Choosing the Right Machine

  • 1. Is the job inside?
  • • Electrical Powered Machines, are best as there are no emissions - ensure you have a transformer and power lead if you want to work inside, as these machines are Diesel/Electric
  • • What is the flooring, will it get damaged with the weight of the machine?
  • • How wide are the doors, do not assume you can use the most obvious point of entry as there may be H&S events preventing you from using certain entrances.

  • 2. Is the job outside?
  • • What are the ground conditions like, will the machine be on hard or soft standing,
  • • Does it need to travel over soft ground to get to hard standing?
  • • Is the machine required to work on an incline or go up a ramp?

  • 3. What height do I need to achieve?
  • • All measurements quoted are from ground level to the maximum height the machine can achieve.

  • 4. What do I want the machine to achieve?
  • • To Go Straight Up – a Scissor Lift
  • • To go Straight Out – A Boom
  • • To go Up & Over – We stock a wide range of Articulated Booms
  • • To go to Multiple locations - A Truck mounted machine may be best option
  • • Soft or Uneven Ground – Tracked, Outrigger
  • • Narrow Access – A tracked Spider can go through a single door

  • 5. What outreach do I need to achieve?
  • • The outreach of the machine is measure from the centre of the turret

  • 6. Operating the Machine? A question many individuals ask “Can I operate the machine myself?”
  • • You require an IPAF Powered Access Licence to operate the machines
  • • 1b for Truck Mounted & Tracked Machines
  • • 3a for Scissor Lifts
  • • 3b for Self Propelled Booms

  • 7. Self-Drive?
  • • Machines are available from 18m to 26m, you require a UK Driving Licence to drive.

  • 8. Do you require a Permit to carry out works?
  • • If you work on the highway you may require a Permit to Work, Road closure or a Parking Suspension, contact traffic@orionaccess.co.uk for assistance

  • 9. Do you require Traffic Management?
  • We hire a range of Services:
  • • Barriers, Cones, Signage, Temporary Traffic Lights, Pedestrian Light Systems, Road Closures, Stop & Go System, Temporary Trackway & Ground Protection

  • 10. Have you got Insurance?
  • • You require Hired in Plant Insurance to hire a machine
  • • You require Road Risk Insurance if you hire our Self-Drive machines on the road

  • 11. Still not sure which machine you require: -
  • • Check out our website at www.orionaccess.co.uk or alternatively email our Hire Desk on hiredesk@orionaccess.co.uk or call 0800 328 0350