Horizon Platforms Blog


Introducing Altogether Better Powered Access

Since 2008, Horizon has been on a mission to drive improvements in the powered access market. Improvements to the customer experience, improvements to quality of service, and improvements in standards and accountability. The needs of customers have evolved, but Horizon’s focus on customer centricity has seen the company grow significantly.

‘Altogether Better’ is a concept that Horizon developed to help define our vision of the business we are today. The key themes behind it will be very familiar to our customers. They’ll see it in the skill and dedication of our co-owner team, and their focus on customer success. They’ll feel it in the quality service and care provided by our network of cherry-picked partners.

This vision has guided the development of the business. Chief Executive Ben Hirst said “The premise of ‘Altogether Better’ is about articulating our unique business model. A model built on providing a top-quality service backed up by the expertise of skilled and committed people and partners.”

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The Cost of Workplace Injury and Illness in Great Britain

For employers, workplace sickness and absence play a huge role in team productivity, worker safety and cost to business. A 2023 study from HSE (Health and Safety Executive) took a deeper look into the financial impact sickness and injury had on businesses, individuals and government benefits from a monetary standpoint. We have taken a look at the findings to highlight the importance of worker health and safety and training for trying to avoid injury and reduce sickness, adding advice for employers on what they need to consider to avoid the impact of this for their businesses.

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A Closer Look at Future MEWP Innovations and Trends

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs), also known as powered access or access platforms,  have significantly changed the landscape of working at height, providing a safer and more efficient approach. The future of MEWPs is characterised by practical innovation and emerging trends set to reshape the industry for the benefit of operators and businesses who rely on lifters to complete work.

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Common Workplace Health and Safety Questions Googled Each Month

In recent years standards for health and safety across the UK has only increased, leading to the UK being one of the safest countries worldwide for workers. Whilst reputable companies should provide rigorous health and safety training for staff and ideally have someone on hand to provide guidance, this doesn’t stop employees going to the internet for additional advice on safety at work.

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