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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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APL Assist in the Construction of New Dealership

[ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end][/ezcol_1half_end] Two of our diesel booms – the 450AJ and 660SJ working in tandem, fitted with Skyguard to assist the operators. Should you require a quotation on your next project then please call freephone 0800 085 3709

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Reaching the Highest of Jobs!

Articulating Booms up to 43m available for hire! We’ve recently added another Genie Z135/70 to our fleet of Super Booms! This machine is able to reach heights of over 41m and extend out over 21m! The Z135 offers excellent stability even at full reach and its telescopic articulating jib offers superb flexibility. We have a […]

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Ready to Hit the Road!

  After a long wait we have finally taken delivery of our brand new Volvo FM420 8×2 chassis accompanied with an amazing beavertail body from PPS. The brand new vehicle boasts some amazing features which will help us continue to be as safe as possible while loading, unloading and delivering machines to our customers!

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Download our New Training Course Brochure Now

We have now released our brand new training course brochure packed full of info on all the courses we run at APL Training including the IPAF and PASMA courses we run daily! The printed brochure is also available in digital format here and aims to serve as an easy to use, go-to guide for all your training requirements. The brochure […]

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APL proud to have 1 of 5 female IPAF instructors in UK

Did you know there are only 5 female IPAF instructors in the whole of the UK! Yes only 5! APL are proud to house one of those five instructors and in an industry predominately comprised of men, we think that’s something to shout about! That’s why can offer female only IPAF Training courses if you have a […]

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APL Supply JLG Booms to Manchester

APL were on hand once again to supply a number of articulated booms to a job in Manchester. The 7.62m horizontal outreach of the 450AJ meant it was a great suited machine for the job!

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Testing out the Snorkel SL30SL

We’re currently testing out Snorkel’s SL30SL down at the APL depot, pushing it to its limits to see what it is capable of. Some of the unique selling points this machine boasts is being able to climb gradients of up to 50% and auto-level without the need for outriggers like many other machines require!   Standard […]

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Working at Height Checklist

What height will you need to reach? Make sure to measure the height you will need to reach before hand. It is worth baring in mind when selecting a mewp that the working height is 2m above the platform height of the machine. For boom type lifts make sure to check the working envelopes in […]

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APL assist in the run up to the Grand National

APL were on hand to supply a Manitou 280TJ to help with the installation of signage for the Grand National Festival! Should you require this machine or one similar then give us a call freephone on 0800 085 3709 or visit our website at www.aerialplatforms.co.uk

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APL Attend Demo Day at UE

  APL were invited to attend a demo day at Utility Equipment, Trafford Park to look at their re-rent fleet, truck mounts and spare parts division. Scott McCall, M.D and Owner previewed his new line of joysticks for all manufacturer’s machines.  

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APL Invest in the first JCB Electric Scissor Range!

    To support our continued growth, a new range of JCB Electric Scissors were purchased for delivery in March MY17 from local dealer JCB Gunn Altrincham.

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APL provide a number of machines to Aston Martin

Helping finish the local Aston Martin dealership for Stratstone in Wilmslow. APL provided a range of machines for the completion of the project. Internals were a particular challenge due to weight restrictions however the new range of JLG Power Towers performed excellently for the internals!

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IPAF Rental+ goes for SSIP

Members of the IPAF Rental+ Committee have agreed on new requirements which will now be submitted for the UK’s Safety Systems in Procurement (SSIP) accreditation. “The current IPAF Rental+ requirements are being extended, for instance, to cover risk assessment, incident management environmental aspects,” said Lynn Price, IPAF audit and Quality Control Manager. “With additional points […]

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APL Sponsor Boxing Night

APL recently enjoyed a sponsored night and joint venture with BSS with several tables of guests who all had a great night with Bridgewater Boxing Club at Salford – Winning all bouts that were presented on the night!  

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APL Pass With Flying Colours!

