Rapid Platforms

London Road
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 4AU
United Kingdom

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Rapid Platforms is a leading aerial platform supplier, servicer and hire company offering a diverse range of work at height equipment for a variety of aerial tasks. Whether you want to purchase a new or used cherry picker, hire a scissor lift or have your access platform serviced by an experienced team of technicians, we can provide a solution that’s tailored to your needs. 
Our equipment - whether new or used, for hire or for sale – represents the very best the industry has to offer. For over 30 years, we’ve been providing high quality aerial platforms that deliver on all counts for performance, reliability, safety and efficiency, ensuring complete customer satisfaction. As well as equipment supply, we can offer professional servicing and maintenance, plus a range of training courses for platform operators and users.
Some of the vehicles in our fleet can be found in the sections below. To discover the full range, please visit Rapid Platforms online. 

Truck Mount Platforms - Visit our website

We offer a range of truck-mounted aerial platforms to cover a variety of applications, including: 
  • 45M WUMAG Truck Mounted Platform – Offers 45 metres working height on an 18T lorry chassis (32m version for 12T chassis also available). Available for hire with a trained IPAF MEWP operator.
  • 38M BRONTO Truck Mounted Platform – Offers 38 metres working height on an 18T lorry chassis. Available for hire with a trained IPAF MEWP operator.
  • 25M MULTITEL Truck Mount Platform – Offers 35 metres working height on an 18T lorry chassis. Can be set up to reach from a roadside (maximum outreach is 22m).

These are just some of the truck-mounted platforms currently available for purchase or hire. You can find out more by visiting Rapid Platforms online.

IPAF, PASMA and Ladder Association training centre - Visit our website

Rapid Platforms offers a number of accredited training courses for the safe and efficient use of aerial platform equipment. This includes cherry picker training on all categories of access platform at operator, demonstrator and instructor levels, plus a number of PASMA training courses to cover the use of mobile scaffold tower equipment.

  • IPAF Training Courses
  • PASMA Training Courses
  • Ladder Association Training Courses
  • Rapid Platforms Training Courses

Visit Rapid Platforms online for scheduled course dates and prices. 

Scissor Lifts - Visit our website

Scissor lifts provide access for a variety of aerial tasks. Our fleet includes, but is not limited to:
  • SkyJack 9250 Scissor Lift – A large, diesel powered lift with dual extending deck and a maximum height of 17.2 metres. Suitable for outdoor use only. Four-wheel drive makes it ideal for rough terrain.
  • Upright Lx50 Scissor Lift – A rough terrain, diesel powered scissor lift with a maximum working height of 17 metres.
  • Haulotte Compact 14 Scissor Lift – A large, electric lift with a maximum height of 14 metres. For internal use only.
  • JLG 3369 Scissor Lift – A large, bi-fuel powered access platform with a work height of just over 12 metres. Suitable for use on rough terrain. 

Boom Lifts - Visit our website

Our fleet of boom lifts includes:

  • The Nifty Lift HR21 4x4 – A 21 metre boom-lift access platform with three power options: bi-energy, hybrid or diesel. Provides a horizontal reach of 12.5 metres on a 6T chassis.
  • The Nifty Lift HR17N – A 17 metre, bi-fuel powered boom lift with excellent outreach. Suitable for indoor or outdoor work.
  • Genie Z45/25 J – A 15.9 metre (approx), bi-energy powered cherry picker suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Genie boom lifts can be driven from the work platform whilst elevated.
  • Haulotte Star 10 – A clean and compact 10 metre boom lift with non-marking tyres and a battery-powered lift mechanism.

Please visit Rapid Platforms online to discover the full range of boom lifts currently available for purchase or hire. 

Work Platforms - Visit our website

At Rapid Platforms we carry three fantastic and useful work platforms that can be used for a range of at height applications. Our TeleTower is made from fibreglass and can offer the user five different platform heights of up to 4 metres. The platform is light weight and easy to construct, taking less than three minutes. For work carried out near electrical hazards we have our non-conductive fibreglass TeleTower that provides seven work platform heights of up to 4 metres. Finally for internal and office work we have our ingenious DeskSurfer which is a platform that can be easily erected over a desk to allow work to be undertaken on ceilings and walls. 

Electric Hoist Hire - Visit our website

Rapid Platforms provides electrical hoists for transporting materials or passengers. Our range of hoists includes; Goods Lifts, Passenger Lifts, Scaffold Hoists, Gantry Hoists and Inclined Elevators. The hoists can be either wall mounted or attached scaffold and will lift up to 2,000kg to a height of 100 metres. Certain platforms are able to carry up to 5 people and for heavy and bulky loads, our double barrow lead platforms offer the perfect solution. Rapid Platforms electrical hoists can be bought or hired and our hire service includes both the installation and dismantling of the hoist. 



Registration Number: 02332469
VAT Number: GB370 4386 53
Registered at Companies House:3 January, 1989 (33 years and 4 months ago)
No of Employees: 21-50
Annual Turnover: n/a
Company Type:
  • Distributor
  • Service Providers
  • Manufacturers Representative

Opening Times

Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Brand & Trade Names

  • Bronto Global market leader in truck mounted hydraulic platforms.
  • CTE Italian based company established for 30 years providing innovative technical solutions.
  • Easy Lift Specialist in tracked spiders but also produce truck mounted and van mounted platforms.
  • Genie Equipment designed for reliability, easy operation, convenient service and uncompromising safety.
  • Haulotte Based in Telford, Haulotte are the largest European manufacturer in the access platform industry
  • Leonardo Specialists in self propelled and push-around work platforms
  • Multitel Fifty years of experience in the field of hydraulics applied to lifting and access equipment.
  • Niftylift Innovative Cherry Picker, Access Platform and Boom Lift Manufacturer specialising in ToughCage and Hybrid Technology.
  • Platform Basket Specialise in tracked spiders, self-propelled articulating and self-propelled telescopic booms.
  • Skyjack Skyjack produces a full line of self propelled scissor lifts with elevated work heights reaching to 56ft and boom lifts ranging from 45ft to 66ft
  • Skyking As well as producing its own solutions Skyking also have a UK distributor agreement with Wumag.
  • TCA Lift Inventor of the Falcon Spider Atrium Access Lifts
  • Teupen Teupen offers its lift technology as a modular product on rubber track, truck or trailer chassis.
  • Wumag Wumag Palfinger are major suppliers of Jumbo class access platforms.

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