ePAL – What is it, and what does it mean for me?

After passing 2,000,000 issued PAL cards worldwide in 2020, IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) has launched a new digital app that IPAF believe will be a “game-changer” for safety and efficiency. The ePAL app will feature a digital PAL card, operator logbook, and safety guides. So it will also help easily verify an operators credentials, as well as helping users track and share their equipment time digitally.

Horizon Platforms have trained thousands of PAL cardholders, providing the full range of IPAF qualifications over many years.  Speaking to Horizon’s Training Business Manager, Ben Hughes, this is what he had to say about the new innovations.

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Announcing New Whitepaper on the Safe Installation of Racking

New whitepaper explores safety tips and strategies for scissor lift and forklift truck use in racking and mezzanine installs

Horizon Platforms are pleased to announce the launch of a new whitepaper aimed at racking, storage and warehousing professionals. The whitepaper contains essential best practice for the installation of racking. Particularly in reference to the selection, safe usage and management of scissor lift MEWPs and forklift trucks.

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How the IPAF Rental+ Quality Mark Supports Risk Management in MEWP Hire

Is Powered Access a Risky Business?

The rental market for MEWP hire in the UK is a diverse one, with a mixture of large nationals, independent operators, and brokers. All these companies should be responsible for providing a secure, responsible and good quality service to customers across the country. A focus on safety when operating at height, both of the operators and of the goods and equipment being transported is absolutely critical.

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Our Promise. Our Commitments.

Here’s a question for you. Why choose Horizon Platforms? It must be said, we’re certainly not alone in the market. There are all sorts of companies that offer various models of powered access hire, from local companies to huge corporates. So, with that many options, why deal with Horizon specifically?

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