Accreditations and Certifications

IPAF Rental+

IPAF Rental+ is an independent quality mark that is awarded to member rental companies who have been audited to meet defined standards in customer service, safety, staff training, contract terms and machine inspection. These standards are industry-driven and self-regulating. They are set by a committee of experienced players in the powered access rental business.

Each audited company gets a return visit from the auditors every year. In essence, the IPAF Rental+ sign distinguishes reliable suppliers of access equipment from the others.

Safe Contractor

The SAFEcontractor scheme is designed to review and audit the health and safety policies, procedures and documentation of contractors.

Qualified auditors take into consideration the profession, industry sector and business size, providing tailored safety audits that help to identify whether there is suitable and sufficient health and safety compliance within a business.

Once the auditing process has been successfully completed, accredited contractors can use the SAFEcontractor certificate as a means of demonstrating their level of health and safety compliance to clients and potential clients.

Obtaining the SAFEcontractor accreditation reduces the need to submit multiple health and safety questionnaires to clients, therefore saving you valuable time.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

The most widely used EMS in the world, with over 11,000 organisations certified in the UK and an estimated 223,000 organisations certified in 159 countries world-wide.

ISO 14001 is the principal management system standard which specifies the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an EMS. There are three fundamental commitments required in an environmental policy that meets the requirements of ISO 14001. These include:

  • prevention of pollution
  • compliance with legislation
  • continual improvement of the EMS

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 is an Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series for health and safety management systems. It is intended to help an organisation to control occupational health and safety risks. It was developed in response to widespread demand for a recognized standard against which to be certified and assessed.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 provides your company with a set of principles that ensure a common sense approach to the management of your business activities to consistently achieve customer satisfaction.

The certification is underpinned by eight management principles:

  • a customer focused organisation
  • leadership
  • the involvement of people
  • ensuring a process approach
  • a systematic approach to management
  • a factual approach to decision making
  • mutually beneficial supplier relations
  • continuous improvement


Horizon Platforms have been assessed and met the bronze level requirements of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

Bronze accreditation confirms that an operator employs good practices and complies with the requirements laid out by the FORS Standard. This includes demonstrating dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with improving operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre usage.