www.rapidplatforms.co.uk http://www.rapidplatforms.co.uk/rssfeed this is our rss feed Rapid Platforms Gains FORS Silver Accreditation 24/01/2018 Rapid Platforms has been awarded FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Silver accreditation for its good working practices in the way it operates its powered access machine delivery and service van fleets. Rapid Platforms Gains FORS Silver Accreditation /news/forsaccreditation ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/fors.jpg Do you always wear a harness when operating a boom lift? 23/01/2018 Do you always wear a harness when operating a boom lift, do you make sure that it’s fitted correctly and do you inspect it for wear and tear? Knowing about harnesses could save your life, so make sure you attend one of our IPAF half day training courses. The course will cover the following: Do you always wear a harness when operating a boom lift? /news/harness ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/harness.jpg Rapid Platforms Help Glazing Specialist To Meet Tight Time Frame 23/01/2018 Truck and track mounts from the Rapid Platforms fleet helped contractors to complete glazing inspections and repair work to a tight deadline at an office complex in Bracknell, Berkshire. Rapid Platforms Help Glazing Specialist To Meet Tight Time Frame /news/glazingplatform ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/glazingplatform.jpg Boom Lift Helps To Safeguard Ancient Monument 03/01/2018 A Niftylift boom lift from the Rapid Platforms fleet has helped to safeguard the future of a 700-year-old monument for generations to come. Boom Lift Helps To Safeguard Ancient Monument /news/boom-lift-helps-to-safeguard-ancient-monument ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/ancientmonument.jpg The Best MEWPs For Working In Tight Spaces 06/12/2017 If you're working at height inside a building where space is restricted it's essential that you use the right machine for the job in hand. The Best MEWPs For Working In Tight Spaces /news/mewps-in-tight-spaces ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/mewptightspace.jpg Rapid Platforms Marks Its 35th Anniversary 23/11/2017 Rapid Platforms, one of the UK’s oldest powered access rental companies, marked its 35th anniversary in October. Rapid Platforms Marks Its 35th Anniversary /news/rapid-platforms-35 ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/rapidhire.jpg Seven Tips For Safe Working At Height 07/11/2017 Anyone who plans and supervises working at height must be trained and competent. The IPAF MEWPs for Managers course addresses this training need for supervising and planning MEWP operations Seven Tips For Safe Working At Height /news/working-at-height-safety-tips ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/heightsafety.jpg The importance of pre-use inspection and function check 11/10/2017 Before an operator begins to use a MEWP, he should carry out a static pre-use inspection to ensure that it is structurally safe and has no faults that could put themselves or others at risk. The importance of pre-use inspection and function check /news/preusechecks ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/preusechecks.jpg Getting The Most Out Of A Battery Powered MEWP 27/09/2017 If you've decided to book an IPAF course or you're about to go on one, this blog will give you an idea of what to expect. Getting The Most Out Of A Battery Powered MEWP /news/batterypowered-mewps ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/battery-powered.jpg What happens on an IPAF Operator course? 19/09/2017 If you've decided to book an IPAF course or you're about to go on one, this blog will give you an idea of what to expect. What happens on an IPAF Operator course? /news/ipaf-operator-course ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/ipaf1a1b3a3b.jpg Battery Powered MEWPs: What You Need To Know 18/09/2017 Most site breakdowns or down time on battery powered MEWPs are due to lack of maintenance or incorrect use by the hirer. However, a little care and maintenance can help you to save time and money, and ensure optimum safety and productivity. Battery Powered MEWPs: What You Need To Know /news/battery-powered-mewps ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/fs290.jpg Work at height on ground that is rough and uneven 23/08/2017 Let's suppose you need to work at height on ground that is rough and uneven – do you opt for a 4WD MEWP or a track mounted MEWP? Let's consider the pros and cons of each type of machine: Work at height on ground that is rough and uneven /news/work-at-height-on-uneven-ground ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/workatheight.jpg Newest Recruit Moves From Oz To The UK 27/07/2017 The latest person to be appointed by Rapid Platforms brings with him extensive industry experience gained from 