Who are we?

In 2008, Total Access (previously known as Affordable Access Steel) was formed.  The name change occurred in 2009 and precluded a rapid expansion of the business to what is now broadly recognised as the superior offering of access and scaffold equipment, service and specialised personnel industry.


Since 2008, Total Access has provided over 8,000 customers with Access Machines, Scaffold and Industrial Abseil Services the length and breadth of New Zealand. The quality of equipment, service and people can be measured by the large number of repeat customers that rely on Total Access for all their projects.


We are a team of 250+ highly skilled professionals that is expanding rapidly.

Total Access are leading providers of Access equipment, with locations in Auckland, Waikato, Tauranga and Wellington. Our network provides easy access to an extensive range of access hire equipment and services, leading us into building our very own Rebuild and Maintenance facility. With these robust systems and processes, Total Access now provides ongoing maintenance of our vehicles and access machines in our fleet, and are also now providing access machine maintenance and rebuilds for our customers.

We place a strong focus on providing a seamless experience for our customers so our professional staff are committed in this highly competitive market to providing expert advice, competitive pricing and equipment that our customers need to see their projects through to completion.

Our core commitment is to provide a safe working environment for our colleagues and customers as well as delivering economic value through eco-friendly services. Our experienced and dedicated team is the reason why we’re able to offer top quality access hire equipment and personnel – the best in the industry!

Total HIRE opened in July 2017, meeting customer needs by providing general hire equipment. This further complements Total Access by providing a complete hire service for customers.

We are committed to enhancing our team’s skills and knowledge in access hire and machine repair. We have a high focus on providing excellent services across all divisions. Your one-stop shop for all access requirements, 'The Total Experience'. 

We take a responsible approach in conducting our business activities and we are active members of HIANZ (Hire Industry Association of New Zealand), EWPA (Elevated Work Platform Association), IPAF (International Powered Access Federation), Site Safe NZ. We are also long term sponsors of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, Starship, Kids Cancer and various Motorsport teams and professionals.

We've come a long way since we started in 2008!