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New Telehandlers for Eagle Platforms!

Nov 29, 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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0344 693 3303

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0344 693 3303

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
07665934

Eagle Platforms never have been a company to rest on our laurels. As part of our constant drive to keep our inventory cutting edge, top quality and something to be proud of we are delighted to be able to unveil a new fleet of telehandlers in the form of the pristine, snazzy new Haulotte HLT4014s.

These new telehandlers are strictly access all areas, able to cope with the most demanding of conditions and topographies and have a breath-taking 14m lifting height, meaning there are few jobs on this planet that they are not fit to handle with ease.

The Eagle Platforms fleet of telehandlers now boasts a wide range of models from the three top manufacturers in JCB, Haulotte and Manitou, leaving their competition firmly in the shade.

Haulotte is a French manufacture known for precision engineering and quality, safety and excellence across their product range. The HLT4014 is no different and benefits from a whole host of unique features that are designed to make work on-site as safe, swift and simple as humanly possible – thanks to a little help from machination! In terms of the priorities that Haulotte had when designing their latest telehandler, performance and productivity were at the top of the list and achieved thanks to locking the rear axle, an integrated slope corrector as standard and flow sharing technology.

The telehandlers boast great power and are incredibly robust to allow off road capabilities. The driving position in this telehander is designed to reduce the impact for users and maximum comfort, including cutting out the likelihood of aggravating movements and ergonomic seat design, has been considered in the design and manufacturing process, as well as high security in the cabin.

It is thanks to these incredible characteristics that Eagle Platforms took the plunge and added this exceptional range of machines to our fleet. Haulotte really have outdone themselves with this design and the quality must be seen to be believed. In terms of capacities, the HLT4014 is outstanding once more. At maximum height the capacity maxes out at a staggering 3000kg and the overall maximum charge is 4000kg. This allows for the safe movement of extremely heavy cargos at excellent heights.

The Haulotte HLT4014 telehandlers are in stock as of right now and available for immediate hire. As ever the knowledgeable, friendly staff here at Eagle Platforms are on hand to answer any queries you may have about equipment hire and can offer their advice on the best telehandler to suit your needs. In order to get in touch with Eagle Platforms to discuss your needs you can pick up the telephone and call free on 0344 693 3303 and someone with the expertise to assist you with your enquiry will be available to chat.

Don’t forget that should you need to arrange PASMA or IPAF accredited training for your telehandler operators Eagle Platforms also offers the highest quality training courses to keep you up to date with all of your training needs.