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Self Drive MEWP Hire

If you frequently hire a cherry picker it can be cost effective to take them on a self-drive basis rather than pay for a MEWP operator.

All of our van mounted platforms are available for self-drive hire, as are our tracked access platforms, scissor lifts, boomlifts and telehandlers.  From our fleet of truck mounted cherry pickers those with a 7.5 ton chassis or less are available for self-drive hire, giving up to 33m of working height.  You can find more information on our fleet of access platforms here.

 

What do you need to hire a truck mounted cherry picker as a self-drive?

The correct category of IPAF Licence  If you are not sure what type of MEWP your IPAF card covers take a look at IPAFs website or contact our hire desk team who will be happy to help you.

Driving licence that covers the weight of the truck. You can check on line to see what the category codes on your driving licence mean here.

The correct insurance.  As with all business activity you need to have public liability insurance.  You will also need to have hired in plant insurance to cover the value of the MEWP you wish to hire.  For self drive you also need to be insured to drive the truck mounted cherry picker on the public highway.  If you don't already  hold the correct insurance, please speak to our hire desk team who are happy to help.

 

What do you need to be able to self-drive a tracked access platform, scissor lift, boom lift or telehandler.

These type of access platforms are not mounted on a vehicle and so a driving licence is not required unless you are collecting the item from us on your own suitable vehicle.  You will however need:

The correct category of IPAF Licence. If you are not sure what type of MEWP your IPAF card covers take a look at IPAFs website or contact our hire desk team who will be happy to help you.

The correct insurance.  As with all business activity you need to have public liability insurance.  You will also need to have hired in plant insurance to cover the value of the MEWP you wish to hire. If you don’t already  hold the correct insurance, please speak to our hire desk team who are happy to help.

Collection or Delivery

Self-drive access platforms can be collected from our  self-drive depots between the hours of 8am and 5pm.   A standard days MEWP hire is 8 hours, however if you require some flexibility of hire length or collection and delivery times please speak to our hire desk who will do their best to accommodate you.

If you are collecting a tracked access platform, scissor lift, boom lift or telehandler you will need an appropriate vehicle or trailer to accommodate the size and weight of the MEWP.  Please speak to our hire desk if you need advice on transporting MEWPs.

Alternatively, any of our self-drive access platforms can be delivered to you or to your worksite.  Our hire desk team will be happy to give you a quote inclusive of delivery and collection.

Tracked access platform being loaded onto Elev8s delivery vehicle for transport to site

Not all MEWPs are the same

Even though you hold the correct category of IPAF every make and model of MEWP is different.  To help you with your self-drive MEWP hire we provide a handover of the MEWP or cherry picker that you are hiring which will include a familiarisation of its function and emergency descent.  Scissor lift and boom lift familiarisation are also available on request.

If you would like to speak to us about self-drive cherry picker or self-drive MEWP hire please contact our hire desk.

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