Accreditations and Certifications

Here at Horizon Platforms we strive for industry excellence and aim to have the best standards, accreditations and certifications within our field. With a triple crown of ISO and OHSAS accreditations, Safe Contractor and the hard to achieve IPAF Rental+, we offer quality access platforms with customer satisfaction at the forefront of our business. 

IPAF Rental+

IPAF Rental+ is an independent quality mark that is awarded to member rental companies who have been audited to meet defined standards of customer service, safety, staff training and machine inspections. Gaining IPAF Rental + indicates that we possess ISO 9001:2015 quality systems, and achieve PAS 91:2013 pre-qualification standards. IPAF Rental+ supports risk management in MEWP hire and is industry-driven and self-regulating. 

Each audited company gets a return visit from the auditors every year. In essence, the IPAF Rental+ sign demonstrates that Horizon Platforms is a reliable supplier of access equipment.

Safe Contractor

We can showcase our health and safety policies, procedures and documentation of contractors with our Safe Contractor certification. Auditors take into consideration the profession, industry sector and business size, providing tailored audits for every business.

Accredited contractors, like ourselves, can use the Safe Contractor certificate as a means of demonstrating our level of health and safety compliance to clients and potential customers. Obtaining the Safe Contractor accreditation reduces the need to submit multiple health and safety questionnaires to clients, therefore saving our business and our customers valuable time.

Having Safe Contractor accreditation means we can demonstrate our real commitment to health and safety.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 accreditation is the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and over 11,000 organisations in the UK are certified. 

ISO 14001 accreditation 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

Attaining the ISO 14001 accreditation means Horizon Platforms are on the path to becoming more environmentally friendly and reducing our waste, in the hope to retain more business.

ISO 45001

ISO 45001:2018 is an accreditation in Health and Safety Management. It’s intended to help an organisation such as ourselves control occupational health and safety risks. It was developed in response to widespread demand for a recognised standard against which to be certified and assessed. We’re proud to be certified for ISO 45001 accredited here at Horizon Platforms. 

ISO 9001

ISO 9001:2015 is the world’s most widely recognised quality management accreditation and helps organisations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers. It provides companies such as Horizon Platforms with a set of principles that ensure a common sense approach to the management of our business activities. This helps us 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

By achieving this level of ISO standard we can continue to demonstrate our ability to effectively and efficiently provide a quality management system.


Horizon Platforms have been assessed and our business meets the standards of FORS Bronze, also known as the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme. The bronze accreditation confirms that we employ good practices and comply 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.

Horizon Platforms’ achievements in gaining various industry-standard accreditations and certifications not only helps us determine the demands of our customers, but also demonstrates our commitment to providing quality products and services every time.