Horizon powered access platforms help John Lewis store take shape


By Matt Fray, Account Manager for Horizon Platforms

Electric and diesel scissor lifts from the Horizon Platforms’ fleet are helping in the fit out of the new flagship John Lewis department store in Leeds.

The scissor lifts are being used by electrical and mechanical contractors to install heating, lighting and electricity in the 24,000m2 store – one of the largest outside London and the jewel in the crown of the new £165m Victoria Gate retail development in Leeds City Centre.

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£3million investment to support Horizon growth plan

£3million investment supports Horizon growth plan

By Ben Hirst, Managing Director

As part of Horizon Platforms’ commitment to quality and safety, I’m delighted to announce a £3million investment to support our ambitious five-year growth plan.

By far the largest proportion of the money – a £2.2million capital injection – will pay for new equipment to expand our existing 700 strong hire fleet and ensure customers have even more quality access platforms to choose from. An additional 160 new specialist powered access platforms – cherry pickers, scissor lifts and personnel lifts – are being brought on board, primarily for use in the indoor maintenance and installation sector.

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Plans to introduce IPAF training online | e-learning

Cautious welcome for IPAF training online – but more details needed

By Ben Hirst, Managing Director

Moves to introduce an IPAF training module online could prove a real boost to safe work at height practices as long as safety – not profit – is the driving force behind the planned changes.

If an e-learning option from IPAF means customers get more time for the practical elements of MEWPS training – the hands-on, up in the air, learn as you do bits – and more rigorous, flexible and convenient training that improves site safety, then it’s a no-brainer.

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Tour de Pennines Charity Event

We are very excited to announce that on the 28 June 2014, the Horizon Platforms Team will be taking part in a very special event in order to raise money for our nominated charity – The Christie Charity.

I’m sure some of you will have been touched by The Christie Hospital at some point in your life, as have some of our own staff and customers. That is why we have chosen to support this fantastic cause that provides specialist cancer care and support to thousands of people across the North West and beyond.

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