Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs or cherry pickers) licence

Apply for a licence to place Mobile Elevated Work Platform apparatus on the highway.

1 Overview

A licence is required to place mobile lifting apparatus on a public highway. This includes private streets where the public have a right of access. This does not apply to private gated roads with no public right of way. Private roads that are not gated, where the public have a right of way to use them, will still require a licence.

The cost of a MEWP licence is currently £134 for a ten day period.

We require five working days' notice from the date of the application to the date you wish to use the mobile lifting apparatus.

The licence covers Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs or cherry pickers), including mobile lifting equipment and truck-mounted lifting equipment. It excludes mobile and tower cranes for which a separate oversail licence is required.

The licence duration is up to ten calendar days. An extension can be granted for an additional ten-day period.

Last updated:
4 April 2024
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