Since its founding in 2002, cost effectiveness, convenience and high
quality service have been the core values that have guided
Platform Rental Ltd to provide a real alternative to traditional
Smart is the pioneering force behind
self drive truck mount access
hire in the UK. With over eight years serving many specialist
sectors, from signage to CCTV, from building maintenance to pest
control, from festive decs to tree surgery: you’ll find our
We also pride ourselves on continually replenishing our fleet. In
the past 12 months we have invested over £1 million in new platforms
purchases so that the average platform age is between two and half
to three years old.
We have the largest self drive light truck mount platform fleet in
the country - with
working heights ranging from 10 to 26 metres.
low hire rates and with no down time waiting on site for a
platform to be delivered, plus the ability to control when your
truck mount is collected and returned, more contractors are seeing a
positive impact on their margins by choosing the self drive option.
With only a standard driving licence needed to drive most of our
trucks, free full familiarisation to use our platforms and a
competitively priced Collision Damage Waiver, the move to self
operated is a quick, simple and economical transition.
If you prefer
we also offer a collection and delivery service to your office or
site. Smart also provide fully qualified and experienced operators
as an alternative to self drive.
Our machines have great mobility. Unlike traditional scaffolding,
self propelled cherry pickers and booms, you can use our vehicle
mounted booms to do several jobs all on the same hire. Visit
multiple sites and spread the cost of the hire over several jobs;
making for an even more cost effective work at height solution.
Overnight and weekend working are favoured by many of our customers
both in terms of sector specific needs but also once again to get
the most out of their hire. To accommodate this growing need we
provide weekend packages and reduced
PM Collect or AM Return
Safety is paramount to us and we provide a range of services that
address this. With this in mind, Smart insists on a full machine
specific handover/ familiarisation with every self drive hire to
ensure effective and safe operation of our truck mounts. Each
handover/familiarisation is carried out by one of our qualified IPAF
demonstrators who instructs on the safe function of set up,
operation and safety features.
We also strongly recommend obtaining full
IPAF certification. We
regularly run vehicle mount category (IPAF Category 1b) one day
courses that provide you with a 5 year accreditation. IPAF
certification is now the most widely internationally recognised
qualifications for usage of powered access platforms. If you already
IPAF card but aren’t sure whether the categories you are
trained in will cover your usage of our vehicles then feel free to