Mainline celebrates 35 Years in the industry and we are still going strong!

Posted October 31, 2017

In May 1982 Keith and Carole Williams set up Mainline Tool & Plant Hire with just a few tools, a cement mixer in a small unit on Midland Road Industrial Estate...

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Company Director, Carole Williams, makes a heartfelt speech dedicated to our loyal customers, supportive friends and hardworking staff

Posted October 24, 2017

35 years in the industry is some achievement and to celebrate this landmark Mainline threw a 35 year anniversary party on Saturday 21 October...

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Smartclad Ltd use Mainline for Knauf Calcination plant extension

Posted September 5, 2017

As part of an extension to Knauf Calcination Plant, Smartclad Ltd had the task applying cladding to a 31 metre high development...

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Mainline machine stolen and used in an ATM robbery

Posted August 9, 2017

A mainline telehandler was used to rip out an ATM machine from Nationwide Building Society, on Market street in Ashby...

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Mainline Support Royal Trinity Hospice

Posted August 8, 2017

Royal Trinity Hospice cares for people living with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and their families across central and southwest London...

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Mainline receives sky high audit results!

Posted July 31, 2017

Mainline are extremely proud of the excellent results received whilst being audited...

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Mainline assist with The Weeping Window Poppies display

Posted June 7, 2017

As seen on The Derby Telegraph and East Midlands News, The Weeping Window poppies display at Derby Silk Mill is near completion and Mainline are assisting...

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Mainline reviews Vertikal Days 2017

Posted May 26, 2017

Mainline attended the annual Vertikal Days, the largest Access event in the UK, which took place at Silverstone.

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The Benefits Of Long-Term Hire

Posted April 25, 2017

Why buy when you can hire?

Let us explain why the overall costs and benefits favour hire

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Poor Training & Planning Resulting in Severe Injuries

Posted April 6, 2017

Last year, a construction company was given a project to install lamp posts for a new railway operating centre but with the lack of training and project planning, it caused an operator for the subcontracting company severe burns and injuries.

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The change in CSCS cards for Steel Erectors

Posted March 16, 2017

Major contractors and house builders require all workers to hold a valid CSCS card. Previously, a worker would only need basic training but now the rules have changed...

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Helping out Local Football Clubs

Posted February 21, 2017

A local semi-professional team hit upon an issue when their flood lights broke before one of their big games...

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Mainline have Genie Accredited Engineers

Posted January 6, 2017

Our engineers have been on a course run by Genie...

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Happy New Year!

Posted January 3, 2017

We’re back and ready to go – call us now for all your Access and Training needs.

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Merry Christmas – we’re closed from 1.30pm on 23rd December, returning at 7am on 3rd January 2017!

Posted December 22, 2016

If you still need your equipment in the new year and can store it securely, why not suspend your hire for the days you are not working by sending an email to

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Aggressive replenishment programme continues…

Posted December 20, 2016

Our aggressive replenishment programme continues! We've added a 18.47m JLG 600AJ boom to our fleet...

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Customer Announcement

Posted December 12, 2016

If you still need your equipment in the new year and can store it securely, why not suspend your hire for the days you are not working by sending an email to

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Aggressive Replenishment Programme – yet another new machine…

Posted November 22, 2016

We're currently undergoing an aggressive replenishment programme so our fleet is growing rapidly.

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PASMA Tower Safety Week

Posted November 10, 2016

Mainline are supporting PASMA Tower Safety Week...

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Countdown begins…

Posted October 10, 2016

It's not long now until Mainline will be at Construction Week, NEC, Birmingham (18/10/16)...

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Customer Announcement

Posted October 5, 2016

From 5th October 2016, Mainline Group will exclusively use Construction Plant Hire Association (CPA) Terms and Conditions.

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Aggressive replenishment programme

Posted October 3, 2016

We’re upgrading our delivery fleet with the addition of two more artics...

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Mainline will be at the NEC Construction Week 18-20th October


It's our first time, we're very excited! See us on stand B3/237...

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Mainline Scissor Lifts help film blockbuster Jason Statham movie…

Posted September 19, 2016

Cameras are rolling at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire where they’re busy filming the latest Transporter movie starring Jason Statham.

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Training Centre Upgrade

Posted August 26, 2016

Today we’re unveiling a new sign on the front of our building; it can be seen from the end of the road and it shouts out that we are an accredited Training Centre. From now on all our delegates will be able to find us with ease as no one could miss our brand new bright yellow sign!

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We go the extra mile for our customers!

Posted August 23, 2016

We really had no problem pulling out all the stops to get a customers order to them on Friday afternoon, even though their client had said it was impossible!

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Famous Stunt Man Trains at Mainline

Posted August 17, 2016

Stunt man from Game of Thrones completes IPAF Training at Mainline Training Centre.

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Another brand new Cherry Picker added to our fleet!

Posted July 27, 2016

We’ve just taken delivery of this brand new Cherry Picker. It’s a JLG 450AJ Series II and it’s fresh off the production line.

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Mainline’s 32m Megastar Scissor Lift goes to Anfield

Posted July 26, 2016

Mainline’s 32m Megastar Scissor Lift is currently working at Liverpool’s famous Anfield Stadium.

