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Are you looking for the best Scissor Lift Hire company in the UK? you’ve come to the right place!¬†

We are a specialist Scissor Lift Hire company who have every scissor lift option available throughout the UK.

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With teams based throughout the UK we can offer competitive prices and in July 2024 are able to get costs to you very quickly.

We have been in business for over 20 years and have hired out our scissor lifts to many companies across the UK, which has helped us to build a very large client base over the years that would highly recommend us as a company. Contact us today for a free no-obligation quote!

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Why Choose Us?

Why, specifically, should you use our collection of access equipment? Regardless of your project, there are plenty of reasons to work with us when hired equipment is your next important need. There is no need to pop into our physical location when our website or emails can tell you everything.


All scissor lift models have a safe working load, ideal working heights, maximum platform height limits and a whole host of built-in features. On-board lighting might not matter to you, but it could be important to operators that work late hours in rural parts of the country, for example.

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When you hire from us, you do not just get a generic electric scissor lift or pre-chosen piece of equipment. Our hiring services are meant to give each company the ideal powered access tools for their situation, whether that is lifting one worker a small distance or raising up heavy equipment.

Not only are there a variety of platform height and working height options available, but things like platform width, weight capacity, outdoor suitability and electric lighting are all here too. If you are more experienced with boom lifts and other powdered access offerings, our experts can help you find the right tool for the job.


Our scissor lift hire equipment is kept functional at all costs. Platform height issues, problems with not reaching the right working height and capacity errors are not going to be common when you are using one of our platform offerings because we take care of each tool.

These platform offerings are high-quality and always kept safe: working load limits and working height ranges are tested, capacity is checked, and each platform is ready to use as soon as you hire it. We account for as much as possible before we put any lifts up for hire.

Some of our platform offerings may require training to operate. Before you even hire a platform, you can discuss this with us to see what the legal requirements are – some platform models need a lot of training, and other platform designs are usable by nearly anybody.


We understand that good service is a major part of the hiring process. Scissor lift hire should be easy hire, and not just because of next-day delivery or collection windows. Our services are aimed at giving customers the perfect powered access tool, keeping each tool maintained, and making the hire itself as convenient as possible.

If you worry about restrictions and rules when you hire equipment, you can get in touch to ask burning questions about a service we offer. We keep our prices fair, and each hires simple, allowing customers to get each powered access platform with ease.

Worksite tasks can be tricky to define, and it is not easy to know what platform capacity, safe working load or working height you might want. Feel free to contact us through our website if you need help – we have plenty of platform experts that can figure out what you are looking for.

Hire and Delivery

Delivery and collection can be tricky: you can’t always pop down to a business’ premises to collect a large lift. Make sure to contact us when deciding how to proceed with the hire – if you can’t pop down to us, then we can pop down to you, bringing the hiring platform directly to your site.

Each hire is different, so we will not plant you with a generic set of UK hire information. Get in contact and tell us about your situation: the ideal duration of the hire and anything else we might need to know. We can try to accommodate your requirements.

 Benefits Of Scissor Lifts

5 benefits of hiring one of our scissor lifts!

There are many benefits of scissor lifts some of these include: 

This is a tool that allows workers to reach spots that would have otherwise been very hard to get to so it is a very useful piece of machinery for many companies. 

Cost Of Scissor Lift Hire

The average cost of scissor lift hire is between £180-£365 per day this price is dependent on factors such as:

If this sounds like something you may be interested in but would like more in-depth costs, get in contact with a member of our team today for a free no-obligation quote! 

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Types Of Scissor Lifts 

A good scissor lift should be able to tackle rough terrain, tight spaces and a high platform height while also allowing for precise maintenance work. It is not just about the quality of the scissor lift itself, but the reliability of the access it can offer at dangerous working heights.

At the centre of the hire process is the type of scissor lift that you want, as well as other features that need to be taken into account.

If you are not sure what you are looking for or need more details about the scissor lifts you can hire today with almost no wait, then here is an overview of what we can offer.

The safe working load and working height vary from lift to lift, so speak to our experts before you hire one. The range we offer can provide an excellent tool for all kinds of tasks, but you need the right lift for the job.

Diesel Scissor Lifts

Diesel scissor lifts are the most common lifting tool seen on construction sites. They are loud and use fuel to get power, but are also a complete package that can boast a great extension range, fast speed, and reliable level of lifting power. Many are also wider than other lift types and have a greater platform height.

The higher safe working load makes these idea lifts for major outdoor projects – they emit fumes that can make them worse for indoor use but are extremely powerful in ventilated or open spaces. Among all our hire options, these generally have raw power and weight capacity covered the best.

