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A Beginners Guide to MEWPs

If you are working on a project that requires you to access heights, you might have considered hiring a MEWP to help. It can be very difficult to access heights without a MEWP safely, and under the right health and safety laws, and can potentially put you and your colleagues in danger if attempted. If you are new to using MEWPs, it can be tricky to know which type is suitable for your job and will help you to complete your task in the easiest way possible. 

Here at Cherry Picker, we have put together this short post, explaining everything you need to know about MEWPs so that you can understand them and choose the right one for your project. Cherry Picker is Ireland’s leading supplier of access platform machinery, covering sales, hire and servicing. We have a large range of MEWPs to choose from, including scissor lifts, hoists, aerial platforms and much more – all at affordable prices. 

What is a MEWP? 

A MEWP – mobile elevating work platform – is a type of machine that is used to safely raise and move people to work positions where they can carry out tasks or jobs at a given height. MEWPs can be used for a range of purposes, and they make it safe for workers to carry out work at dangerous heights where otherwise it would be impossible to reach these heights.

What Industries Use MEWPs?

MEWPs are used in a wide range of industries, and can be used by any workers who need to work at heights. Some of the industries that use MEWPs include construction, manufacturing and engineering, industrial, mechanical, facilities management, and electrical. They can be used to access overhead cables, work on tall buildings, fit or clean windows, put up signs, install pipework and much more. They are much safer than using step ladders, and provide workers with the safety and stability that is needed at heights. 

What Different Types Of MEWPs are Available?

MEWPs come in a range of shapes and sizes, to suit different needs and it’s important to choose the right type of MEWP for your project. Some of the most commonly used types of MEWPs include scissor lifts, boom lifts, and vertical mast lifts. When it comes to choosing the right MEWP, some of the factors to consider include how high you need to go, how far you need to reach, how much weight you need to lift, the terrain you will be on, and how much you need to be able to turn and or rotate.

Find the Right MEWP For Your Project at Cherry Picker 

If you are in need of a MEWP for a project that you’re going to be working on at a height, then why not hire or purchase a MEWP from Cherry Picker today? 

We offer a wide range of MEWPs to choose from; to suit each and every budget and project requirements. Our expert team has been providing standard and bespoke MEWPs to the food, construction, and pharmaceutical sectors as well as many more since 1994 – putting us in the ideal place to provide you with the right MEWP for your project. 

A Range of MEWPS Available

Choose between scissor lifts, articulated booms, telescopic booms, self-drive lifts, hire material lifts, push-around lifts, material lifts and many more that are available for both hire or sale. We have both new and used MEWPs for sale. To hire a MEWP for either a short or long-term basis, you can do so by taking a look at all of our hire options. 

We offer MEWPs for daily or weekly rental, or long-term hire if that is what you are looking for. We also provide a delivery and collection service for all of our hired access platforms. All of our MEWPs are priced affordably for both hire and sale, offering you fantastic value for money.

Contact Cherry Picker Today

If you’d like to either hire or purchase a MEWP for a project, then contact the team at Cherry Picker today. Just fill out our online contact form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your MEWP requirements. 

You can also reach us by giving us a call on +353 1 835 4788 (hire) or 0818 228 229 (sales), or by sending us an email to Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, our team is always happy to help and answer any questions that you might have.