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Platform Rentals is a family business serving the North East of England specialising in rental of self-propelled access platforms to industry. Our work activities extend to Yorkshire, Cumbria and Central Scotland.


Established in 2011, Platform Rentals is headed up by Ross Thompson (Managing Director). Having served a recognised industry apprenticeship, Ross has over 22 years of experience as an engineer. Ross is also Managing Director of a sister company RMT Access Ltd which he established in 2005. We have a wealth of knowledge of most types of access platforms from leading manufacturers across the world. We are able to carry out servicing/repairs and L O L E R thorough examinations for our own and customers’ equipment.


Platform Rentals benefits from the engineering support from RMT Access and it's well qualified staff David and Daniel.

  • Our machines are all inspected & tested by our own in house CAP certified engineers

  • All machines undergo a rigorous 57 point pre delivery check before leaving our depot

  • We aim to ensure as far as possible to get to you within 4 hours in the event of any machine breakdown.

  • We guarantee to deliver your machine at a time that is convenient for you.

  • With our flexible hire terms, we guarantee to allow you to adjust your hire as and when you need to.

  • We have an awareness of chapter eight managing traffic past our work area.

  • Pre-delivery inspections of our machines are carried out prior to delivery on site.


We are a Health and Safety conscious Company. The Work at height regulations 2005 are inclusive in all we do where a potential risk of fall/injury exists.

We comply with the following regulations:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 section 2 (c) adequate training for all employees

  • Work at height regulations 2005 (all work at height must be planned)

  • Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1992 (work equipment must be inspected before use)

  • Lifting operations and lifting Equipment regulations 1992/15 (MEWPs must be thoroughly examined every six months by a competent person and evidence displayed on the machine)

  • Management of Health and Safety in the workplace identifiable hazards (Risk assessments)

  • PPE regulations 1992 (Harness sets must be examined at least annually) and recorded.

  • I S O 18878 employers must provide operator training to a recognised standard

  • B S 8460 Safe use of mobile elevating work platforms 2017.


Our attitude toward the Environment is positive working with our customers and sub-contractors to encourage all waste matters are disposed of lawfully Ensuring as far as possible no fluids are contaminating our watercourses


Scope of Operations

We offer work at height solutions through supply of mobile elevating work platforms to enable safe completion of tasks compliant with BS8460. Services provided : hire of self-propelled and truck mounted mobile elevating work platforms to industry.

Customers Serviced

These include -Local Authorities, Arboriculture, Construction, Retail, Logistics/Transport/Warehousing and Manufacturing Industries.

Safety is Paramount

We carry out our business in a safe way controlled by a risk assessment on every job we do. Our experience is freely available to our customers should it be necessary.

Service Provided

Hire of self-propelled and truck mounted mobile elevating work platforms to industry. 

Operational Region

North East England to include Cumbria and extending into Central Scotland. Also available to work in other areas. Please contact us for more information.

Site Surveys

We offer free site surveys to assess an area where work is proposed to ensure the correct equipment is supplied.



Scissor Lift

These versatile scissor lifts are suitable for indoor or outdoor use where there is a level and even floor, being clean and eco-friendly with an extending work platform. Please click the image below for more information.

Vertical Mast Lift

For when you want to work up, over and around assembly lines, shelving, ductwork or partitions more easily and without interference. Platform Rentals mast boom lifts feature non-marking tyres as standard, clean and efficient electrical power and 25% gradeability. Please click the image below for more information.

Boom Lift

For when you want to drive through standard double doorways, work close to buildings or around obstacles, and access overhead work from aisles and other congested areas. Please click the image below for more information.

Vehicle Mounted

These vehicles are self-drive, vehicle mount access platforms weighing less than 3500kg, which can be driven with a standard UK driving licence. Versatile city truck lifts suited to a variety of work at height on self-drive. Please click the image below for more information.





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If you have any questions or commendations please call: 01207 297149 or fill out the following form.

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Head Office

Unit 9c Leadgate Industrial Estate

Lope Hill Road



Co. Durham


Tel: 01207 297149

Mobile: 07557 377892

Get a quote: 01207 297149

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