Working at height can pose many dangers but when used correctly and competently, a MEWP can be a convenient and cost effective way to safely lift workers, allowing them to complete jobs at height from the confines of the elevated platform.Read more “10 Crucial Health & Safety Tips When Working With Access Platforms”
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”
By Brenda Droog, Transport Manager
We’ve said it before but I think it’s important to say it again: Horizon Platforms has never been a company that simply focuses on meeting the minimum legal requirements; we’re all about best practice – about striving for and achieving the very best that we can, particularly when it comes to safety.
This ethos drives everything that we do and is the principal reason that we’ve taken our first step on the road to achieving the FORS standard, and I’m delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded bronze accreditation on our very first attempt!
A sprinkling of safety from Horizon
By Vicki Crowe, Account Manager for Horizon Platform
I’ve always considered myself to be a jack of all trades and master of none. Recently, however, I’m finding that I need to revisit that assumption as I become increasingly absorbed in the wonderful world of sprinkler systems!
As an Account Manager for Horizon Platforms, I work with a broad range of businesses who wish to hire a powered access platform from Horizon– such as scissor lifts and cherry pickers. I like to think I have a close working relationship with all of my clients, but when I was offered the chance to see behind the scenes at AD Sprinkler Protection Ltd, I jumped at the chance to learn more about the sector, particularly as I’ve recently been given responsibility for contracts within the fire sprinkler industry. Read more “A sprinkling of safety from Horizon”