensure that the MEWP you hire is able safely lift people, equipment and maintenance to the workplace.


Our larger truck mounted MEWPs have lifting frames fitted onto the basket.  These frames are ideal for securely holding large building materials such as large panes of glass and sections of building cladding.  Building materials are safely secured in the frame outside the basket, separating them from the MEWP passengers.


If you have a requirement for high rise building maintenance such as lifting or removing cladding please contact us.


Posted on: July 5th, 2017

Elev8 Hire Join Access Link

Access Link a group of access equipment suppliersWe are pleased to announce that Elev8 Access Platforms are now members of Access Link.  This is a group of professional powered access companies working together to provide customers with UK wide MEWP hire.


About Access Link


Access Link is made up of over 50 depots run by independent access equipment suppliers across the whole of the UK and Ireland.  Depots are located as far north as Elgin in Scotland, all the way down to Cornwall and Plymouth. As well as depots based in England, Scotland and Wales, member depots can also be found in Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.


The Access Link group is comprised of independent access hire companies working together to deliver high-quality access equipment across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.  It gives our customers access to a network of over 12,000 MEWPs in the Access Link Fleet.  All you need to do is call our hire desk with your access equipment requirements, and if do not have the right piece of access equipment available for hire in our own fleet we will contact our partners in the Access Link.


Members of the Access Link specialise in equipment such as:



Here at Elev8 Access Platforms we are very excited about joining the Access Link and working with other specialist access equipment suppliers across the country.


To find out more about Access Link or if you wish to hire a cherry picker or MEWP please contact us.



Posted on: September 6th, 2017
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