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Rapid Platforms

Rapid Platforms, established in 1982, provide first-class solutions in the access industry working in hires, sales, training and servicing. Much has changed in the industry since the company was launched. We have gradually become more knowledgeable and specialised and are well known for providing difficult to source equipment such as narrow-access spider platforms.

Rapid Platforms hire fleet includes truck mounted platforms up to 45 metres, wheeled and tracked spider platforms, self-propelled booms, scissor lifts and hoist equipment.

Our staff include experienced operators, CAP certified mobile engineers and the best training instructors. Training has always been a very important element of our organisation and with the growth of customer awareness in safety, this department will undoubtedly expand even more rapidly. We currently run IPAF, PASMA, Ladder Association and Hoist courses at our first class training facilities near Stansted Airport.

Rapid Platforms has an exemplary reputation for safety, whilst also providing a quality and reliable service; we pride ourselves in building long-term relationships with our clients and stakeholders.


Products

Boom Lift Hire

Boom Lift Hire

Boom Lift Hire - from Rapid Platforms. We have a wide range of Boom Lifts for hire or sale including modern telescopic and articulated boom lifts fr...

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DeskSurfer Work Platform

DeskSurfer Work Platform

DeskSurfer Work Platform - available from Rapid Platforms Ideal for work over desks or tables, the Desksurfer Work Platform is also ideal for all ty...

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Electric Hoists

Electric Hoists

Electric Hoists - available for hire from Rapid Platforms As part of our Electric Hoists range we also supply material and passenger lifts. We off...

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Fibreglass Teletowers

Fibreglass Teletowers

Fibreglass TeleTowers - available from Rapid Platforms Fibreglass TeleTowers Work at Height Platforms are designed for users working near Electrical...

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Genie Superlifts

Genie Superlifts

Genie Superlifts available for sale or hire from Rapid Platforms - for working heights between 2 and 7.94 metres. The Genie Superlifts range has load...

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Goods Lifts and Hoists

Goods Lifts and Hoists

Goods Lifts and Hoists - available from Rapid Platforms Our range of Goods Lifts and Hoists are designed for lifting equipment and materials to assi...

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Operated Truck Mount Platforms Hire

Operated Truck Mount Platforms Hire

Operated Truck Mount Platforms Hire - available from Rapid Platforms Large truck mounted MEWPs up to 45 metres available to hire with experienced IPA...

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Passenger Lifts

Passenger Lifts

Passenger Lifts - available from Rapid Platforms Our range of Passenger lifts can be used to lift equipment and personnel. Mast climber hoists are...

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PAV Lifts

PAV Lifts

PAV Lifts for hire or sale - from Rapid Platforms. PAV Lifts (push around vertical) access platforms feature a powered vertical mast on a mobile push...

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Rapidek Low Level Work Podium

Rapidek Low Level Work Podium

Rapidek low level work podium - available from Rapid Platforms with a 3 metre working height. The Rapidek Low Level Work Podium is designed to be as...

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Rough Terrain Access Platforms

Rough Terrain Access Platforms

Rough Terrain Access Platforms - available from Rapid Platforms for hire or purchase. We have a wide range of Rough Terrain Access Platforms, Rough t...

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Scaffold Hoists

Scaffold Hoists

Scaffold Hoists - available from Rapid Platforms. This IMER TR225 scaffold hoist is designed for lifting up to 200kg. Scaffold hoists of this type a...

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Scissor Lift Hire

Scissor Lift Hire

Scissor Lift Hire - available from Rapid Platforms We have a wide range of Scissor Lift Hire machinery for you to choose from as well as scissor lif...

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Self Drive Truckmounts

Self Drive Truckmounts

We can provide a wide range of self drive truckmounts including: Ascendant A18-13AJ 21m CTE Z21 22M Skyking Multitel MX225 Please call us with ...

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Spider Access Platforms

Spider Access Platforms

Spider Access Platforms - available for hire from Rapid Platforms Our range of narrow Spider Access Platforms are ideal for outdoor or indoor use. ...

