For the last 40 years we have designed, built, inspected and maintained, along the way we have learnt a thing or two. Their use has increased due to demand and a change to regulation governing how, where and when they should be deployed.
Bespoke access equipment manufacturer, Planet Platforms, has just celebrated 40 successful years in business.Founded in 1977 by Pete Pemberton, the Yorkshire Based manufacturer marked the event with an open day at their Wakefield Premises.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) operates two Airbus H145 helicopters from bases at Nostell Priory, Wakefield, and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk. Maintaining the helicopters is essential as they provide swift medical interventions to over 5 million people throughout the whole of the Yorkshire region.
The front section of the fuselage including the cockpit of former RAF VC10 C1K XV106 has been loaned to the Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford Aerodrome, Stockport, UK so that it can be displayed to the public.
Planet Platforms has won the International Business of the Year 2017 award at the annual Wakefield Business Awards. The win recognised the strides Planet Platforms has made to expand its overseas business reaching markets as far afield as the Caribbean and Middle and Far East.
Every now and then we get involved in a project that is a little out of the ordinary and this river walkway was certainly a case in point. The building that required a maintenance walkway is adjacent to Blackfriars Bridge, Salford, Manchester.