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  • Clunk Click

    The IPAF Clunk Click Campaign

    August 12th 2015
    The Clunk Click campaign is a worldwide effort calling for all operators of cherry pickers to wear a full body harness with a short restraint lanyard attached to a suitable anchor point. The campaign was created as an initiative by the UK Powered Access Interest Group (PAIG) whom are part of the...
  • IPAF Training

    The IPAF Operator Course

    July 22nd 2015
    What is IPAF? The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) are dedicated in promoting safe and effective use of powered access throughout the industry. Established in 1983, IPAF represent the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, rental and training companies. Those who are...
  • Access Platforms

    Working Safely at Height

    July 22nd 2015
    As detailed on the Health and Safety Executive website, there a number of precautions operators should be aware of before they begin to use any powered access equipment. It is essential for anyone on the ground to have a plan incase of an accident. The plan should be well rehearsed and the person...
  • Access Equipment for the Aviation Industry

    Access Equipment for the Aviation Industry

    June 29th 2015
    We have a long history of supplying both standard and specially designed access equipment in to the aircraft industry. Our design division has recently been working closely with the Harrods Aviation maintenance team based at Luton Airport. The nosedock is a simple design and produced from...
  • MEWP Classification

    MEWP's Explained

    May 28th 2015
    As a guide, the British Standard BS 8640:2005 definition of 'MEWP' is a "mobile machine, which consists as a minimum of a work platform with controls, an extending structure and chassis; that is intended for work at height." However the most widely recognisable term for MEWPs is 'Powered Access,'...
  • Platform Sales & Hire Ltd Delivery Vehicles

    New Delivery Trucks at Platform Sales & Hire Ltd

    April 23rd 2015
    Here at Platform Sales & Hire Ltd, we are pleased to announce the recent acquisition of two heavy duty low profile beavertail truck bodies, produced and supplied by Sterling GP, based in North Yorkshire. Due for delivery to our Milton Keynes Site later on this year, Jarl James from Sterling GP...
  • New Cherry Pickers & Boom Lifts

    March 18th 2015
    Cherry pickers and boom lifts are some of the most versatile and manoeuvrable pieces of machinery, used for a wide variety of jobs in an equally as wide variety of industries. Their original purpose was for picking fruit from the tops of trees in orchards, but they have since been adapted to a...
  • 2006 – Genie – Z45/25J Bi Fuel for sale only £18,950!

    Buying A Used Cherry Picker

    March 6th 2015
    Here at Platform Sales, we always have a great range of used and refurbished stock. We know how expensive new machinery is, which is why we help our customers out by making sure we always keep used machinery in stock. Cherry Pickers are ideal machines for a huge variety of jobs and are versatile,...
  • Boom Lift Hire

    Hiring A Cherry Picker

    March 3rd 2015
    Sometimes you need a machine just for a single, one-off job or short piece of work. There’s no point in buying a machine, so we offer our customer’s the opportunity to hire one. You can hire machines for both long term and short term loan periods, with all of our machinery fully maintained and...
  • Boom lifts

    Boom Lifts

    February 27th 2015
    At Platform Sales we have a wide range of boom lifts to offer our customers, whether you want to buy brand new, used or hire a machine. Compact Industrial Booms range from 1m wide, making them very versatile and manoeuvrable, allowing you to access small spaces with the machinery, while still...
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