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.
What is a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP)? What does IPAF stand for? What is LOLER? In this ultimate jargon buster, Horizon Platforms shares a list of commonly-used MEWP terms and what they mean to those new to the access platform industry.
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.
Working at height can be particularly challenging and, in some cases, can be dangerous if risks aren’t assessed and mitigated successfully.
Tragically, around 34 workers are killed by a fall from height in Britain each year. Falls from height accounted for 25% of worker deaths in 2020/21, so to say it’s vital these accidents are prevented would be an understatement. Understanding and preventing risks when working at height could quite literally be lifesaving.
MEWPs for racking inspections
All racking systems – from adjustable pallet racking to drive-in racking – must be properly and regularly inspected to ensure it is in excellent working order and safe to use.