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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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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IPAF Training FAQs: 5 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask

Here at Horizon Platforms, IPAF courses are delivered at our approved centres with training available for operators, demonstrators, instructors and managers. Each of these programmes has been designed by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), to provide MEWP training in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR). As a result, these courses are internationally recognised and considered the gold standard of powered access vehicle training.

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What Is IPAF Training & Why Is It Important?

IPAF training includes a range of internationally recognised courses that have been developed and approved by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). These programmes provide the technical, theoretical and practical elements required to safely operate access platforms and have been designed utilising the expertise of industry professionals. Their training benefits all types of workers including sole traders, managers and employers.

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