5 Benefits Of Truck Mounted Access Platforms

May 01 2018
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When choosing equipment for working with heights, a small mistake can lead to delays and safety hazards. While the quality of such equipment should be top-notch, the type of the machine is just as important.

Whether you are planning repairing, cleaning or maintenance jobs, we suggest considering truck-mounted access platforms. They have numerous advantages over ladders and ropes regardless of the project’s complexity. These access platforms are suitable for both commercial and residential projects.

  1. Impressive Durability

Access platforms are very durable. When you are standing on a ladder or hanging from a rope, you feel a little shaky regardless of your experience with heights. Meanwhile, being a little unsure of your footing can reduce the speed of your work. Using a sturdy platform can help you get the job done faster while enjoying a peace of mind.

  1. Using Both Hands

Whenever you are working with ladders or rope descent systems, you need one hand to guide and steady yourself. This reduces the quality and speed of your work. You are also limited when it comes to taking the necessary tools with you. Truck mounted access platforms allow you to use both hands and take advantage of as many accessories as you can bring.

  1. Taking On Tough Projects

When you are working in uncomfortable conditions, such as balancing on a ladder or hanging from a rope, you tire much faster. By climbing a truck-mounted access platform, you are allowing yourself to work in a safe and comfortable environment. This improves the quality of your work and allows you to work longer. You can change the position you are working in and avoid cramps.

  1. Feeling Safe

Working at heights involves following a variety of strict rules. Any project you take on at a height is risky. It can result in falls, injuries, and even death. Any job you need to do at a height bigger than one story is safer with a truck mounted access platform. Besides, when you hire such a platform, you can take advantage of advice from an experienced operator.

  1. Closer Access

Truck-mounted access platforms allow you to get close access to hard-to-reach spaces. They work in the areas where rope descent systems just aren’t effective, and ladders are out of the question.

Taking advantage of access platforms can improve the quality of your work, reduce risks, and help you meet deadlines.

WHAT IS IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense – through providing technical advice and information; through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards; and through safety initiatives and training programmes. IPAF is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members, which include manufacturers, rental companies, distributors, contractors and users. IPAF members operate a majority of the MEWP rental fleet worldwide and manufacture about 85% of platforms on the market.
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