Sheffield’s Eagle Platforms – UK’s First IPAF Sustaining Member

A new first for one of the UK’s fastest growing hire firms Eagle Platforms Ltd, based in South Anston, now acknowledged for their green credentials are one of the UK’s leading providers of an extensive and diverse range of equipment for hire and complementary working at height training and run a whole host of IPAF accredited safety training courses.

About IPAF

IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) is a body recognised worldwide, whose remit it is to promote the safe and effective use of powered access equipment. Because of this, training programmes, such as those provided by Eagle Platforms, that are accredited by IPAF are incredibly popular and their qualifications are demanded by many firms seeking contractors across all continents.

What is IPAF Sustaining Membership?

The status of IPAF Sustaining Member is a recognition of the drive and willingness to improve safety and productivity in the industry and best achieve IPAF’s strategic initiatives as well as develop new ones to ensure the best possible practice moving forwards into the future, especially focused on green initiatives.

Environmental awareness, initiatives and Eagle Platforms

Why choose Eagle Platforms to become the UK’s first IPAF Sustaining Member? Their dedication to sustainable and environmentally friendly practice. Their long-term planning and substantial investment including a recent £3m purchase of electric, hybrid and low emission machinery, providing the perfect synergy of performance and sustainability. IPAF also pay great attention to the reduction of waste streams and recycling procedures when awarding this status, both of which Eagle Platforms have addressed. Eagle Platforms have even replaced their fleet of vehicles with the latest, most energy efficient Ford Transit models and all company cars are either Plug-In Hybrid or electric!

Opportunities at Eagle.

The company has doubled its payroll staff numbers to 50 and seek more motivated people who want to join the team. Vacancies in plant mechanics, HGV drivers, tele sales, and accountancy. A great fiscal reward awaits successful applicants, including top salaries, private BUPA healthcare package and bonus incentives.

The company line

In response to this prestigious award, Eagle Platforms Managing Director Dan Stewart is delighted but not resting on his laurels and stresses the urgency of the cause.
“It is an absolute joy to us to be the first UK headquartered rental company and IPAF training centre to achieve this coveted standard. With temperatures now past 30 degrees and rising, and the care we take of the planet being mainly responsible, we encourage others to do the same and work together with us to help make global warming something that generations to follow will not be left to deal with alone!”