Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains all the most frequently asked questions:

It’s your employer’s legal obligation to ensure that the operator of powered access equipment is trained. This is detailed within the follows Regulations:

 HSWA – The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)

LOLER – The Lift Operating & Lifting Equipment Regulations (1998)

PUWER – The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998)

MHSWR – The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations (1999)

WAHR – The Working at Height Regulations (2005)

We offer a wide variety of working at height training. Take a look on our training page.

Absolutely! You will have the option to add this to your hire request online. Or, when you call us, just ask. We have them ready and waiting. Remember, we provide IPAF harness training at several training centres across the country.

We care about your safety. It’s not a legal requirement to use a harness, however we would strongly recommend it! The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) and IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation) advises that a full body harness and adjustable lanyard are utilised, adjusted as short as possible to provide work restraint, particularly when working from a boom lift.

X-Hire can support you with your hire needs across the UK, regardless of where the site is located. We have strategically located depots situated throughout the UK with wide-reaching delivery zones. In instances where you fall outside our reach, our X-Hire Connect business means we can still source what you need via our handpicked list of reputable suppliers in your area.

We understand that things can change. The X-Hire team are ready to support you with your ever-changing needs. Simply give us a call us on 0330 100 2833.

Our aim is to always provide what you need at the best possible price. The daily cost will naturally decrease the longer you hire for. That said, our one-day rates still represent excellent value for money.

We’re ready when you are. Next month, next week, next day*! With more notice, we are naturally able to offer better rates, as our fleet/products can be moved around more efficiently across our depots to meet your needs. 

*We endeavour to supply what you need as quickly as possible (sometimes we can even deliver the same day!) however this can vary depending on availability. If your hire need is super urgent, we suggest giving us a call on 0330 100 2833 – we’ll work tirelessly to help.

There are several efficient ways for us to secure the kit you need for the job!

Submit a hire request online which will go directly to the inbox of the X-Hire team. For powered access or tower, we recommend you using the selector tool on the home page. You can easily add products to your basket by selecting the dates you require them for and clicking the ‘Hire Now’ button on any product page. When you are done, click on the basket icon at the top right of the page and provide a few essential details. Then submit the request! Our online hire inbox is monitored all day, every day. We will respond with your quotation as quickly as possible.

Call us. We love doing business over the phone – 0330 100 2833

Send an email. If what you require is bespoke, complex or if you simply want to detail your requirements in your own way, we’re constantly monitoring

You don’t need an account to submit a hire request to us. However, once you are happy with our quotation, we will get you set up on our system in speedy fashion! Fill in this simple form and submit this online or email directly to

Putting it simply, we are specialists when it comes to working at height! Our industry knowledge is supported by one of the largest powered access fleets in the UK, in addition to our comprehensive range of tower products and alternative hire products. You can hire quickly and easily with X-Hire for everything you need on site…and when we say everything, we mean everything! If we do not stock it within our core range, we can source kit from reputable, hand picked suppliers throughout the UK, saving you the hassle of going to several companies for several products. With nationwide coverage, X-Hire can reach you whenever, wherever.