Products for safe and efficient working at height

HLS is a specialist provider of access platforms and other solutions for safe and compliant working at height – available new and used for sale, and for incorporated business also on short-term hire and long-term lease.

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Push-around vertical lifts (PAVs)

Looking for a push-around lift for safe and compliant working at height? HLS offers a full range of push lifts – including personnel lifts, vertical mast lifts and push-around scissor lifts – from some of the world’s best-known and most innovative brands.

Push-around vertical lifts – commonly referred to as personnel lifts, PAVs, man-lifts – are working at height solutions that offer supreme simplicity and ease of use for straight up access. Push-arounds are ideal if you need something simple, if you’re restricted by narrow doorways or floor loadings, if you’re operating the equipment in a public access environment, or you’re just looking for an alternative to steps and ladders.

(Can’t see what you’re looking for? If you need up and out to reach over something take a look at our booms, or if you want a machine that can drive, see our scissorsor vertical lifts.)


What are the different types of PAV platform?

Push around scissor lift (PAV)

Push-around scissor lifts

Ideal for simple tasks such as periodic maintenance of lighting, HVAC, or other overhead services, a push-around scissor is a platform raised by a traditional scissor pack, the elevation is powered by a battery pack, but the machine is moved from one work area to another by the operator pushing it.

These platforms are commonly used in facilities maintenance work, in HVAC installation and maintenance, and in warehouses.

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Hugo PAV vertical mast lift in a library

Vertical mast lifts

These platforms can be good for areas where floor loading is an issue, as they are often lighter than their scissor-lift cousins. They’re also often smaller, so they work well in small spaces, or where storage space is at a premium. Elevation is again powered by a battery pack, but the platform is lifted by a series of nesting mast sections.

These platforms are commonly used in facilities, retail, warehouses, libraries and archive stores.

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Push around platform non-powered (PAV)

Non-powered lifts

These platforms often weigh even less that the vertical mast lifts, and because they have no battery pack at all they can be good for applications where access to mains power for charging is restricted. There are a huge variety of non-powered platforms, which are elevated in numerous different ways, what they share though is that they provide vertical lift and are entirely powered by the operator - ideal in situations where a power source is not readily available.

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Genie AWP personnel lift (PAV)

Personnel lifts

Personnel lift is a generic term that can refer to any push-around platform, but is also used to describe small self-propelled platforms

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I need a push-around platform, how can I get one?

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PAVs for sale, hire and lease

Whether you need a vertical lift push-around machine for a few months or a lifetime, HLS can help. We offer a full range of B2B  finance options on our platforms, including long-term lease, hire purchase and contract hire, as well as the option to buy outright.

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