Choosing the right equipment for working at height is critical in order to complete the job safely and effectively. From simple ladders to cherry pickers, access platforms and scissor lifts, there is a wide range of options to choose from.
In a commercial setting, working at height is governed by the 2005 Work At Height Regulations which stipulate that all work must be planned, supervised and carried out by competent operators. Factors determining the right choice of equipment include the nature of the task to be carried out, the height you need to reach, site access and space restrictions, floor terrain and weight limits and nearby objects that could cause an obstruction.
Originally used for picking fruit from orchards, cherry pickers are a popular type of mobile elevating work platform (MWEP). They provide the height required as well as horizontal reach, making them the perfect choice of high access equipment in situations where ladders or scissor lifts just won’t do. Cherry pickers can move around with ease, accessing different parts of a building with maximum flexibility and without the need for static scaffolding.
At MC Property Maintenance, we have a fleet of cherry pickers available for hire, that can be used in a wide range of industries and for many applications. Here are some of the most common cherry picker uses:
- External building maintenance & repair
- Painting & decorating
- Window cleaning
- Roof & gutter work
- Lighting maintenance
- Telephone and electricity mast installations
- Event signage and decorations
- Tree maintenance and tree surgery
- Film & TV production
- Festivals & sporting events
- Commercial building surveys
- Emergency rescue services
Once you have decided that a cherry picker is the best type of high access equipment for the job, your next task is to choose the right model.
At MC Property Management, our fleet provides an extensive choice of high access platforms, including self-drive truck mounted, trailer-mounted and narrow tracked spider lifts. Our truck mounted Palfinger 480 (shown above) for instance can reach up to 48 metres, with an outreach of 31 metres. We also have operated cherry pickers and spider cherry pickers available for hire.
Take a look at our cherry picker hire fleet, along with our handy comparison table here, and get in touch to discuss your needs, our prices, availability and delivery options with our friendly, expert team.