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Step Fold Podiums

Step Fold Podiums

Step Fold Podiums - available from Rapid Platforms. Our range of Stepfold Podiums are low-level access platforms suitable for work at height under 3...

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Towable Cherry Pickers

Towable Cherry Pickers

Towable Cherry Pickers - available from Rapid Platforms for hire or sale. Towable Cherry Pickers are Trailer mounted access platforms which are towa...

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Tracked Spider Lifts

Tracked Spider Lifts

Tracked Spider Lifts - available for sale or hire Tracked Spider Lifts and cherry pickers can be operated on a range of surfaces including rough terr...

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Work at Height Solutions

Work at Height Solutions

Work at Height Solutions - available from Rapid Platforms We have a wide range of specialist access equipment designed for low level work at height....

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Work Platforms

Work Platforms

Work Platforms - available from Rapid Platforms for hire or sale. Our diverse range of Work Platforms include mobile towers and tower equipment for ...

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News

A Specialist Working at Height Company, Evolving with Access since 1982

A Specialist Working at Height Company, Evolving with Access since 1982

At Rapid Platforms we have a modern, well maintained fleet of cherry pickers and access platforms including Scissors Lifts, Boom Lifts, Truck and Trac...

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF A BATTERY POWERED MEWP

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF A BATTERY POWERED MEWP

for more info on GETTING THE MOST OUT OF A BATTERY POWERED MEWP click the link below!

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£1 MILLION EXPANSION PROGRAMME FOR RAPID PLATFORMS

£1 MILLION EXPANSION PROGRAMME FOR RAPID PLATFORMS

£1 Million Expansion Programme for Rapid Platforms Rapid Platforms is investing over £1 million in new machines and is also recruiting four new employ...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PRE-USE INSPECTION AND FUNCTION CHECK

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRE-USE INSPECTION AND FUNCTION CHECK

Before an operator begins to use a MEWP, he should carry out a static pre-use inspection to ensure that it is structurally safe and has no faults that...

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SEVEN TIPS FOR SAFE WORKING AT HEIGHT

SEVEN TIPS FOR SAFE WORKING AT HEIGHT

1. Make sure the work is competently planned and supervised: Anyone who plans and supervises working at height must be trained and competent. The IPAF...

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WHAT HAPPENS ON AN IPAF OPERATOR COURSE?

WHAT HAPPENS ON AN IPAF OPERATOR COURSE?

If you've decided to book an IPAF course or you're about to go on one, this blog will give you an idea of what to expect. The IPAF Operator course is...

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BATTERY POWERED MEWPS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

BATTERY POWERED MEWPS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Most site breakdowns or down time on battery powered MEWPs are due to lack of maintenance or incorrect use by the hirer. However, a little care and ma...

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WORK AT HEIGHT ON GROUND THAT IS ROUGH AND UNEVEN

WORK AT HEIGHT ON GROUND THAT IS ROUGH AND UNEVEN

Let's suppose you need to work at height on ground that is rough and uneven – do you opt for a 4WD MEWP or a track mounted MEWP? Let's consider the pr...

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NEWEST RECRUIT MOVES FROM OZ TO THE UK

NEWEST RECRUIT MOVES FROM OZ TO THE UK

The latest person to be appointed by Rapid Platforms brings with him extensive industry experience gained from ‘down under’. Justin Riley, Rapid Plat...

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MEWPS: WHY AN EMERGENCY RESCUE PLAN IS VITAL

MEWPS: WHY AN EMERGENCY RESCUE PLAN IS VITAL

MEWPs: Why An Emergency Rescue Plan Is Vital Consider the possible consequences if you are working at height in a Mobile Elevating Work Platform and y...

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GROUND CONDITIONS: IMPORTANT POINTS TO CONSIDER

GROUND CONDITIONS: IMPORTANT POINTS TO CONSIDER

Before you consider operating a MEWP on ground that may not be familiar to you, bear in mind the following points: Always walk the intended MEWP rout...

