MEWP hire Oz-Style: Exchanging Ideas

By Kelly Burgess, Cross Hire Manager

I’m fortunate enough to be taking part in an exchange trip to Australia this month. Thanks to funding from Horizon Platforms and Access Safety Management Ltd, I’m spending three weeks on the other side of the World in the company of MEWP hire professionals and industry experts. I’m hoping to gain an insight into how the work-at-height industry operates in another country and see what lessons can be learned and perhaps, pass on a few pearls of wisdom of my own. Let the adventure begin…

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A word from our founder: We’re celebrating our 10th birthday

“It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by already. Ten years since that January morning when we opened our doors as Horizon Platforms in Horbury, West Yorkshire, with a fleet of 12 small scissor lifts that would be transported with two Land Rovers and two plant trailers.

This month we’re reflecting on the decade gone by here at Horizon, and for us it’s an opportunity to tell our employees how proud we are of them for their vital part in how far we’ve come, as well as a chance to say a huge thank you to our valued customers for sticking with us over the years.
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Talk to Horizon Platforms about food processing MEWP hire

By Rory Duggan, Sales Director

Despite recent reductions, falling from height remains one of the most common causes of accidents in the food and drink manufacturing industry.  Maintenance and cleaning tasks account for some of the highest risk activities in food factories, but if work is properly planned and supervised and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are used correctly by trained, competent operators, they can offer huge advantages to people working in the food industry. Read more “Talk to Horizon Platforms about food processing MEWP hire”

Food processing MEWP hire – a recipe for success

By Rory Duggan, Sales Director

Working at height in the food processing industry comes with additional demands over and above those found in a non-food environment: the risk of contamination is ever-present, inevitable spills of liquids, fats and food products bring increased dangers from slippery surfaces, and the need to operate in a hygienic, germ-free environment at all times is a must.

Maintaining a spotless environment demands more frequent work at height tasks such as regular cleaning and maintenance of food processing equipment including heaters and coolers as well as internal surfaces such as ceilings and walls. Hiring the right MEWP and safety accessories for your food processing factory and being properly trained in their correct use is key to ensuring accidents and health and safety breaches are kept to an absolute minimum. Read more “Food processing MEWP hire – a recipe for success”