There are also various bi-fuel scissor lifts that combine diesel and electric features together, making the equipment more versatile overall and improving lifting power.
Get in touch to ask about the specific diesel scissor lift hire that might work for you, even if that means a specific platform height.

If you would like to receive even more information on Scissor Lift Hire, make sure you get in touch with us today!

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Hydraulic Scissor Lifts

The “standard” models of scissor lifts are usually hydraulic and are excellent when you are not trained in any of the other types. They are capable of lifting heavy loads to a versatile working height and can operate well under all conditions, needing only occasional maintenance here and there.

All of our hydraulic scissor lifts are given proper maintenance: as a vital piece of equipment, quality and operator safety is extremely important while on construction sites.

As one of the simplest options, they are suitable for nearly all projects, sacrificing some speed and power for better results.

Electric Scissor Lifts

Our electric scissor lifts are silent and near noiseless, meaning that they are perfect powered access tools for indoor spaces.

They are also smaller and slimmer, but often at the cost of lower maximum working heights. Even so, they are excellent tools and vital equipment for indoor areas.

Like our other lift hire options, each electrical scissor lift is treated as a major piece of equipment. The electric components are maintained properly, and key features are kept in good shape, ensuring that the electric platform will not break down suddenly.

The safe working load can often be slightly lower since these lifts have less power. However, the total platform height is still excellent, making them great for an interior job almost anywhere. This platform height also allows them to work well outside in many cases.

Pneumatic Scissor Lifts

Pneumatic scissor lift designs are a very versatile option – while they are low in power (and sometimes platform height), they can be a great choice for UK companies that want a scissor lift for every situation. They cater to inside spaces, producing no gases or noises whilst also working well outdoors.

Like all hire equipment we have to offer, each scissor lift type is going to get a range of checks, from electric systems and core components to platform height. Speak to one of our experts if you want to know how each scissor lift is maintained and cared for between hire periods.

At Scissor Lift Hire, we can assist you with the best specifications, costs and prices. Make sure you contact us today for a number of great Scissor Lift Hire services.

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Rough Terrain Scissors

Difficult terrain often requires specialised scissor lift designs, usually ones that can maintain a stable platform height while keeping the operators safe.

Unlike ‘cherry pickers’, the straight vertical lift does not have many options to avoid tough ground entirely, but our specialised scissor lift models can.

Many of our scissor lift models have additional equipment to help with safe lifting or dealing with high working heights on unstable ground. We try to deliver exactly what customers need in their current situation, especially when a very high and rough-surfaced working height is posing a problem.

Remember that there are different kinds of powered access scissor lifts for different rough terrain types. Get in touch if you can’t decide: we can help you work through the range to find the perfect hire option for your situation or a hiring choice that suits your work site conditions.


Can Anyone Use A Scissor Lift?

Unlike other aerial lifts, anyone can use a scissor lift that is under 11M in height anything that is higher than that requires a licence. 

The licence you need is called a yellow card and this ensures that you have the knowledge and have developed the ability to safely operate a scissor lift. 

What Is The Weight Capacity Of A Scissor Lift?

The weight limit of a scissor lift depends on how high the lift extends so a 25-foot lift has a weight limit of 500 pounds. 

A 26-foot lift has a max weight limit of 800 pounds. 

What Are Scissor Lift Limitations?

Scissor lifts that are used outside are usually limited to wind speeds of 28 miles per hour or below. 

However, it would not be wise to use a scissor in any sort of windy climate. 


If you know what kind of platform you want, then take a look at our website to see what we have on offer.

When you find something you like, we can have it ready to collect or deliver to you as soon as possible. Our prices are accessible to both large and small companies or teams, and we keep a range of platforms ready to hire at all times.

For customers who do not know what they want, we are happy to help you look through our range. Pop into our email inbox, and we can help collect the various categories of platform that you might want, looking at details like capacity, safe working load and general platform height to make it easier.

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Make sure you contact us today for a number of great scissor lift machines.

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What Others Say About Our Services

We absolutely love the service provided. Their approach is really friendly but professional. We went out to five different companies and found Scissor Lift Hire to be value for money and their service was by far the best. Thank you for your really awesome work, we will definitely be returning!

Ewan Wells
Greater Manchester

We have used Scissor Lift Hire for many years as they are certainly the best in the UK. The attention to detail and professional setup is what makes this company our go-to company for all our work. I highly recommend the team for the immense work - we highly recommend them!

Edward Bennett
Greater London

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