Our Company

LIVE is the original company who created the Trakway access hire industry back in 1966. We are a 350-strong pioneering team with a foundation of geotechnical and public access engineers.

In 2016, we reunited Eve Trakway and Lion Trackhire, the founding members, to form LIVE, the largest, safest, most qualified and decorated company in our sector.

  • Live Trakway roll 1969
  • Live Barriers 1960s
  • Live Trakway Glastonbury Festival
  • Live Trakway Awards
  • Live Trakway Safety

With 5 decades of innovation, our Geotechnical access experts have solved virtually every challenge imaginable, from temporary roadways to transport buildings in one piece to underwater platforms for festival stage foundations, we have solved them all.


Probably the largest Temporary Access company in the World, we provide a tailored solution that guarantees the safe passage of pedestrians and vehicles, whatever the environment or weather conditions.

Live is a perfect mix of client focus, inspiration, legacy, and a venturesome spirit, operating over 250km of trakway, 200km of barriers and fencing, organised by over 350 experts. From 13 Service Centres we provide temporary access solutions to the EventsInfrastructure and Energy sectors all across Europe.

As part of A-Plant, together with the ability to provide a wide range of supporting tools and equipment, we have the support of one of the largest plant and tool hire companies in the World.


We are regular award winners and proud to be recognised for innovation, quality installations and excellent customer service.

We pioneered the event sector as far back as the first Glastonbury Festival (Pilton Festival) in 1970. We have a suit of accolades for our temporary roadways and barrier operations, not to mention individual recognition for business growth and customer services in the UK and Europe.

Safety Compliant

We are ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 20121 and RISQS quality certified. To keep your sites safe, we constantly review our procedures in line with industry legislation. Safety is paramount to us, so from Her Majesty the Queen, to a 1200 tonne crane, we guarantee the highest safety levels to all your pedestrians and traffic.

Environmental Ethos

For your peace-of-mind, we can assure you that we do everything we possibly can to minimise our impact on our environment and this is reflected with our ISO 14001 Environmental.

The majority of our trakway is 100% recycled, which we recycle old stock back into new stock with virtually no environmental impact or loss of properties. We clean and recycle our water and our vehicles are replaced regularly with ‘Euro 6’, low-emission models and our UK-wide depots ensure our products travel the minimum to keep our carbon footprint low.

Live Infographic 2018 (PDF, 1.21 MB)


Below you can view early footage of J.L. Eve Construction hand-recovering rolled trakway.