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.
Read more “The Most Common Risks When Using MEWPs”
From Aberdeen to Truro and Glasgow to Guildford, Horizon has been providing platform hire across the UK before, during and now post-lockdown. Be it a scissor lift for a short term hire or a cherry picker for a lengthy 12-month contract, we have had the right solution for customers all over the United Kingdom.
Our customers appreciate the emphasis we place on quick, reliable hire and the consistent quality delivered across all orders with Horizon, whether supplied from our Super Depot, or via our network of carefully selected partners. In the last 12 months, our cross-hire network has provided the full Horizon experience to customers at over 1,500 postcodes all over the UK. From Haulotte’s in Harrow, SkyJacks in Skegness and even a Genie in Gillingham!
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For the Project Co-ordinator at a large electrical contractor, ensuring a successful multi-site rollout with a major supermarket is a high stakes game. Each store has its own specification, and there can be hundreds of project elements on the go at the same time. It’s a chain of requirements that are often interlinked, and plans can have complex project dependencies that need to be in place for the contractor to move forward. Like all chains, it’s only as strong as its weakest link.
Read more “Working Together: How Horizon helped a national electrical contractor with a large multi-site supermarket project”
From MEWP hire to employee training, your business has to navigate an array of planned expenses, but what about those unforeseen costs? Across the UK, the average employee loses 12 days a year thanks to IT and equipment failure, while illness and injury led to the loss of more than 28 million working days in 2018/19. When you consider this, can your company afford any further delays?
Read more “Rack Pack: Your Solution to Forklift Fiascos and Missing MEWPs”
The safe management of racking MEWPs on site – Part 2
I recently had the opportunity to observe the use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) during a large racking installation and alteration project in Chesterfield. My visit prompted me to develop a step-by-step guide on how to select a MEWP for use in the racking industry. As a follow-up to my guide on MEWP selection, I would like to share some of my thoughts on the safe use and management of MEWPs on site. I hope you find it useful.
Read more “How to safely manage MEWPs in racking installation | A Guide”