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New Telehandlers for Eagle Platforms

Jan 31, 2018 | 0 comments

When it comes to the hierarchy of accidents in the workplace, working at height has the ignominy of consistently ranking as the number one cause. Over recent years concerted efforts have been made to address this, but it remains a major issue and one which only training across the board, for employees and managers alike can address.

The two major accreditors of working at height training in the UK are PASMA and IPAF, both industry standard and responsible for overseeing a wide range of exceptional training courses in the UK.

JW Simpkin Ltd exemplify the vast spectrum of industries that needs working at height training. They are fire protection specialists who ensure that their employees are trained on courses provided by both PASMA and IPAF in order to meet site safety measures when delivering their services of fire protective boarding and intumescent painting of structural steelwork.

In terms of the kinds of businesses that need to ensure that their employees and managers are trained in safe working at height, it’s a case of how long is a piece of string. However, the industries most at risk tend to be the building trade, telecommunications, roadwork operations, decorating and window cleaning and warehouse operations. Of course there are multiple other industries that are affected. There are training courses for managers that help them understand the risks of a particular site in particular conditions and how to plan to make sure best practice is adhered to. In some ways this is just as important as ensuring those actually up on a big cherry picker are fully trained.

Ensuring that employees are fully trained is inarguably the first step towards risk mitigation. You can give everyone the top of the line Personal Protective Equipment, but if they don’t understand when conditions make it too risky to even attempt working at height, such items can be utterly useless. Before looking at all of the more specific and in some ways selfish reasons why training is important it is vital to bear in mind that according to the Health and Safety Work Act of 1974, all employers have a duty of care to ensure all employees and visitors to their premises are kept safe.

It may seem blindingly obvious, but the better trained employees are in safety procedure, the easier it is for them to focus on their jobs and become more productive. Jobs will take up less time and become more streamlined. While the initial outlay for training programmes may seem costly, employers can reap the rewards in many ways. In fact, money can be saved in the long run. Imagine the legal fees, reputational damage and fines that could be incurred should an employer be found to be at fault or negligent after a fatal accident? Yes, there should be a moral obligation, but even the hardest of business noses should appreciate the potentially damaging financial implications. It is also worth noting that contracts are starting to be withheld from under-trained organisations as it is not worth the risk of any negative publicity an accident could bring.

Finally, everyone wants to work in a happy working environment and studies show that when employees are confident in their safety and ability to adapt to different working conditions they are much happier in their roles, leading once again to better productivity and morale.

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Eagle Platforms Ltd
Ryton Road, Anston
Sheffield, S25 4DL

Registered in UK & Wales 07665934

Eagle Platforms Ltd
Ryton Road, Anston
Sheffield, S25 4DL

Registered in UK & Wales

Eagle Platforms Ltd are delighted to be able to confirm the exciting purchase of a shiny fleet of brand new 14 metre Loadall Telehandlers, supplied by market leaders, JCB. JCB consistently lead the field with their innovative research and design, extensive testing and stringent quality control and are valued the world over for the very best performance, value and reliability.

The 540-140 14 metre Loadall Telehandlers are built to withstand the demands of any site. They benefit from a vast reach and relatively compact dimensions. Their manoeuvrability is second to none and as with all JCB Telehandlers they are built to last and with operator comfort in mind. Productivity, efficiency, safety and durability are fully optimized, while there is a 10% fuel saving on the previous model.

In terms of the most exciting features, the 540-140 benefits from sway and stabilisers boasting an increased workload lift capacity of 4 tonnes. In addition it comes with an intelligent management system, with telematics and immobiliser security features including remote management.

Eagle Platforms also boast the following attachments in stock now to complement this Telehandler.

  • Fixed Truss Jib.
  • 2m Fork Extensions.
  • H Frame Crane Hook.

These units are available for hire from 1st February 2018.

Brand new Telescopic Booms

Eagle Platforms are delighted to be able to renew our long standing relationship and commitment to Skyjack UK Ltd into a seventh year. We can also confirm the acquisition of six new SJ45T Telescopic Booms with a 51’ working height and 36 x 72” Platform.

These powerful and high-spec units each come with 3KW power take off and secondary guard and are fully suited to rough terrain and fitted with 4 wheel drive. They are fully driveable at full height.

As with the Telehandlers the access platforms will start to arrive for hire availability from the 1st February 2018.

We can now arrange delivery of all units in stock across the North and Midlands regions of England.

As ever our team are waiting for your call and will gladly answer any queries you may have about our products and hire packages.

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