Introducing Andrew Tate – Service Engineer

Having worked as a Service Engineer in the Powered Access Industry for over 15 years, I have enjoyed watching the developments of MEWPS and seeing how the Industry has improved both safety and productivity levels for people working at height.

One of the big attractions of joining Horizon Platforms in September 2009 was their  focus on customer service and their desire to be the best Access Hire company around.

As a member of the Service team one of my main roles within the Company is going out to construction sites to carry out servicing and LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment  Regulations) inspections on all Horizons’ fleet of access platforms. I also carry out LOLER services at customer premises’ on their own platforms, as it is a legal requirement that all platforms have to be LOLER tested.

LOLER regulations  came into force in 1998. They cover all operations and equipment which involve lifting people and goods at work.  The inspection is a thorough examination inspection of the platform which has to be carried out by a trained, competent person at least every 6 months to make sure the access platform is fit and safe to be used.

Horizon  constantly update  their fleet of machines and only ever buy brand new equipment.

With further investment from JLG, Genie, Skyjack and Niftylift throughout 2011, we are sure to be able to supply even more customers and allow them to experience Horizons first class service.

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