10 benefits to hiring work at height equipment from HLS

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10 benefits to hiring work at height equipment from HLS
Laura Hemsley

By Laura Hemsley
On Jun 25, 2020

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Our experienced work at height consultants will always give you excellent advice on the right equipment for the job. A question that we often get asked by new customers is “why would I hire equipment rather than just leasing it or buying it outright?” To fully answer this question our experienced hire team has put together a list of the top 10 benefits of hiring work at height equipment. 

  1. Cost effective:
    Renting provides you with flexibility with equipment selection, duration of hire and perhaps testing equipment you are considering purchasing. Renting equipment can be a better financial decision as it requires minimal upfront investment which can free up capital to be invested elsewhere. This is particularly important if you are completing a specific task or project. You also save on labour costs and don't have to worry about things like registration or depreciation. Costs are also fixed so you won’t be hit with unexpected repair costs.  
  2. Low /no maintenance:
    By hiring directly from HLS, the cost of asset management and equipment maintenance is managed by us. This means you don’t need to invest in equipment repairs or planned maintenance. You are safe in the knowledge that the equipment you're hiring has been cleaned, serviced and tested to ensure they are fully compliant with LOLER & PUWER legislation. 
  3. Equipment resale:
    If you hire equipment you obviously do not have to worry about selling equipment when it is no longer useful to you. The hassle that is associated with this process, using auction sites or similar, often results in a low return on investment. 
  4. It's fast:
    You're given access to a broad range of the latest equipment, which is available to you almost immediately. We can deliver equipment nationally often within a couple of working days depending on your specific requirements. 
  5. It can increase productivity:
    In most jobs, time is money and using the right specialist equipment for the task will save money by improving speed and efficiency. Hiring the right equipment is both convenient and safe and will reduce time spent on completing the task at hand. For example, hiring a PAV Lift such as Hugo Lift instead of using steps, ladders or a scaffold tower means less staff to operate them, which saves on labour costs as less staff are required to complete tasks, minimal restriction to how long user works from the platform and less set-up time when moving from one area to another. Lastly, the user has both hands free to carry out the task. 
  6. Allows you to meet temporary demands:
    Even if you already have equipment on your site, when you enter a period of peak demand or your existing equipment needs repair, you could find yourself needing additional equipment to keep up with the increased workload. The sensible thing to do in this case is to hire equipment in if it's only needed for relatively short periods of time.
  7. Gives you a chance to try out equipment before purchasing:
    Hiring equipment that you are considering buying is the perfect way to trial without any obligation to purchase. 
  8. It’s flexible:
    With no long term commitment, you have ultimate flexibility, especially if you are not sure exactly how long you may need the equipment for. 
  9. Special projects team:
    Our hire team can help you deal with more complex requests which may require operators, banksmen, or local authority permits. 
  10. Operators:
    If you don’t have the trained staff to operate the equipment you require you can also hire operators. At HLS, all our operators have the necessary IPAF training to operate various types of MEWPs including scissor lifts, boom lifts and tracked access platforms
Why hire with HLS? 

Our mission is to provide a reliable and excellent customer service, and most importantly it’s about a true partnership with our clients. 

Quality equipment: HLS offers a wide range of the most up-to-date equipment to customers across the UK. All equipment is thoroughly inspected after every hire contract and issued with the relevant certification. After a contract is complete, the equipment is repaired, refurbished, cleaned and repainted to ensure the equipment is safe and optimised for performance.


First class delivery: Our equipment is delivered to site both quickly and securely, ensuring that we meet your safety and scheduling requirements. 

Competitive rates: We pride ourselves on providing equipment at competitive daily, weekly hire and delivery rates. We may not always be the cheapest, but we know that our equipment is always right for the job safe to use and provides excellent value.

In Summary 

Hiring work at height equipment can be extremely cost efficient for many companies, in some cases improving cash flow and reducing the need for ongoing equipment maintenance and asset management whilst increasing productivity. 

How HLS can help

Throughout the lockdown, we have been keeping our customers who provide essential services in health care, medical research, manufacturing and FM operational, safe, productive and fully compliant whilst taking preventative measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

We have been able to adapt quickly and have worked hard to overcome the challenges of social distancing and additional hygiene requirements to provide essential maintenance and compulsory LOLER services to our customer’s buildings and sites. 

Our team is ready to help any business or organisation seeking advice on how to prepare to re-open effectively. To speak to one of our hire specialists call 0113 287 8446  or email hello@hls.co


Download the HLS Working at Height Expert Guide

As part of our commitment to work at height safety this guide is designed to provide guidance and advice on how to minimise risk and ensure compliance.


Laura Hemsley

By Laura Hemsley
On Jun 25, 2020

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