Efficient access solutions to minimise wind turbine down time

Wind turbine maintenance using MEWPS

Working with you to minimise downtime of energy generating equipment

We all recognise the need for renewable forms of energy generation to decarbonise our economy and slow down climate change.   Wind energy generated from on shore and off shore wind turbines is one of the largest sources of renewable energy in the UK, and all those turbines need maintaining to keep them performing as efficiently as they can.  

Upgrading wind turbine equipment and performing planned preventative maintenance saves money in the long run, allowing turbines to run for longer without breakdowns.  Over the past decade Elev8 have provided reliable and safe access solutions for renewable energy companies performing wind turbine maintenance and repairs across the UK.

Work safely at height

We are very proud of our world leading fleet of MEWPS (mobile elevating work platforms) which we  purchase from the best manufacturers in the world. 

Our extensive fleet  includes truck mounted platforms with a phenomenal 103m of working height, as well as smaller truck mounted MEWPs with 40m of working height.   Whatever your project we have the right piece of powered access equipment for it.  And if your wind turbine is located off road or in a hard to reach location we have off road and 4×4 access solutions too.

Elev8 hire truck mounted access platforms across every part of England, Ireland, Scotland, the Scottish Isles and Wales.  We also provide operated access platforms in Northern Europe including France, Germany, Holland, and Denmark.  

Our MEWPS have basket capacities of up to 600Kg which can safely lift all the tools and equipment your wind turbine technicians need.  If you need power or air to operate hand tools just let us know.  We can supply access platform with 110v power and pneumatic air available in the MEWP basket.  We can also supply access platforms with water to the basket, useful for cleaning wind turbines and other projects where water is required.

Wind turbine maintenance using an access platform

Safe lifting of large wind turbine components

Lifting turbine parts with a MEWP winch

If you need to lift wind turbine components Elev8’s in-house contract lifting team will design a safe lifting solution specifically for your project and timescales.  

Our team of lifting professionals includes qualified Appointed Person’s who survey your project and design a safe lift plan, as well as experienced Lift Supervisors who attend site to supervise the lift. 

We can safely lift a wide variety of loads including;

  • Safe lifting of wind turbine components during maintenance, installation and removal. For example generators, gearboxes, winch replacements, tower (internal) cable replacements.
  • Tower section lifts for new wind turbine installation or decommissioning.
  • Nacelle lifts for new wind turbine installation or decommissioning.
  • Blade lifts for new wind turbine installation, maintenance, or decommissioning.


Find out more details about Elev8’s contract lifting service here.

Save money and time with a service package

Let Elev8  take some of the stress out of your wind turbine maintenance by providing a fully managed project solution.  We work in collaboration with you to put together a package of services that works for your renewables project.  This can include:

  • Road closure, traffic and pedestrian management to support the transport of large wind turbine components.
  • Supply of ground protection and trackway.
  • Ground loading surveys for clients that do not already know the load limits on site.
  • Tree & foliage clearance prior to work commencing.
  • Removal and disposal of waste.
  • Organising ferry crossings
  • Shackling solutions
  • For long term projects we can arrange lodgings for our MEWP Operators keeping them close to site.
Wind turbine maintenance from an access platform

Elev8 provide safe access solutions for on shore and offshore wind turbines, as well as lifting solutions for the maintenance, installation and decommissioning of wind turbines.  If you need a safe access solution for maintaining wind turbines, please get in touch.  We offer a free no obligation survey to help you find the best access solution for your project.