Scissor Lift Hire

Scissor Lift

Scissor lifts are a versatile type of aerial work platform that can be used for a variety of tasks. 

They are typically used to elevate people or materials and can be either man-powered or motorised. Scissor lifts are often used in construction sites, warehouses, and factories.

Types of scissor lift:

Diesel Scissor Lift

Designed to tackle the most difficult of tasks.

Electric Scissor Lift

Powered completely by electric motors.

Which Scissor Lift To Hire

A scissor lift is a type of aerial work platform that is used to vertically raise and lower workers and equipment.

When choosing the right scissor lift for your needs, there are a few factors you need to consider:

Still unsure? Our team can help you select the right lift for your project, contact us on 0800 085 3709.

Scissor Lift Hire With APL

At Aerial Platforms Ltd, we have two main divisions that all of our scissor lifts fall under. These are: The APL fleet is sourced from the biggest manufacturers of access equipment in the world. Working with companies such as JLG, JCB, Skyjack, Niftylift, and many more. Working with industry-leading names has allowed us to garner one of the highest quality fleets. We offer diesel scissor lifts and electric scissor lifts both offering different benefits depending on your project.

Diesel Scissor Lifts

Diesel powered scissor lifts are strong, can handle heavy loads and offer more power than an electric scissor lift.

Diesel scissor lifts are mostly used when the terrain is uneven or increased stability is required. The perfect choice for those working outdoors, on farms or construction sites.

The benefits:

Electric Scissor Lifts

Electric scissor lifts offer a quieter work space with zero emissions.

If you need to use an scissor lift indoors or in a densely populated area, an electric scissor lift is the best machine for the job.

There is an increasing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly work environments, this making our electric lifts a very popular choice.

The benefits:

Super Scissor Fleet

Ranging from 18m-34m, our super scissors are some of the most powerful on the market.

Our Super Fleet includes both electric and diesel powered scissor lifts.

Due to their nature, machines in our Super Fleet are in high demand.


When it comes to choosing the right scissor lift, there are a few key factors you’ll need to consider.

• What kinds of materials will you be lifting?
• How high will you need to lift them?
• How much weight will you be lifting?

Answering these questions will help you narrow down your choices and find the scissor lift that’s right for you.

Still unsure? Contact us on 0800 085 3709.

First, be sure to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use, be sure to wear proper safety gear when using a scissor lift, including a hard hat, safety glasses, and sturdy work gloves.

When operating a scissor lift, be sure to keep the load evenly balanced to avoid tipping. Also, be cautious when moving the lift around, as sudden stops or turns can cause the load to shift and potentially tip over the lift.

Always lower the lift slowly and carefully to avoid jarring the load and causing it to shift or fall. When not in use, be sure to properly secure the lift to prevent accidental activation.

By following these simple tips, you can help ensure safe and efficient operation of your scissor lift.

In the UK, you do need a license for using a scissor lift. This is due to the potential risks when working at height using a scissor lift, for you and others.

The HSE States:

Training and certification
It is the employers responsibility to ensure that all MEWP operators have been adequately trained.

Although specific courses are not a strict legal requirement, there are recognised schemes available. Once the training and assessment has been successfully completed, the operator is given a training certificate or card, which clearly identifies the operator and lists the categories of MEWP they are trained to operate. This document can be updated as the operator undergoes further training on different types/ sizes of MEWP. You should check the expiry date of the training certificate or card.


If you’re an existing customer of APL Aerial Platforms Ltd, then please note our bank details have changed and you should have received an email confirming this.

If you are still unsure, please do not hesitate to call our Accounts Department on 01942 553 323 / 0800 085 3709.

Thanks, APL!