By Damian Edge, IPAF Instructor
Working at height with a MEWP is secure and reliable – but only if you put your safety first and follow the necessary precautions. While there’s no legal requirement for wearing harnesses at height, they’re strongly recommended – particularly for boom lift operators – to help protect you from fatal falls.
If your platform swings, jolts, or tilts unexpectedly away from your machine’s centre of gravity your operator can suffer whiplash or even be flung from the basket. And the higher you are, the faster you’ll be thrown. Read more “IPAF Training – Wearing harnesses at height with MEWPs”
By Luke Jones, Internal Accounts Manager
Working at height in a cold environment is safe and productive if you take the right precautions – and know how to notice key warning signs that your MEWP isn’t performing at its best. Safety is paramount when working at height, so getting up to speed on the latest IPAF training from industry experts is vital.
Working indoors in cold store and food distribution industries, an electric boom or scissor lift can be essential for stock taking, planned or emergency maintenance, and racking. However, sub-zero temperatures can limit your machine’s capability. Read more “IPAF Training – Safely operate MEWPS in cold conditions”
By Matt Fray, Senior Account Manager
If you’re performing temporary work at height, using a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) is safe, versatile, and reliable. That being said, as ever, your safety is entirely dependent on the way you handle the machine – and making sure you take care to check your facts and get the right IPAF training before you power up. Read more “Play it safe when working near overhead power lines”
Horizon’s platforms go back to school to help train local young engineers
By Charlie Smart, Service Manager
When one of our apprentices said an access platform would be a great teaching aid for his course at Askham Bryan College we knew we could help. Here at Horizon we’re committed to nurturing local talent, so a boom lift is on its way. Read more “Horizon’s Platforms Go Back to School”
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!
Read more “May the FORS be with you – Horizon’s journey on the road to safety excellence”