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APL Sponsor Staff in Greater Manchester Marathon

On the 7th April 2019, one of our Senior Engineers, Marcus Landrum took part in the Greater Manchester Marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and thanks to the support of friends, family and APL colleagues, managed to raise over £1000 for this fantastic cause. Marcus not only completed the 40km marathon but also completed […]

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APL Invest In Further JLG And Skyjack Booms

You asked and we delivered! Check out our brand new SJ85AJ articulated boom safely loaded and on its way to the first of many hires! With a working height of just under 28m and an outreach of over 17m, the SJ85AJ promises to be a very versatile machine for a number of different applications! To […]

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Good Things Come In Threes

Due to our continued growth this year, we have recently increased our fleet of delivery vehicles by investing in further Volvo 540’s and Montracon trailers! All equipped with the latest safety features and telematics software making them an all-round winner. Check out one of our brand new units heading out of APL HQ, packed with […]

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Director, Dave Rimmer takes the keys to his new Discovery Commercial

  This weekend, MD, Jason Seddon and Commercial Finance Director, Dave Rimmer had the pleasure of heading down to the guys over at Urban Automotive to pickup a brand new Land Rover Discovery Commercial. Check out this short video we made of Dave unveiling his brand new Discovery Commercial capturing the smile on his face […]

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APL Take Delivery Of The First And Only JLG H800AJ In The Country To Date

The new machines keep on coming here at APL as we have just investment in a brand new JLG H800AJ Hybrid Boom Lift. Not only are we the very first access company in the UK to run this tier 4, eco-friendly machine but this is also the ONLY one of its kind in the country […]

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APL Place Million Pound Order With Holland Lift

  February has seen APL take delivery of the first of many Holland Lifts for 2019, all part of a million pound investment just on Holland Lift! The first to arrive is the HL-275 D27 with the second due to be delivered in June. The million pound investment has also seen APL purchase 2x HL-340 […]

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On The Road And Rolling From 4am!

January has been a very busy month for us here at APL, especially with the move over to our brand new 15,000sq ft premises, but our operations have carried on as usual and have seen our HGV drivers travelling far and wide across the country delivering all types of machines to our valued customers! It […]

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APL’s 15,000Sq ft Depot Nears Completion

Aerial Platforms prepares to take the keys to their bespoke new HQ in the midst of their most successful year to date. Due to the rapid growth of the SME over the last 10 years, Aerial Platforms Ltd have recently signed for the creation of a brand new bespoke 15,000Sq ft depot located just off […]

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MacMillan Coffee Morning is a great success!

Our APL MacMillan Coffee Morning has got off to a great start this morning and the whole office are enjoying the cakes. Thanks to everyone who has been baking away and donating this morning as it is all for a great cause!

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APL Supply 2x Z135/70 Super Booms to Manchester

APL were recently on hand to supply two Z-135/70 43m Super Booms to a new site in Manchester. Our customer needed two reliable diesel cherry pickers that were able to reach over 40m whilst also having the ability to reach up and over 23m. After completing a full on-site survey for the customer it was […]

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Platform Hire for Shop Fit Outs

When working in the internal fit out sector, mast boom lifts are a perfect working at height solution and offer a number of benefits in comparison to other forms of access. We understand that in order for your job to run as smoothly as possible, you need reliable, good quality machines that can keep up […]

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Z135 spotted helping out in Manchester City Centre

One of our Z135/70 Super Booms spotted buzzing about Manchester City over the weekend! Get in touch to hire yours today, delivered nationally on freephone 0800 085 3709

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Why Low Level Access May Be The Better Choice Compared To Traditional Scaffold Towers

Have you ever considered using Low Level Access as opposed to traditional scaffolding towers? They’re usually overlooked by many but they often end up being a much cheaper and more practical solution to working at low heights for the customer. One of the biggest benefits to using low level access is having the ability to […]

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Work at height: MPs’ chair Alison Thewliss on her inquiry’s aims

Alison Thewliss is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height. She explains to CM how the group’s inquiry aims to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities which occur in the sector. In the past year alone, 25 families have been devastated by the loss of loved ones as a result of […]

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APL supply powered access to the Media Industry

We’re often asked to supply powered access equipment to the Media Industry to assist production crews with various tasks such as lighting, rigging and lifting camera operators to higher vantage points to get the perfect shots. Because of their ease of use and speed, MEWPs are often the best solution for Media crews. We were […]

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APL deliver the first of many MEWPs to our new depot!

