IPAF Training – Safely operate MEWPS in cold conditions

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”

Horizon powered access platforms help John Lewis store take shape


By Matt Fray, Account Manager for Horizon Platforms

Electric and diesel scissor lifts from the Horizon Platforms’ fleet are helping in the fit out of the new flagship John Lewis department store in Leeds.

The scissor lifts are being used by electrical and mechanical contractors to install heating, lighting and electricity in the 24,000m2 store – one of the largest outside London and the jewel in the crown of the new £165m Victoria Gate retail development in Leeds City Centre.

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Cherry pickers raise the roof at Download Festival

Horizon cherry pickers rocking it up at the Download Festival

By Vicki Crowe, Horizon Platforms Account manager

I’ve never been to the famous Download Festival at Donington Park, but I’m proud to say that some of our cherry pickers made their debut there this year!

Download – the UK’s increasingly popular five-day rock festival – took place over a long June weekend with well-known headliners, Slipknot, Muse and Kiss taking to the stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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The Genius of the Scissor Lift

Every so often, someone comes up with an idea that will change things forever, and elevated work platforms are a very good example of this.  The scissor lift is a pretty amazing bit of equipment altogether.  It is incredibly useful when it comes to working at heights and you know that you are perfectly safe when using one.  It’s folding and crossed supports give it a distinctive pattern of X’s when it is in use.

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