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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With such a wide variety of access platforms to choose from, installing racking involves high-risk working at height activity that will require carefully considered machinery.
When selecting a MEWP you will need to consider; the rate capacity, maximum height, power source, site regulations and width. When you acquire the appropriate MEWP the risk of overloading and falling can be significantly reduced. This will also ensure your access platforms run smoothly and efficiently, enabling you to complete your projects on time.
Read more “5 Considerations When Choosing MEWPs For Racking Installations”
Here at Horizon Platforms, we know working at height can pose significant health and safety risks. The competent use of MEWPs can minimise these risks, yet prevalent myths surrounding work at height can prove both problematic and dangerous. This includes misconceptions about procedures and equipment, and the spreading of such incorrect information may put workers at further risk.
Read more “Working at Height: 5 Myths that are Simply Not True”
As outlined in the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR), when operated by competent and fully-trained individuals, MEWPs can facilitate safe and efficient working at height. However, access platforms must be regularly inspected and properly maintained to ensure they are safe, fit for purpose and fully compliant with UK health and safety laws.
Read more “Access Platform Maintenance: Why is it so Important?”
Boom lifts are a versatile type of aerial platform and as such, they can be used in a variety of applications. Offering excellent manoeuvrability, there are a wide selection of boom lifts to choose from, each with different power options, maximum height and maximum load capacity. As such, the best boom lift to hire depends on a range of factors, from the environment and terrain to the nature of the project and the height required.
Read more “What is the Best Boom Lift?”