Be safe, at any height!
Posted on by Julie Woodward
Did you know that falls from height remain the single biggest cause of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of major injury?
A-Plant helps you minimise the risk
As part of our absolute commitment to safety in the workplace, we have produced an extensive Working at Height Technical Guide that can be used each time you are considering work at height. This useful reference tool is available to download from the A-Plant website at customer-training
We have a vast range of equipment that is suited to doing each “at height” job correctly, efficiently and safely. And, because we invest more than any other UK hire company, we have one of the youngest fleets available - ensuring safe, reliable and modern equipment every time you hire.
Ladders can be used if, after assessing the risks, the use of more suitable work equipment is not justified because of the low risk and short duration. They can also be used for low risk work where there are features on the site that mean a ladder must be used.
Towers and Scaffolding
For some tasks, ladders aren’t the best option and it’s better to consider a platform - a properly erected mobile scaffold tower or a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP). Jobs such as removing or installing guttering, installing replacement windows, painting or demolition work should usually be carried out from scaffolds or mobile access equipment.
With a product fleet of over 2,000 machines we have the correct one for any operation. We are one of the UK’s market leaders in Powered Access with a range including:
- Scissor Lifts
- Telescopic Booms
- Articulated Booms
- And more…
We are an established, award winning UK training provider for Working at Height and deliver a range of courses which are independently approved by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA).
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