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How to Choose the Right IPAF Training Course

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Everyone who works with powered access platforms is likely to be familiar with IPAF training. But what different IPAF training courses are available and how can you make sure you choose the most appropriate one? Horizon Platforms shares expert advice on how to choose the right IPAF training course for your needs. 

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The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Your Cherry Picker

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You are spoilt for choice when it comes to hiring or buying a cherry picker, also known as a boom lift. With different outreach lengths, platform widths and working heights on offer, you can always select the right powered access platform to suit your specific job.

But which platform is right for you? Are you looking to hire a MEWP for your next project? In this guide, experts at Horizon Platforms share all you need to know when selecting the right cherry picker for working at height.

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The Most Common Risks When Using MEWPs

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Working at height can be particularly challenging and, in some cases, can be dangerous if risks aren’t assessed and mitigated successfully.

Tragically, 40 workers were killed by a fall from height in 2022/23 and falls from height accounted for 30% of worker deaths, so to say it’s vital these accidents are prevented would be an understatement. Understanding and reducing risks when working at height could quite literally be lifesaving. 

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