Welcome to Mainline: Powered Access Hire and Training, Plant Hire and Power Generation.

A Wealth of Experience

Mainline is an industry leading enterprise dedicated to providing high quality access and plant hire as well as access and plant machinery training. Founded in 1982, we boast almost 40 years’ industry experience and are proud to offer an impressively varied fleet. We have over 3,600 machines, each of which is safety checked before every hire. We operate an aggressive replenishment programme, continuously renewing our plant and powered access equipment. We regularly update our inventory by adding specialist machines to accommodate individual customer needs 

We pride ourselves in offering our clients the most up to date and carefully maintained machines. We offer expert knowledge and advice, deliver quickly and our time-served CAP trained engineers provide rapid breakdown cover. 


Our powered access equipment hire service boasts some of the biggest and most impressive MEWP’s in the market, such as the Holland Lift HL 340 D30 Megastar, the Holland Lift HL 275 D25 Diesel Scissor Lift and the Holland Lift HL 330 E14 Electric Scissor Lift with a working height of 33 metres and width of 1.4 metres. Our super-sized boom lifts include the Genie ZX135 boom with a maximum reach of 21.26 m and 360 degree rotation.

These machines are in extremely high demand due to the current trend for constructing high volume warehouse facilities.

We are one of only 3 companies in the UK to stock these machines so don’t hesitate to contact our team to check availability!


As part of our integrated service, Mainline offers a wide range of plant equipment training courses as well as powered access equipment training (MEWP) courses and is an IPAF and PASMA approved training centre.

Our courses cover a range of disciplines and qualifications including construction training, working at height, forklift and telehandler training as well as specialised courses focused on construction equipment and health and safety training.

We have over 30 years’ experience in providing bespoke, interactive training courses to some of the country’s most high profile companies. We are experts at training experts!

A fully comprehensive service

Mainline is an independent provider of powered access and plant hire as well as access and plant equipment training, offering a nationwide service. This means we are able to provide the personalised quality of service expected of an independent company.

We provide tailor made project management with turnkey solutions. Our primary aim is to offer the best equipment for each job as well as an excellent standard of knowledge and service. We specialise in the management of ambitious and complex, time critical projects.

We own an extensive fleet of transport vehicles and, with the invaluable help of our CAP trained engineers and our experienced team, we are able to offer a comprehensive logistics solution for projects of any scale.


Mainline’s commitment to an outstanding quality of service is reflected in our accreditations. We are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. Additional certifications include FORS Silver, Achilles, SSIP, UVDB, CHAS and Avetta. We are a member of CPA and we are also an accredited IPAF and PASMA training centre.

Put your project in expert hands. Speak to our team about your access and plant hire project today.


We introduced Mainline into our Supply Chain to provide a credible alternative to our traditional powered access providers. We were quickly impressed to learn that their product offering went far beyond the usual equipment and coupled with their excellent response times and service levels they have quickly embedded themselves as our go-to team to support us on many of our projects, regardless of size. They are a highly valued and trusted member of our Supply Chain and a credit to independent companies everywhere.

John Eggington
Group Procurement Manager - Systems adi Group