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Safety Tips For Using Interior Access Equipment

Safety Tips For Using Interior Access Equipment

While our cherry pickers, hoists and truck-mounted access platforms are clearly designed for outdoor use, we also offer access equipment that can be used indoors

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Three questions to ask before choosing access equipment

Three questions to ask before choosing access equipment

When renting or buying access machinery it is vitally important to choose equipment that matches your requirements exactly. Attempting to

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First aid training: why should your employees be trained?

First aid training: why should your employees be trained?

Having first-aid training can be beneficial for both personal reasons and work-related issues; therefore, it is always a highly recommended

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Grow your business with access equipment

Grow your business with access equipment

Do you own a small business that specialises in building maintenance, repairs or alteration? If you’ve been running your business

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5 tips to help ensure you purchase the correct access machinery

5 tips to help ensure you purchase the correct access machinery

Purchasing the right access machinery can ensure you have the machine you need to work at height, whenever you need

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How to judge site safety in windy conditions

How to judge site safety in windy conditions

When operating a cherry picker or other types of access machinery at height, there are numerous weather conditions that can

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Investing in spare access equipment to increase profits

Investing in spare access equipment to increase profits

Do you run a small business that requires your employees to work at height? If so, you may already own

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Minimising risk when using access machinery

Minimising risk when using access machinery

Cherry pickers, hoists and other forms of access machinery are the most efficient and flexible way to reach high places.

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Three benefits of using a cherry picker

Three benefits of using a cherry picker

A cherry picker, also known as an elevated platform can solve a whole multitude of head-scratching conundrums, from sign placement

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Three fun facts about cherry pickers

Three fun facts about cherry pickers

Cherry pickers are one of those things we take for granted. They can be intimidating (especially if you're scared of

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Why access machinery is superior to more old-fashioned access solutions

Why access machinery is superior to more old-fashioned access solutions

Access platforms and similar devices (such as cherry pickers and hoists) are fantastic if you or your employees need to

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Three reasons your employees need IPAF training

Three reasons your employees need IPAF training

Have you have recently started a business that utilises cherry pickers or other access platforms? If so, you shouldn’t underestimate

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Working at height - mythbusting health and safety regulations

Working at height - mythbusting health and safety regulations

How well do you know the health and safety regulations around working at height? There are a lot of common

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Introducing PASMA and IPAF

Introducing PASMA and IPAF

In any industry, it's easy to get into the habit of using acronyms for organisations and then simply assuming that

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Top 4 uses for a cherry picker

Top 4 uses for a cherry picker

The cherry picker is one of the most diverse pieces within the construction and engineering world. Originally designed to be

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The advantages of purchasing equipment

The advantages of purchasing equipment

We recently covered the advantages of hiring access machinery in another blog post, but if you're still undecided about

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Things to consider when hiring access platforms

Things to consider when hiring access platforms

There are plenty of reasons you might need to hire a cherry picker or access platforms – from construction

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Rapid Platforms Charity Work

Rapid Platforms Charity Work

Rapid Platforms is proud to sponsor different charities throughout the year. One charity we have sponsored over the last few

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IPAF and PASMA training - what it is and why you need it

IPAF and PASMA training - what it is and why you need it

Working at height remains one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries. The good news is that

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Using machinery safely

Using machinery safely

Rapid Platforms have a wide range of machinery available to hire for working at height. From cherry pickers to

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The advantages of hiring equipment

The advantages of hiring equipment

When you’ve got a project on that requires an electric hoist or a powered access platform, you’ll obviously have

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What is PUWER?

What is PUWER?

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) was brought in to increase health and safety in the

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What access platform do you need?

What access platform do you need?

Access platforms enable you to safely carry out any work that needs to be undertaken at height, whether that

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How can an IPAF certification benefit you?

How can an IPAF certification benefit you?

IPAF is the International Powered Access Federation, an operative record scheme recognised by Build UK and other sites, across

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Why should you get a PASMA certification?

Why should you get a PASMA certification?

PASMA (Pre-fabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association) is the recognised training body for the use of PASMA Tower Equipment

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Do I need a PAL card?

Do I need a PAL card?

The PAL (Powered Access Licence) card is globally recognised by relevant industries as ultimate proof of professional access platform

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Why you may need to hire or buy a cherry picker

Why you may need to hire or buy a cherry picker

Cherry pickers have a number of uses and are invaluable to many engineering and construction businesses around the world.  Although

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A guide to buying an access platform

A guide to buying an access platform

Access platforms can be used to complete any work that needs to be done at height, and there are

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LOLER and you

LOLER and you

In 1998, LOLER came into effect. LOLER (which stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) is part of

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Should I hire or buy an access platform?

Should I hire or buy an access platform?

To hire or to buy - this is one of the biggest questions we hear on a regular basis

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Why you should have your cherry pickers and access platforms serviced regularly

Why you should have your cherry pickers and access platforms serviced regularly

Access platforms and cherry pickers are usually very sturdy, reliable machines. They are used to lift people to great

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Five safety tips for access equipment

Five safety tips for access equipment

We pride ourselves on offering the UK's broadest range of access equipment for a number of different industries, as well

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Haileybury School Publicity Shoot

Haileybury School Publicity Shoot

Haileybury School Publicity Shoot Haileybury was originally founded in 1806 as a training establishment for the East India Company but closed in

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