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Cherry Picker Hire FAQs

How do I hire a truck mounted cherry picker or spider lift?

Once you have selected the access platform you would like to hire you can call our team on 03301 340 201 or you can log into your Wilson online account and order a selection of machines directly online. Our team is always happy to offer advice if you are unsure which machine is the most suitable for your project, or if you need to arrange a site survey.

Do I need to wear a harness when using a powered access platform?

Whilst there is no legal requirement to wear a harness, both the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the Health and Safety Executive (HAE) strongly advise and recommend that a full body harness complete with a short restraint lanyard is used when working from a vehicle mounted boom or self-propelled boom type mobile elevated work platform (MEWP). You can speak to our team if you need to purchase a harness from us.

Do we offer out of hours and weekend hire?

Yes we do! We understand that not all businesses work 9 to 5, 5 days a week, so we offer weekend and out of hours hire on all of our machines.

Can anyone rent a cherry picker?

The minimum age is 18 years old with a standard car driving license for self-drives under 3.5 tons (driving licenses acquired before 1994 can legally drive powered access machines weighing up to 7.5 tons). If you choose a larger, specialist or HGV cherry picker, you will need to hire a fully trained Wilson Access operator in order to operate it.

What training do I need to operate a cherry picker?

You need to pass a course certified by IPAF to work with cherry pickers, and they'll issue you with a 'PAL card' which shows what sort of course you've passed and what types of access platform you can operate.

Wilson Access provides a full range of IPAF working at height Training Courses through our sister company UTN Training .It is your responsibility to ensure you or your employees are trained adequately and are able to operate the access platform you are hiring in a safe, efficient and competent manner.

How high can our truck mounted cherry picker and spider lifts reach?

Wilson Access largest Bronto Skylift61XDT truck mounted cherry picker can reach heights of 61 metres and our Teupen Leo 31T spider lift can reach heights of 31 metres.

What are your truck mounted cherry picker or spider lift hire options?

All of our truck mounted cherry pickers and spider lifts are available to hire with a fully trained and highly experienced operator. We also offer a self-drive hire option on a small selection of our truck mounts and on our full range of spider lifts. Self-drive hire is available on our TM21 truck mounts with a valid UK driving license and category 1b IPAF license and appropriate vehicle insurance. All spider lifts are available to hire on a self-drive basis. Please see the question above for information on ensuring you are adequately trained to operate a self-drive hire.

Do Wilson Access offer long term truck mounted cherry picker hire?

Offered on our self-drive truck mounts, we offer competitively priced reduced hire rates. There are a number of benefits to our long term hire plan. Fixed, easy monthly payments mean no capital outlay, increasing your cash flow. All mandatory safety inspections are managed by us so you can avoid costly maintenance bills. This is ideal for multiple site locations. At the end of the contract you can choose to return the machine or replace with another machine or purchase.

Do you offer site surveys for powered access platform hire?

Yes we offer free site surveys. Time is money and the last thing you want is to arrive on site to find that you don’t have the right equipment for the job. Our free site survey service ensures that all our powered access platform hires run smoothly from initial enquiry to job completion. Avoid costly delays to your job by trusting in our professional team, who will survey your site and make the right decisions for your powered access platform hire, however unusual or awkward the job. You can have the peace of mind that your job will start on time, every time, with the truck or track mount in place.

Where are Wilson Access based?

Our main Hire Desk operates out of our Northern Depot in Rothwell, Leeds:

Unit 1, Cedar Park
Wood Lane
Rothwell
Leeds
LS26 0RS

However, as part of the AFI group of companies, Wilson Access are a national Powered Access supplier with coverage throughout the UK from one of our 21 depots.

What are the Terms and Conditions of hiring from Wilson Access?

Wilson Access operates by the hire terms set by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA). Read more on the CPA terms and conditions of plant hire. You can download a copy of the CPA terms and conditions here.

What should I do if I need to cancel my order?

If you need to cancel your hire, contact our hire desk team on 0844 288 9338 or email us at info@wilsonaccess.co.uk. To view our cancellation policy click here.