Rapid Platforms

London Road
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 4AU

  • Hire cherry pickers, access platforms & hoists
  • A specialist work at height company
  • New and used access equipment for sale
  • Hire cherry pickers, access platforms & hoists
  • A specialist work at height company
  • New and used access equipment for sale
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Rapid Platforms

Cherry Pickers, Access Platforms, Hoists - Hire, Sales, Training

Cherry Picker Hire

Since 1982 Rapid Platforms has been providing a professional and high quality access platform solution to meet the needs of a wide range of clients both here in the UK and abroad.

We provide one of the largest ranges of equipment in the access industry. This includes both rental and sales of high quality and specialised equipment along with the provision of expert training instructors and facilities.

Our Mission

All of our equipment including our cherry pickers and access platforms cover all categories of MEWP while our fully trained service engineers have a wide experience in maintaining and servicing our equipment to the highest standards.

Rapid Platforms is also an IPAF Rental and Accredited Training Centre with expert instructors ready to take you through all aspects of operation and safety.

... To provide the best quality access and hoisting equipment including specialist machinery
... To provide a superior and personal service
... To provide a safe and reliable service whilst maintaining and servicing all equipment

Access Equipment for Hire

Rapid Platforms offers one of the largest ranges of access equipment in the UK. Based on the M11 near to Stanstead Airport, Rapid Platforms is ideally located to service the whole of the South East of England; however we would always consider working in any part of the UK so please get in touch to find out more.

Scissor Lifts

With reach heights ranging from 7.8 m to a massive 27.2 m, the range of scissor lifts from Rapid Platforms has been specifically chosen to cover a vast range of height access applications.

Both diesel and electric options available so why not head over to our website to find out more.

PAV Lifts

The sky is the limit with our range of sturdy and reliable PAV Lift equipment. For further details including key characteristics of all of the PAV Lifts from Rapid Platforms please head over to the main website.

Articulating Boom Lifts

Articulating boom lifts give you the extra reach you need when working over barriers and around obstacles at your site. They provide the perfect option when you need to lift workers, tools and materials at extended heights and awkward positions to get the job done.

To take a closer look at the wide range of articulating booms available at Rapid Platforms please visit our website.

Mast Lifts

Whether you need to reach a height of 4m or 10m you won't find a better selection of mast lifts available. You can download our brochure and specifications documents on our website, alternatively please give us a call and talk to one of our experts.

Stick Boom Lifts

Also known as straight booms or telescopic booms, stick boom lifts are ideal for both internal and external work where height and sideways outreach is required allowing for the platform to gain access over and around obstacles.

Rapid Platforms offers a range of high quality access equipment either on a rental basis or for sale.

Truck Mounts

Reach heights of `57 m` can be obtained when hiring a truck mounted boom from Rapid Platforms. We can provide you with just the right truck mount to meet your specific needs so please give us a call and talk to one of our engineers.

Track Mounts

Track mounts have the unique ability to climb stairs, work on steep inclines and access narrow areas creating a reliable and sturdy platform for personnel needing to work at height.

We offer a complete service for clients requiring a track mount including training so please get in touch for further details.


We supply a range of highly reliable hoists all of which can be attached to scaffolding or directly to a wall. Platforms Direct also offers a full erect and strike service carried out by our NVQ qualified erectors all of whom carry CSC cards.

For more information about Rapid Platforms please visit our website or give us a call, thank you.


Products and Services

Opening Hours

Monday -   07:30 to 17:30
Tuesday -   07:30 to 17:30
Wednesday -   07:30 to 17:30
Thursday -   07:30 to 17:30
Friday -   07:30 to 17:00
Saturday -   Closed
Sunday -   Closed

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