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 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+ 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.
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:
By achieving this level of ISO standard we can continue to demonstrate our ability to effectively and efficiently provide a quality management system.
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.
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 45001:2018 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.
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.
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.
EcoVadis operate an assessment methodology that evaluates how well a company has integrated social purpose and sustainability into their management systems. Horizon were pleased to invite EcoVadis assessors to inspect our processes and provide objective feedback. You can imagine our delight when receiving the award of a Silver medal after our initial evaluation. This puts Horizon in the 88th percentile of all companies that undergo EcoVadis assessment.
Reset Compliance Systems is a competence-verification system that saves time and resources in the process of admitting third-party contractors onto any site, ensuring compliance with the Health and Safety Executive and Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015) obligations. Simply by checking a Reset card, companies bringing workers onto site can verify that they have all the skills and qualifications necessary, without wading through reams of paperwork. Horizon Platforms ensure that all engineers have a Reset card which speeds up access to site and continually evidences the fact that we prioritise safety and wellbeing for our co-owners and customers.
Best Companies provide an objective yardstick of team engagement. Horizon have undergone this process a number times over the last few years, and have seen a very positive trend in that time. Since becoming Employee-owned levels of engagement within the team have reached new heights, and we are delighted and proud to be classed as an 'Outstanding' organisation by Best Companies. This two star award is the second highest possible, and gives a fantastic indication of the commitment and positivity within our co-owner team.