About Active Access

Active Access was formed in the spring of 2003. Managing Director, Andrew McCusker, had noticed a marked increase in the use of Powered Access Equipment within the family run glazing business and, having a sales and marketing background, identified a niche in the market for a bespoke Powered Access Company providing a high level of customer service together with a comprehensive product range.

Since then Active Access has built a reputation for a level of service rarely rivalled in its sector. With an unparalleled, new and comprehensive range of the most modern Powered Access Machines available on the market, they pride themselves in having highly experienced professional staff, with extensive product knowledge, and they believe firmly in the "Right First Time" policy, and at all times strive to see this through to completion.

Active Access has further enhanced its reputation in the marketplace with its strong links to IPAF (International Powered Access Federation), not only as a leading Training Centre, but also by being vigorously involved in the IPAF Training Committee and at IPAF Council level. Active is also a member of PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufactures' Association) providing scaffolding erection training.

Active continues to raise the bar and set the standard for others to follow, this has its roots in providing customer satisfaction through Our Eight Active Values; Champion, Professionalism, Integrity, Passion, Commitment, Consistency, Respect & Innovation. Active Access has also been awarded ISO 9001 and is currently in the process of obtaining ISO 14001 and IPAF Rentals + Accreditation. These are Independent quality marks, that insists on the monitoring of the policies and procedures to which Active Access hire from, providing the customer with total and complete peace of mind.

Active Access continues to expand and mature as a business, primarily through organic growth, but also by making strategic equipment acquisitions. Active Access holds fast to a steady development plan that will allow them to enjoy longevity but also allow them to adapt to any sudden changes in market trends.

Why Powered Access?

Legislation is forcing us all to think more safely when working at height. Renting a cherry picker or a scissor lift is now the preferred option. Ladders are a last resort method in today’s world with powered access becoming more popular by the day.

After careful analysis of the needs of our customers we have chosen a range of boom lifts or cherry pickers and scissor lifts to give the widest applications. Whether you need a Towable Niftylift cherry picker or a diesel straight stick telescopic Genie Boom, we have it. Our boom lifts or cherry pickers come in all shapes, sizes and power options and we offer a free site survey to help select the right platform for you.

Our range of scissor lifts is also wide including industrial narrow aisle models with heights up to 22.5m reach on a width of only 1.2m with our Holland Lift scissor lifts.

We are also an IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) training centre and can offer cherry picker and scissor lift training at our premises or anywhere throughout the UK and Ireland. The 5 year PAL (Powered Access Licence) card is obtainable from a one day course.

We hope you will give us an opportunity to provide you with a better level of service with a first class range of powered access platforms anywhere in the UK and Ireland.

Scissor Lift Hire

Our scissor lift hire service caters to a diverse range of clients across Scotland.

At Active Access we have a scissor lift hire service that will suit you.

From our Hamilton hire centre, ideally placed in the heart of Scotland we can supply to all scissor lifts. We can get you the lift you need quickly, easily and without fuss.

Our large, modern scissor lift rental fleet caters for every kind of job. Call us today on 01698 281 190 to find out more about scissor lift hire from Active Access.

Access Platform Hire

From our Hamilton base, we offer access platform hire across all parts of Scotland.

Active Access has a huge range of access platforms to offer you. From 10m to 22.5m working height scissor lifts, including diesel, bi-energy, telescopic and electrical scissor lifts we have them all.

As we are located just in Hamilton.

Our large, modern access platform rental fleet caters for every kind of job in Scotland, from inside work needing a small one-man lift to external jobs where several people need to be able to get on board and work safely

All our access platforms meet the strictest of regulations and are the perfect solution to working safely at height on any job so choose Active Access for Access Platform Hire across Scotland from our Hamilton depot.

Our newly opened Aberdeen depot, has great links for getting your access platform to you efficiently.

Cherry Picker Hire

If you need cherry picker hire quickly, easily and without fuss then Active Access is here to help.

From diesel powered booms to electrically powered boom lifts. Active Access also offers PASMA and IPAF training to help you with your all your access requirements in your location.

Our large, modern cherry picker rental fleet caters for every kind of job in Scotland.

No matter where you are in Scotland, whatever height you need to access, when you need a cherry picker, hire from Active Access and we'll make sure whatever you need is quickly and safely within your reach.

Now covering all of North of the UK from our Hamilton site, choose Active Access for all your cherry picker hire needs.

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Active Access Ltd
Goil Avenue
Righead Ind Est
Bellshill
ML4 3LQ