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Mainline Power Generation powering Ashby Show…

Posted July 12, 2016

On Sunday 10th July, Mainline, once again, provided the power for Ashby Show. The show is now in its 102nd year and has become an incredibly popular event across the Midlands and beyond.

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Exterior cleaning made easy with a Genie Z-80 Cherry Picker…

Posted June 6, 2016

The articulated boom of the Genie Z-80 cherry picker is seen here reaching all around this six storey hotel building enabling ISOE Commercial Cleaning to access the extensive cladding and give it a thorough clean.

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Getting into a tight spot with a Cherry Picker

Posted May 24, 2016

When the netting at Chester Zoo’s Hornbill enclosure needed vital attention, our Nifty HR17N Cherry Picker was the only machine for the job.

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Manitou 280TJ Helps Derby County Prepare for Championship Play-off!

Posted May 11, 2016

Here's our Manitou 280TJ helping Derby County prepare their ground for the home leg of the Championship Play-off Semi Finals against Hull on Saturday 14th May.

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We traded in our tools for dancing shoes!

Posted March 22, 2016

Mainline got involved in Sport Relief this year and encouraged all staff to get up and get active!

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Introducing our new star…

Posted March 8, 2016

A brand new addition to Mainline’s Scissor Lift collection.

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Two Brand New Dingli Machines!

Posted February 9, 2016

We’ve just added two brand new Dingli machines to our fleet. We have an 11.8m electric scissor lift and an 11.2m self-propelled boom. Both machines fill gaps in our range and will allow us to offer a better spectrum of working heights to our customers.

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Mainline & Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Posted December 21, 2015

Mainline Telehandler installs solar panels at Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s new Media Centre.

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Albion Gateway Scheme

Posted December 17, 2015

Mainline scissor lifts are busy getting the job done at the New Burton Albion Gateway Regeneration Site.

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Brand New Mainline Trailer…

Posted November 18, 2015

We have just taken delivery of our brand new trailer. It’s the latest addition to our fleet and will help us deliver even more of our large machines to customer sites around the UK.

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Children in Need Heroes!!!

Posted November 13, 2015

Today the Mainline Team have been raising money for Children in Need by dressing up as heroes. There’s been a real mix of costumes ranging from the classic Super Girl and Wonder Woman through to Hit Girl, Jimmy Krankie and the 118 118 guys!!!

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Children in Need Bike Ride

Posted October 16, 2015

Members of the Mainline Team took part in a charity bike ride to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

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Mainline Win Contract at £30m Derby Development

Posted September 25, 2015

There are very few machines that can provide the degree of access and flexibility vital for this type of work. The Genie Z-135 is just one of many pieces of Mainline kit that can be seen on site.

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Raising Money for Help for Heroes

Posted September 24, 2015

On Sunday 6th September the Mainline team took part in the Heart of the Forest Charity Dragon Boat Race. Fun was had by all whilst raising money for Help for Heroes!

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IPAF Audit Passed with Praise from Auditor!

Posted August 21, 2015

IPAF Audit passed with no 'non-conformities', no 'corrective actions' and nothing but praise from the Auditor!

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NEW! JLG Liftlux 203-24 Diesel Scissor Lift


Yet another new machine! The JLG Liftlux 206-24 is a 20.3m diesel scissor lift with a triple scissor arm designed to provide the elevated platform with a unique lateral rigidity.

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NEW! – Snorkel A38E Electric Boom


The latest addition to our fleet is the Snorkel A38E, a popular electric articulated boom lift with smooth, easy to use controls.
Available for hire now!

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Fantastic New Training Facilities

Posted May 19, 2015

This May we’ve been improving our Training Centre so we’re able to offer an even more welcoming environment for delegates.

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25m Combistar Hybrid Scissor wins IAPA Product of the Year

Posted April 7, 2015

Our recently purchased 25m Hybrid Scissor Lifts have been awarded IPAF Product of the Year 2015 in the category ‘Self Propelled Scissors’.

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The Height of Comedy: Mainline Fundraise for Comic Relief

Posted March 30, 2015

This year we aimed high with our fundraising efforts for Comic Relief, sending members of our team up in the highest scissor lift in the UK for their Red Nose Day ‘selfie’.

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NEW 25m Combistar Holland Lift Hybrid Scissor Lifts

Posted February 27, 2015

We’re over the moon to now be the proud owners of the only 25m Hybrid Scissor Lifts in the UK.

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Mainline First to Fit Safety Feature on Genie Z-135s

Posted January 27, 2015

Following a safety notice released by Genie on Thursday 22nd January 2015, Mainline Access & Training have reacted quickly to ensure their fleet meets the highest possible safety standards...

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Genie Z-135 Promotion

Posted January 16, 2015

Anyone who confirms an order of a Z-135 will receive a FREE limited edition, die-cast model as a gift, while stocks last!

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NEW 32m Megastar Holland Scissor Lifts

Posted January 13, 2015

We are pleased to announce the arrival of not one, but two 32M Megastar Holland Lifts to the Mainline Fleet!

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Mainline Christmas Decoration Competition

Posted December 23, 2014

The Mainline team have gone all out with the Christmas festivities this year!

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