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What Are MEWPs Used For


19 June 2024

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) are versatile, heavy-duty machines specially designed to safely lift workers, their tools and various pieces of equipment to different heights. Whatever the nature of the job, MEWPs provide the flexibility and accessibility you need to complete your tasks efficiently and safely.

MEWPs come in several different forms that are specialised to deal with various scenarios of working at height, such as scissor lifts, boom lifts and cherry pickers. At GTAccess, we are the country-wide experts on MEWPs, both selling and hiring out a vast range of platforms and helping our clients find the perfect machine for the job at hand. In this blog, we’re taking a look at how MEWPs are used across various sectors to allow safe, simple access to working at height

Common Uses of MEWPs

Indoors or outdoors, on flat ground or rough terrain and in very high or other awkward to reach places, MEWPs are the unsung heroes of getting the job done. Their ability to provide safe, elevated access makes them indispensable across a range of sectors, including these key industries where MEWPs have made the most significant impact:


In the construction industry, MEWPs are invaluable for a great many tasks, such as building maintenance, upgrade installation and urgent repairs. Trained specialist workers use these platforms to reach high and difficult-to-access areas, ensuring projects proceed efficiently and safely.

Warehousing and Logistics

MEWPs play a crucial role in modern warehousing and logistics scenarios. They are used for inventory management, allowing workers to reach high shelves with ease. Additionally, MEWPs assist in equipment maintenance, ensuring that warehousing operations continue to run smoothly.

Exhibitions and Events

MEWPs are essential for setting up exhibitions and events, especially for building centrepiece stands, hanging banners and installing lighting. They are so vital for exhibitions that we have an on-site depot at the NEC in Birmingham and an Access Alliance depot near the ExCel in London.

Film and Entertainment

In the film, television and entertainment industry, MEWPs are essential for setting up lighting, finding unique camera angles and building stage setups. They provide safe and precise access, helping to create the perfect shot or scene while minimising risk and keeping productions efficient.

Signage Installation

Signage is vital for any business, and making sure your business name can be seen often requires placing it in high, hard to access areas. MEWPs allow workers to navigate over obstacles and reach elevated areas with ease, ensuring safe installation and helping your business stand out.

Tree Surgery and Landscaping

In tree surgery and landscaping, MEWPs offer a safe and efficient way to tackle tree trimming, removal and various other essential landscaping tasks. MEWPs can provide access to high branches and challenging spots, ensuring precision and safety while making the job easier and quicker.

The Many Benefits of Using MEWPs

Compared to traditional methods, such as scaffolding, MEWPs can save both time and money. Their ability to be quickly deployed and easily repositioned reduces downtime and labour costs, and they enhance safety by providing stable and secure platforms, significantly lowering the risk of accidents.

The efficiency of MEWPs in manoeuvring around a job site allows for faster completion of tasks, and the variety of makes and models available ensures that there is a MEWP suited for every unique task and environment. They are an incredibly adaptable and versatile solution for working at height.

Why Choose GTAccess for Your MEWP Needs?

GTAccess is a leading provider of MEWP rentals, offering a wide range of high-quality equipment to meet your project requirements. Our fleet includes the latest models from trusted brands, ensuring you get the most reliable and efficient platforms available. With numerous depots across the UK, we guarantee fast delivery and exceptional customer service.

We can help you find the ideal machine for your specific project needs. You can use our simple machine advisor here on the website to receive a curated selection of ideal machines, or we can visit your location and perform a free site survey to ensure the machine you hire is perfect. Our team of experts is always ready to assist you in selecting the right MEWP for your specific needs.

Elevate Your Next Project with GTAccess MEWP Rentals

MEWPs are an essential tool in the modern world, offering unmatched versatility and safety. At GTAccess, we provide a wide range of MEWPs tailored to your specific needs, and we can even provide all the training you’ll ever need to operate and supervise the usage of MEWPs on your site. Ready to get started? Head over to our contact form or call us on 0330 333 4848 today.