How Welfare Hire Is Supporting the Scottish Construction Industry in 2024

Industry experts have told Scotland’s construction industry it should prepare for a “resurgence” in activity in the coming months – and what better way to prepare than learn about innovative strategic equipment?

To further support our dedicated Scottish depot, Welfare Hire is thrilled to announce our attendance at ScotPlant 2024. Held across 26-27th April at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, the event brings together thousands of industry professionals and over 200 exhibitors – making it the biggest event of the year for Scotland’s construction industry.

Discover Our Innovative Welfare Products at stand D14

Our exhibition stand will feature our advanced welfare products, including:

Welfare Units for Hire - Portable Site Cabins For Construction Sites

Each product embodies our five pillars:


Scotland’s construction industry is rightly proud of its high standards. But top-quality welfare units are still widely unavailable across many areas in the countries.

Welfare Hire established our Scottish depot to solve this problem. Our innovative range is now easier to deliver to firms working in more remote regions – helping everyone of our partners access the quality equipment you deserve.


Research suggests that a third of project failures are the result of poor communication, while maintenance activity can run to 30% of a vehicle’s total costs. But with Welfare Hire, Scottish construction companies get a true partner throughout their projects.

While all of our products feature inclusive maintenance and support, our dedicated Scottish depot has made this service even more effective for our Scottish partners. Our engineers and support can reach your site quickly and minimise downtime.



According to recent studies, demand for sustainability in construction may be slightly higher in Scotland than England. But many firms still struggle to manage the emissions from their strategic equipment.

Welfare Hire’s product range provides the perfect solution. We are so confident in our products’ ability to deliver measurable reductions to your carbon emissions that we create a tool to help you calculate the expected savings each mobile welfare unit and tower light will produce:


Scottish construction has faced staffing issues for several years now, and just a quarter of people would recommend a career in the industry to young people. But much of this is down to the perceived physical difficulties and mental health challenges workers face.

Our welfare units are designed to combat this problem. With extra space, high-quality facilities and comfortable seating, they help construction workers rest and bond – ultimately improving the wellbeing of the workforce.


With rising costs and staffing shortages, Scottish construction firms need more from their suppliers – and Welfare Hire is the partner to achieve that. Through the combination of improved quality and service, environmental savings and enhanced wellbeing, our mobile welfare units and tower lights deliver unparalleled value for firms across the country.

Want to learn more about the pillars at ScotPlant 2024?

Access Hire Brings Van Mounted MEWPs to Connected North 2024

The UK’s telecoms industry understands the huge commercial opportunity to transform digital infrastructure in the North. But with pressure to simultaneously expand high-speed coverage, innovation will no longer just be a question of technology – it will be a question of strategy and implementation.

That’s why Access Hire is so excited to attend this year’s Connected North. The event presents an opportunity to showcase our range of vehicle mounted MEWPs and specialist fibre vehicles.

Connected North

When is Connected North 2024?

Connected North 2024 will be held on 22th-23th April at Manchester Central. From rural connectivity to fibre and 5G delivery, the event will feature 200 speakers discussing the challenges that will define the future of the North’s digital infrastructure.

Access Hire will be at Stand 3B

Our specialist team will be on hand to showcase the 3.5T MEWP and other specialist vehicles. We offer telecoms companies:

Deep industry expertise

Our team understands the service required to hit performance related fibre targets, minimise downtime, tailored contract solutions – and we’ve spent 15 years supporting innovative telecoms projects.

Cutting-edge equipment

We operate the UK’s largest and most modern fleet. With over 1,600 vehicles, our vehicles help telecom companies reduce maintenance costs, hit sustainability goals and meet ULEZ requirements.

Fully managed and inclusive nationwide service

From breakdown and recovery to delivering replacement vehicles to your site, our year-round inclusive support reduces your costs and keeps your project running.

Expert knowledge and fully accredited training providers (IPAF)

Our in-house operations team is always on hand to offer expert advice and guidance. We also run an approved IPAF training centre, offering on-site training at convenient location on van mounted MEWPs.

Specialist fibre vehicles

Our splicing vans were designed and built based on feedback from the telecoms industry, ensuring unparalleled safety, efficiency and welfare.

inside access lease van

Our van mounted MEWPs solve all of these problems

With leasing options to manage cost concerns, our 3.5T MEWPs are ULEZ-compliant, enable the flexibility required for projects on tough terrains and have been trusted by multiple leading telecom companies to deliver their most important projects.