Distribution Service MEWPs – enabling safe work at height in your warehouse

By Rory Duggan, Sales Director

If you operate in the warehousing and distribution industry, you’ll need to work at height on a daily basis; it’s an intrinsic part of what you do.
Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) enable factory workers to work at height safely and efficiently, allowing both storage and distribution tasks to be carried out. The experts at Horizon Platforms have a wealth of experience providing quality MEWPs and specialist work-at-height equipment to factories, warehousing and distribution companies. Whether you own your own warehouse or lease a building, you need to store and distribute your goods quickly and easily; our hire experts understand that. They are familiar with the fast-paced working environment inside a warehouse and know you need to run a seamless operation to enable you to meet your clients’ expectations and respond to their changing requirements. Read more “Distribution Service MEWPs – enabling safe work at height in your warehouse”

Hire a distribution Service MEWP for your warehouse

By Rory Duggan, Sales Director

If you’re interested in distribution centre platform hire, the knowledgeable team of experts at Horizon Platforms can help. We have a fleet of narrow electric scissor lifts, the ideal access platform for warehouses and factories, as well as a choice of personnel lifts and boom lifts.

Key features of our warehouse industry MEWPs include:

• Slim widths – perfect for narrow aisles in warehouses
• Reach heights up to 22m
• Non-marking tyres for indoor use
• Quick and easy to use – ensuring stock pickers can fulfil orders quickly

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IPAF Training – Make sure you’re in safe hands with a MEWP rescue plan

By Ian Moorhouse, IPAF Instructor

Work at height should never be taken lightly, as there’s the potential for heavy consequences if you use a MEWP without taking the necessary precautions. In IPAF training – such as the 3a & 3b course for boom and scissor lifts – it’s important you learn how to recognise hazards to ensure your operator’s safety. Whether that’s assessing your ground conditions, preparing for work near overhead power lines, or ensuring you have the correct PPE – including harnesses, preparing for an emergency or machine malfunction  is critical to your work at height. Read more “IPAF Training – Make sure you’re in safe hands with a MEWP rescue plan”

IPAF Training – Safely operate MEWPS in cold conditions

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”