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WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A MACHINE SERVICE PACKAGE

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A MACHINE SERVICE PACKAGE

Why You Should Consider A Machine Service Package For legal, safety and productivity reasons it’s vital that owners of powered access machines have th...

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Need help with choosing a boom lift?

Need help with choosing a boom lift?

Here at Rapid Platforms we have a large range of modern stick and articulated boom lifts with working heights from 10 to 43 metres. Stick Boom Lifts ...

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We provide accredited IPAF and PASMA  Working at Height Training

We provide accredited IPAF and PASMA Working at Height Training

If you're looking for training on your MEWP, Cherry Picker or Mobile Towers, then at Rapid Platforms, we can help with your working at height qualific...

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We are a fully accredited IPAF and PASMA Training Centre

We are a fully accredited IPAF and PASMA Training Centre

If you're looking for training on your MEWP, Cherry Picker or Mobile Towers, then at Rapid Platforms, we can help. IPAF Accredited Training We offer...

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Looking to Hire a Cherry Picker?

Looking to Hire a Cherry Picker?

Here at Rapid Platforms we have a modern and well maintained fleet of cherry pickers and access platforms including Scissors Lifts, Boom Lifts, Spider...

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Truck & Track Mounts - ready to use in minutes

Truck & Track Mounts - ready to use in minutes

Here at Rapid Platforms we provide a versatile range of truck and track mounted platforms which can be tailored to your specific needs. Why a Truck...

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NEW! Bumpa Hoists Now Available to Hire

NEW! Bumpa Hoists Now Available to Hire

Our new Bumpa Hoist Inclined Elevators are here to remove the time consuming and back breaking chore of loading heavy tiles to roof height. The Bumpa...

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SAFETY TIPS FOR USING INTERIOR ACCESS EQUIPMENT

SAFETY TIPS FOR USING INTERIOR ACCESS EQUIPMENT

Three questions to ask before choosing access equipment While our cherry pickers, hoists and truck-mounted access platforms are clearly designed for o...

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FIRST AID TRAINING: WHY SHOULD YOUR EMPLOYEES BE TRAINED?

FIRST AID TRAINING: WHY SHOULD YOUR EMPLOYEES BE TRAINED?

First aid training: why should your employees be trained? Having first-aid training can be beneficial for both personal reasons and work-related issue...

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GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH ACCESS EQUIPMENT

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH ACCESS EQUIPMENT

Grow your business with access equipment Do you own a small business that specialises in building maintenance, repairs or alteration? If you’ve been r...

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Documents

Employment Application Form.pdf

Employment Application Form.pdf

Catalogue

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IPAF Categories of MEWP.pdf

IPAF Categories of MEWP.pdf

Catalogue

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LOLER-Regulations-1998.pdf

LOLER-Regulations-1998.pdf

Catalogue

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PUWER 1998.pdf

PUWER 1998.pdf

Catalogue

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Simple Guide to PUWER 1998.pdf

Simple Guide to PUWER 1998.pdf

Catalogue

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PPE-Regulations-Short-Guide.pdf

PPE-Regulations-Short-Guide.pdf

Catalogue

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Account Application Form.pdf

Account Application Form.pdf

Catalogue

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CPA Terms & Conditions.pdf

CPA Terms & Conditions.pdf

Catalogue

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Products & Services Brochure.pdf

Products & Services Brochure.pdf

Catalogue

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Specification Brochure.pdf

Specification Brochure.pdf

Catalogue

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Cambridge Theatre Case Study

Cambridge Theatre Case Study

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Videos

This video shows the FS-290 spider access platform gaining access through tight single width doors in the narrowest access job possible! The machine, operated by a trained and experienced Rapid Platforms IPAF operator, is designed specifically for these specialist requirements and here you can see the FS-290 being used to its capacity.

http://www.rapidplatforms.co.uk/machines/fs-290-falcon-spider-lift
The FS-290 spider access platform is a narrow access machine available to hire from Rapid Platforms.

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Rapid Platforms

  • London Road
  • Spellbrook
  • Bishops Stortford
  • Hertfordshire
  • CM23 4AU

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