May the FORS be with you – Horizon’s journey on the road to safety excellence

By Brenda Droog, Transport Manager

We’ve said it before but I think it’s important to say it again: Horizon Platforms has never been a company that simply focuses on meeting the minimum legal requirements; we’re all about best practice – about striving for and achieving the very best that we can, particularly when it comes to safety.

This ethos drives everything that we do and is the principal reason that we’ve taken our first step on the road to achieving the FORS standard, and I’m delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded bronze accreditation on our very first attempt!

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All in a day’s work as Horizon Platforms raises vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Members of Horizon Platforms’ Relationship Support team from Warrington gave up their Saturday to collect money for Macmillan Cancer Support at Toys R Us in Warrington. Left to right are: Andrew Birchall, Laura Buzzard and Amy Harrison.

By Laura Buzzard, Senior Relationship Support Manager

As much as I love my job helping Horizon Platforms’ customers with their day-to-day access platform hire needs, once in a while it’s nice to do something a bit different, especially when it’s for a worthwhile cause. Sadly, I lost my mum to cancer in February, so when I got the chance to raise money for a leading cancer charity, I jumped at it… Read more “All in a day’s work as Horizon Platforms raises vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support”

Time to book a spring clean for your machine?

By Charlie Smart, Service Manager

There’s nothing quite like the dawning of spring: better weather, more time outdoors, and the perfect time of year to get things in order with an annual spring clean.

At Horizon Platforms, March marks the start of one of our busiest periods for the Maintenance Department as this is when we have the largest proportion of our fleet of work at height platforms back in the depot, making it the perfect time of year for a full scale ‘spring clean’. When it comes to work at height, safety is our watchword and a planned and thorough inspection and testing programme is essential to ensure all our powered access platforms are safe to use; without it, serious injury and even death can occur. Read more “Time to book a spring clean for your machine?”

Careers & Jobs in Warrington

Warrington students learn about careers & job opportunities at Horizon Platforms
by Lucy Normanton, HR Manager

Someone asked me recently why I decided to pursue a career in HR. The answer is easy: I thrive on finding the very best people for the job, nurturing them and providing opportunities for them to develop rewarding careers.

At Horizon Platforms, the choice of career options and opportunities to learn and develop often surprises people. Yes, we’re in the powered access industry, but that doesn’t mean we only recruit engineers and technicians – there’s a lot more to it than that.

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