At Horizon Platforms we understand that finding the right mobile access platform for food processing is essential. From small lifting platforms to narrow man-lifts, we can ensure you can get into small spaces whilst maintaining strict food hygiene standards.
Our mobile access platform hire experts advise and supply well-known names in the food industry. With vast experience in this sector, we can offer you a choice of quality platforms for the food environment, from battery powered personnel platforms to electric scissor lifts. Our range of platform lifts are clean, small and versatile, allowing operators to clean and maintain everything from wall to ceiling. In addition to our MEWPs, our accessories include everything from nappies and drip trays to wheel covers, which prevent additional risk of contamination.
Here at Horizon Platforms we not only take care of your food processing access platform needs, but the team can also train your employees to use the machines safely and efficiently. Choose Horizon Platforms so you can keep accidents and health and safety breaches to an absolute minimum.
Finding the right powered access platform for the UK food processing industry is essential, as it will ensure that you remain safe whilst working at height doing cleaning and maintenance projects and are able to complete your work efficiently. From small lifting platforms to narrow man-lifts, our MEWPs can help you get into small, narrow spaces whilst maintaining strict food hygiene standards.
Horizon Platforms’ experts advise and supply well-known brands in the food industry, sharing their vast experience in the sector. We have an extensive selection of high-quality access platforms suitable for the food processing environment, from indoor battery-powered personnel platforms to electric scissor lifts.
Our range of platform lifts are clean, small and versatile, allowing operators to clean and maintain everything from wall to ceiling. In addition to our MEWPs, our accessories include everything from nappies and drip trays to wheel covers, which prevent the additional risk of contamination.
There are a few factors you should consider when choosing a MEWP for any food processing project, especially if the access platform is going to be used around equipment which is regularly in contact with food products. As there is a greater level of hygiene required, especially in factories and supermarkets, it’s crucial that you choose an access platform which can help you achieve this.
With this in mind, it’s key that you assess your working environment and ensure that you can operate safely and effectively. Choosing a MEWP which is battery-powered for safe indoor use is essential and if you’re working on a shop floor, such as in a large-chain supermarket, you may also want to consider choosing an access platform with non-marking tyres.
It’s also worth taking into account the space in which you’ll be operating the MEWP, as a smaller push-around platform may be more suitable than a larger machine, such as a scissor lift or cherry picker. That being said, there may be mechanical, electrical or HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) projects which require the extensive manoeuvrability of an articulating boom lift.
Here at Horizon Platforms we not only take care of your food processing access platform needs, but the team can also train your employees to use the machines safely and efficiently. It’s a legal requirement to have the correct licence to operate a MEWP, so it’s important that you ensure that the workers who will be operating the machinery have the correct training.
At Horizon Platforms, we offer IPAF training courses for workers to gain the necessary experience and knowledge of operating MEWPs whilst working towards obtaining their licence. Whether it’s an operator, supervisor or manager's licence, we have a wide selection of official IPAF courses available here at Horizon Platforms.
It’s important to be extra aware of your environment when working on projects within the food processing industry, especially as a high standard of hygiene must be maintained.
Some of the factors which need to be taken into account is the additional risk of contamination which can create a more demanding project. The increased risk of spillage, which can in turn, raise the risk of slipping, so it’s important to have safety procedures in place to account for this. It’s also crucial that you’re able to maintain a constant hygienic and germ-free setting, to allow for the safe operation of food processing.
To ensure that hiring a MEWP for use in the food processing industry is as easy as possible, we created our online hiring system, HireHub, which allows you to view orders, manage transactions and get a quote in just 15 minutes. HireHub is there to support easy hiring and off hiring, tracking where machines are on hire and invoicing, and we ensure that you’re able to request anything you need through our online portal.