Choosing a MEWP for Your Commercial Fit Out

Are you looking for a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) to aid a commercial fit out job?

A commercial fit out project – whether it’s a new build or an office refurbishment – demands speciality work-at-height access platforms which are both practical, lightweight and versatile enough to meet the requirements of a broad range of tradespeople, often working on the same job at the same time. That means reliable, quality MEWPs, delivered and collected on schedule is a must.

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EcoVadis Silver: Promising signs for our sustainability journey

Horizon Platforms are proud to announce that we have recently been awarded an EcoVadis Silver medal, after being independently assessed by sustainability specialists, EcoVadis.  EcoVadis operate an assessment methodology that evaluates how well a company has integrated social purpose and sustainability into their management systems. Horizon were pleased to invite EcoVadis assessors to inspect our processes and provide objective feedback. You can imagine our delight when receiving the award of a Silver medal after our initial evaluation. This puts Horizon in the 88th percentile of all companies that undergo EcoVadis assessment.

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The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Your Cherry Picker

Cherry pickers are used to help us work at height safely – they are a type of mobile elevated work platform (MEWP), often also known as a boom lift. With different outreach lengths, platform widths and working heights on offer, you can always select the right powered access platform to suit your specific job. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to hiring or buying your cherry picker as there are a number of industry-standard nationwide cherry picker brands to choose from. 

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The Most Common Risks When Using MEWPs

Working at height can be particularly challenging and, in some cases, can be dangerous if risks aren’t assessed and mitigated successfully.

Tragically, around 34 workers are killed by a fall from height in Britain each year. Falls from height accounted for 25% of worker deaths in 2020/21, so to say it’s vital these accidents are prevented would be an understatement. Understanding and preventing risks when working at height could quite literally be lifesaving. 

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