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Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions section! Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about using this platform. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to address common queries and help you navigate through any obstacles. Say goodbye to confusion and hello to clarity!

  • What is Platform Hire and what is it used for?
    Platform hire refers to the rental of elevated work platforms, such as scissor lifts or boom lifts, that are used to safely access heights for various tasks. They are commonly used in construction, maintenance, and other industries where working at height is required.
  • How do I choose the right platform for my job?
    To choose the right platform for your job, consider factors such as the required working height, weight capacity, terrain conditions, and any specific features or attachments needed for your project. Consulting with our Platform Hire specialist can help you select the most suitable option.
  • What types of platforms are available for hire?
    There are various types of platforms available for hire, including scissor lifts, boom lifts (articulating or telescopic), cherry pickers, and spider lifts. Each type has its own unique features and capabilities, so it’s important to assess your specific needs before making a decision.
  • How long can I hire a platform for?
    The duration of platform hire can vary depending on your requirements. We offer flexible rental periods, from daily to weekly or even longer-term contracts. Discuss your project timeline with the us to determine the ideal rental duration.
  • Are there any restrictions or qualifications for operating a platform?
    Operating a platform typically requires proper training and certification. We offer training to ensure that operators are competent and aware of safety protocols. It is essential to comply with local regulations and guidelines regarding platform operation.
  • Can I hire a Platform with an operator?
    Yes, we offer the option of hiring a platform with an experienced operator. This can be beneficial if you or your team are not qualified or experienced in operating elevated work platforms.
  • How much does platform hire cost?
    The cost of platform hire varies depending on factors such as the type of platform, rental duration, location, and additional services required (e.g., delivery and collection). It is best to request a quote from different hire companies to compare prices and choose the most cost-effective option.
  • What insurance coverage is required for the hired platform?
    We do not offer insurance coverage for the equipment during the rental period. It is recommended to inquire about insurance and requirements when discussing your hire agreement to ensure adequate cover. Type of insurance required. Hired-in plant insurance provides protection against the risk of that plant being stolen, damaged or otherwise un-useable
  • What should I do if there is a breakdown or technical issue with the hired platform?
    In case of a breakdown or technical issue with the hired platform, contact 01978 759331 immediately. We will provide guidance on troubleshooting steps or arrange for a technician to repair the equipment promptly.
  • How far in advance should I book a platform hire?
    It is advisable to book a platform hire well in advance, especially during busy periods when demand is high. This helps ensure availability and allows sufficient time for any necessary preparations or training before your project starts.
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