  Today is a great day as we are pleased to announce that APL and the team have now passed all 3 ISO accreditations – 9001, 14001 and 18001 for the second year running! And due to how diligently the processes had been run we were recommended to upgrade all our ISO accreditations to the […]

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APL invest in 6 brand new JLG 530LRTs

This month APL have invested in 6 brand new JLG 530 LRT Megadecks! This machine boasts an impressive working height of 18.15M and a platform capacity of 680.39KG! Key Features Optimized power train for fuel efficiency Standard 4 ft deck extension provides more space for people and materials Standard oscillating axle for enhanced terrainability If […]

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Choosing the best platform for your job

You’ve probably heard various names for access equipment such as Machine Elevated Work Platform, Aerial Work Platform or even Static Work Platforms.  Whatever the name may be, they all mean the same thing and understanding them at the source is important in being able to know which machine is right for you. The Breakdown As mentioned before, […]

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Use MEWPs safely in tree care

Introduction Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), are a popular tool in the arboriculture and tree care industry. IPAF has published safety tips for the use of MEWPs in tree cutting to ensure that operators work safely at height. Statistics from IPAF’s accident reporting project show that approximately one […]

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When has a bit of rain ever hurt? 😊

It wasn’t the brightest of days this Saturday and most of us were probably in bed, but the dedicated team at APL were hard at work loading our lorry for a same day delivery!! Should you require any same day deliveries, please call freephone 0800 085 3709, whatever the weather! 😊

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Vortok Sale Bonanza!

Don’t miss out on this fantastic offer!! Be safe this September with Vortok Railing from only £2.50 per metre hire or£55 per metre purchase. We deliver nationally so don’t hesitate to ask! Call our freephone number today on 0800 085 3709 for a quote on this fantastic September Saving!

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APL Purchase 6 New Transits Courtesy of Utility Equipment!

APL have recently put x6 new Ford Transit Custom service vans on the road, supplied by Utility Equipment of Trafford Park, Manchester through their URG partnership. These high specification vans include Edstrom racking / work bench, non-slip flooring, LED lighting and reversing aids to ensure the most safe and organised practices on site. The pictured van is […]

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New Finance Manager signs with Manitou

Taking APL to new heights Our new Finance Manager here at APL, David Rimmer has just signed a deal with Manitou ordering further machines to enhance our ever growing fleet. Series models are the 280TJ, 200ATJ and the 160ATJ+ boasting some amazing USP’s which were too hard beat from similar models comparisons in other manufactured ranges, such as […]

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Successful machine drop at GallifordTry!

APL was asked to provide two machines to help in the construction of a link bridge in Manchester. Thankfully we knew just the two machines for the job, the 160ATJ and the 450AJ! Reaching heights of nearly 16m, I have no doubt they will perform superbly and have no trouble in completing the task at hand! […]

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The Road to Success- APL awarded FORS Bronze award yet again!

  We did it before and we’ve done it again! At APL we’re all about striving to be the best and we really wanted to reflect that when it came to the road and the environment and for that reason we are pleased to announce that we have passed our FORS Bronze accreditation for yet another […]

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APL provide 800AJ for tank and paint inspections

    APL provide a solution to inspect and paint 12 large tanks over a period of 12 months! If you have any industrial or commercial requirements similar to the above then don’t hesitate to call our freephone number on 0800 085 0309

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TJ28 At work where outreach is a must!

Another APL machine brought in for tank maintenance and outreach a prerequisite. Call APL freephone 0800 0853709 to hire the latest 28m Manitou.

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APL’s New Vehicle in Switzerland

Another platform delivered by our new Land Rover Defender delivering a new Nifty Trailer Mount 90 in Switzerland.

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Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air at APL, as the days become longer it gives you the ideal chance to work outside and at height. Please contact us should you require any MEWP’s for your external work. We offer a range of equipment for all applications and heights. We even offer next day delivery should you […]

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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.