'down under'. Newest Recruit Moves From Oz To The UK /news/newest-recruit-moves-from-oz ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/justin.jpg Don't Fall Foul Of The Law 27/07/2017 If you’re a manager, supervisor or director responsible for people using MEWPs, it’s essential that you know what your management and legal responsibilities are – otherwise you could face a hefty fine or even end up going to jail! Don't Fall Foul Of The Law /news/dont-fall-foul-of-the-law ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/IPAFMEWPsforManagers.jpg Senior Hire Controller Sam Holland praised for "a level of service that goes way beyond the normal call of duty." 18/07/2017 Sam has been helping Breyer Group plc with its truck mounted platform hire requirements as the company saw its workload increase. Senior Hire Controller Sam Holland praised for "a level of service that goes way beyond the normal call of duty." /news/service-that-goes-beyond-the-normal-call-of-duty ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/Signwriten45m008.jpg MEWPs: Why An Emergency Rescue Plan Is Vital 03/07/2017 Consider the possible consequences if you are working at height in a Mobile Elevating Work Platform and you became injured or ill? Would you have the knowledge to rescue yourself and would people on the ground be available and trained to safely lower the platform if you were unable to? MEWPs: Why An Emergency Rescue Plan Is Vital /news/mewps-emergency-rescue-plan-is-vital ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/MEWP%20Emergency%20Rescue%20Plan.png Ground Conditions: Important Points To Consider 27/06/2017 Before you consider operating a MEWP on ground that may not be familiar to you, bear in mind the following points: Ground Conditions: Important Points To Consider /news/ground-conditions-important-points-to-consider ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/GroundConditions.jpg Why You Should Consider A Machine Service Package 05/06/2017 For legal, safety and productivity reasons it’s vital that owners of powered access machines have them inspected and serviced by a CAP Certified engineer. Why You Should Consider A Machine Service Package /news/machine-service-package ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/loler_service_access_platforms.jpg £1 Million Expansion Programme for Rapid Platforms 05/06/2017 Rapid Platforms is investing over £1 million in new machines and is also recruiting four new employees. £1 Million Expansion Programme for Rapid Platforms /news/expansion-programme-for-rapid-platforms ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/rapid-investment.jpg Safety tips for using interior access equipment 15/03/2017 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 Safety tips for using interior access equipment /news/safetytipsforusinginterioraccessequipment ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/safetytips.jpg Three questions to ask before choosing access equipment 16/02/2017 When renting or buying access machinery it is vitally important to choose equipment that matches your requirements exactly. Attempting to Three questions to ask before choosing access equipment /news/three_questions_to_ask_before_choosing_access_equipment ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/image003.jpg First aid training: why should your employees be trained? 16/02/2017 Having first-aid training can be beneficial for both personal reasons and work-related issues; therefore, it is always a highly recommended First aid training: why should your employees be trained? /news/first_aid_training_why_should_your_employees_be_trained ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/shutterstock_362093528.jpg Grow your business with access equipment 30/01/2017 Do you own a small business that specialises in building maintenance, repairs or alteration? If you’ve been running your business Grow your business with access equipment /news/grow_your_business_with_access_equipment ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/Home_July_020.jpg 5 tips to help ensure you purchase the correct access machinery 16/01/2017 Purchasing the right access machinery can ensure you have the machine you need to work at height, whenever you need 5 tips to help ensure you purchase the correct access machinery /news/5_tips_to_help_ensure_you_purchase_the_correct_access_machinery ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/access_platfrom_for_sale_in_the_uk.jpg How to judge site safety in windy conditions 16/01/2017 When operating a cherry picker or other types of access machinery at height, there are numerous weather conditions that can How to judge site safety in windy conditions /news/how_to_judge_site_safety_in_windy_conditions ../../assets/sitefiles/site-41/images/work_at_height_in_windy_conditions_health_and_safety.jpg