If you’re completing a job that requires working at height using an access platform, chances are you will either consider buying or hiring a MEWP. There are several benefits to hiring a powered access platform, including lower upfront costs and the option to rent different models to ensure you find the right equipment for your needs.Read more “5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring An Access Platform”
When it comes to working at height, in some cases using a ladder is simply not a practical or safe solution. Some jobs may even require access to tight spaces and scaffolding may not be practicable. This is where mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) come in! Powered access platforms will allow you to reach all the hard-to-access areas without putting you at risk.Read more “10 Uses for Powered Access Platforms”
Are you wondering what IPAF and PASMA training entails? It’s highly important for anyone who is planning to operate access equipment to undertake thorough training. MEWPs are complex and potentially dangerous pieces of machinery, so knowing how to safely operate cherry pickers or scissor lifts is imperative.Read more “The Ultimate Guide to Access Platforms Training”
Access platforms such as cherry pickers and scissor lifts can seem like a significant investment when you’re on the lookout for a brand new model. However, buying a new MEWP isn’t your only option when it comes to equipment for working at height. Selecting a used access platform can invariably be more cost effective.Read more “The Benefits of Buying Used Access Platforms”
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.Read more “ePAL – What is it, and what does it mean for me?”