We’ve just completed what will be the first of many MEWP deliveries to our brand new depot today and it’s excitement all round here at APL as we watch the build take place over the following months! Check out what machines were the first to touch down at our new 15,000sq ft site below..

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Benefits of opening an account with APL

Receive expert advice whenever you need it thanks to our helpful live chat facility. Click on the blue message icon in the bottom corner to send us a message!   Benefit from weekly ‘What’s Out Where’ reports keeping you in the loop with exactly what you have on hire every step of the way.   […]

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Aerial Platforms Ltd Product Guide

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APL reaps the benefits of Insphire Mobile

Commercial/Financial Director, David Rimmer was recently featured in the Construction Plant News magazine in an article about Insphire Mobile and the benefits it brings to APL. Find out what he had to say about how Insphire Mobile has helped improve our daily operations here

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Working Safely with MEWPs in Cold Weather

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms still remain one of the safest methods of working at height however with the icy mornings fast approaching, it is especially important to take the necessary precautions to ensure everything runs smoothly on site. Whilst your operators might be IPAF trained, they may never have operated Powered Access equipment in icy […]

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IPAF to launch consultation on virtual reality and platform simulators

[ezcol_2third] A global consultation is to be launched by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to establish the possibilities for powered access training and safety guidance afforded by new technology such as virtual reality and platform simulators. VR is now a reality and IPAF’s worldwide network of almost 700 approved training centres are looking for […]

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APL help with Monton community bee mural!

Recently APL were lucky enough to be able to help in the creation of this Manchester bee mural commissioned by @beestrongmcr by supplying one of our Skyjack 6826 diesel scissors to give artist @qubekmanchester, easy access to the big brick canvas! The mural was commissioned in memory of the Manchester attacks that happened on the […]

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World Mental Health Day 2017

Why is mental health in the workplace important? A serious concern is ‘presenteeism’, whereby employees continue working while they’re ill because they are afraid to take time off, leading to lower productivity. Even despite this, poor mental health is responsible for more than 70million lost working days each year. A negative working environment can lead […]

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Day 5 of the 504 mile Charity Cycle

We’ve officially done it! 504 miles completed in just 5 days – all for two great charities! Big well done to everyone at APL for their hard work and persistence and to everyone that donated! Celebrations in the office this afternoon were in order! If you would still like to donate you can do so […]

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Day 4 of our Charity Cycle – The finish line is close!

After a rocky start caused by the bike failing, APL continue on their 504 mile charity cycle and end Thursday with just 29 miles to go!! If you would like to donate to either charities we are raising money for – Cancer Research UK and The Alzheimer’s Society then you can do so here: https://buff.ly/2y3uObX

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Day 3 of the 504 Mile Charity Cycle

Happy Hump Day! Just 158 more miles to go on our 504 mile charity cycle! All of the team have really been smashing it these past few days!!

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Day 2 of our Charity Cycle

Day 2 of our charity bike ride is now over and we’ve managed to cycle a massive 224 miles in total! We’re pushing to do even better tomorrow and to have as much fun while doing it raising money for two amazing charities! If you would like to donate to either charity you can do so here: […]

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APL Charity Cycle Gets Off To A Good Start!

Day 1 of our charity cycle is nearly at an end and all of the APL Team have done a great job in smashing their daily target of 100 Miles! The team were in bright and early at 7am and on the bikes almost straight away! We got off to a good start and with […]

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Become a Safer Operator with our Pre-Use Inspection Checklist

  [ezcol_2third] Did you know that it is your legal responsibility, as the operator, to make sure that the MEWP you will be using is in good working order, well maintained and inspected by a competent person to ensure the machine is safe to use. (PUWER 1998) Pre-Use Inspections are key when operating a machine […]

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COVID – 19

Here at APL/APC we are committed to safety and are actively doing our part to reduce the chances of COVID-19 spreading. Whilst we employ a number of these practices anyway, we are taking extra care that all of our staff follow them.

Upon returning to our HQ, each machine is thoroughly cleaned with G101 multi purpose cleaner and extra attention is taken on high risk areas of the machine such as keypads and control boxes using special Biocidal cleaner.

All of our drivers have been given special disinfectant wipes and cleaning supplies to keep their trucks clean and reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

We are also disinfecting our offices daily and have adopted many safeguarding techniques including keeping a 2m distance between any two people at one time.