Posts Tagged ‘Scissor Lift Hire’

Cherry pickers raise the roof at Download Festival

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Download Festival Powered Access

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.


Horizon plays its part in the creation of the Airbus A350

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Horizon plays its part in the creation of the Airbus A350

By Vicki Crowe, Account Manager for Horizon Platforms


There is no doubt that the whole is generally greater than the sum of its parts – especially when it comes to the creation of something as awe-inspiring as the Airbus A350 – but I do think it’s important sometimes to pause and reflect on just how many different ‘parts’ – both people and machines – are involved in the creation of the finished product.

Horizon Platforms is just one of hundreds of companies involved in helping Airbus create its latest, greenest and most advanced aircraft – the A350 XWB.


Why keeping Westfield Bradford on track is crucial

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

westfield13 1When you take its history into account, it’s vital that progress on the £260m Westfield Shopping Centre development in Bradford City Centre stays on track and on budget. This is, of course, true for any building project, but none more so than in the case of Westfield Bradford.

The impact of recession hit the Bradford development hard. With its well-publicised delays, “gaping hole in the ground” headlines and problems securing tenants, the project and its developers experienced a rocky ride to say the least. Thankfully, the tide has now turned.

A full decade after demolition of buildings on this prime city centre retail site first started, building work began – as did the involvement of Horizon Platforms with the project.

Why quality work at height platforms and reliable delivery is key

Since January 2014, excellent progress has been made on the 550,000 sq ft two-level mall. Steelworks are in place, cladding is going up, floors are being laid and the roof is on. (more…)

Horizon invests £1M in new JLG equipment for 2011

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The 2011 order is made up of 70 units including, the ES Battery Scissor range and both Diesel and Bi Energy Booms.  This order will increase Horizons fleet to 350 machines.

 Ruairi Duggan Joint Managing Director says, ‘Our focus at Horizon has always been on offering our customers the best possible service.

As the economic recovery gradually gathers pace, we want to be in a position where we can support new business and ensure that our existing customers continue to enjoy the standards of equipment and service that they are accustomed to.

Our customers appreciate the benefits that JLG machines have to offer especially the ES Scissor range, which has proven to be an exceptional performer in the field’

 Horizon have placed additional orders for 2011 with Skyjack, Niftylift and Haulotte for a further 30 platforms.      

Left to right - Ben Hirst (Horizon-Joint MD), Rory Duggan (Horizon-Joint MD), Edward Price - JLG

Left to right - Ben Hirst (Horizon-Joint MD), Rory Duggan (Horizon-Joint MD), Edward Price - JLG

Introducing Health and Safety Officer Mick Backhouse

Monday, November 15th, 2010

As Horizon Platforms’ Training Instructor and Health & Safety Officer, it is my responsibility to ensure that our customers receive the highest standards of training and comfort when they undertake one of our many training courses.

I have worked in all areas of the powered access industry and have been an IPAF Training Instructor for over 7 years; training at many sites and locations throughout the UK.  Having obtained a NEBOSH General Certificate and being a member of IOSH, with a TECH IOSH status, I am able to confidently carry out all staff and customer Health and Safety training which includes; IPAF, Working at Height, Health and Safety Site Safety Awareness, Manual Handling, Abrasive Wheels and Ladders & Steps training.  All of the courses offered by Horizon can be tailored to suit the needs of our customer to ensure they are aligned to their business needs.


Battery Powered ES Scissor Lift Range

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

As Senior Service Engineer at Horizon Platforms I was involved in the recent decision to expand our fleet with the addition of the JLG ES battery powered scissor range.  We chose the ES range due to the exceptional, class leading battery life and operator friendly control systems.

The class leading battery life is achieved by JLG using their direct drive system, using electric motors to drive the wheels directly.  This is an energy efficient way to power the drive system as no energy is lost in heat.  Converting power from an electric motor into hydraulic power via a pump as done by other manufacturers is less efficient, resulting in decreased battery life.

Also this system minimises the risk of hydraulic leaks as the ES range only has two hydraulic hoses on the whole machine to operate the steering.  This along with zero emissions makes the ES the ideal Access Platform for food manufacturing environments, along with large fit out contracts for Electrical, Heat & Vent any many other trades.

Once our customers experience the difference, they insist on using JLG ES Scissor Lifts on every job!

Charlie Smart- Service Manager, Horizon Platforms Ltd