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HIGH-VOLTAGE LINES AND WORKING AT HEIGHT: HOW TO REDUCE RISKS?

HIGH-VOLTAGE LINES AND WORKING AT HEIGHT: HOW TO REDUCE RISKS?

The use of aerial work platforms for the maintenance of infrastructure and power lines is common. However, it exposes operators to risks of electrocution, falls from height, and overturning of the aerial work platform.

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WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE USE OF AN AERIAL PLATFORM?

WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE USE OF AN AERIAL PLATFORM?

The use of an aerial platform extends beyond merely checking its physical condition. Indeed, it is important to ensure that you have in your possession a number of documents necessary for proper use. These documents are not just administrative formalities; they are the cornerstone of a successful and safe operation.

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LOAD PLATE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS INFORMATION HUB

LOAD PLATE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS INFORMATION HUB

The load plate defines the limits and capacities of the cherry picker, enabling efficient and safe use by operators working at heights. To ensure their safety and preserve the integrity of the cherry picker, operators must scrupulously adhere to each piece of data present on the load plate.

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EPI: BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS!

EPI: BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS!

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential for the safety of operators, as it provides protection against numerous risks. Therefore, it is important for employers to choose these equipments wisely, notably to optimize their effectiveness.

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WHO CAN PERFORM VGP?

WHO CAN PERFORM VGP?

Periodic General Verification (VGP) is mandatory and ensures the safety of operators who, in the course of their duties, are required to work at height. However, they must be carried out by qualified professionals.

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Everything you need to know about safety harness

Everything you need to know about safety harness

The longevity and effectiveness of your safety harness are conditioned by the quality of the materials used during the manufacturing process. Thus, some harnesses can last up to 10 years. In this article, we inform you about the current regulations and give you the keys to extend the lifespan of your harness.

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Static test and dynamic test, what are they ?

Static test and dynamic test, what are they ?

During a Commissioning Verification (CV) or a Return to Service Verification (RSV), the elevating platform undergoes a battery of tests aimed at ensuring its optimal operation, as well as the safety of operators. In this new article, we will present the static test and the dynamic test, which evaluate the stability and strength of your lifting equipment.

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What are the practiced rates of PGV

What are the practiced rates of PGV

The Periodic General Verification (VGP) ensures the safety of your employees and extends the lifespan of your lifting platform. It also guarantees its compliance. However, the rates for a VGP vary and can depend on several factors.

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When to wear a safety harness ?

When to wear a safety harness ?

The employer is responsible for the safety of its employees when they use a lifting platform. It is in this context that the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is mandatory, notably the wearing of a safety harness.

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How to leverage Security culture as employers ?

How to leverage Security culture as employers ?

Companies whose core business involves working at height are required to continuously improve their safety culture, which includes raising awareness about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) among their employees. In this article, we provide you with the keys to building a strong and coherent safety policy with your operators, which will significantly reduce workplace accidents related to falls from height.

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Focus on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Focus on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are devices that protect operators from known risks. They vary depending on the sector of activity, but their role remains the same: to protect the operator's entire body when they are in a situation presenting a danger.

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ARBORICULTURE: WHICH AERIAL PLATFORM TO CHOOSE?

ARBORICULTURE: WHICH AERIAL PLATFORM TO CHOOSE?

Arboriculture requires appropriate equipment, especially for working at heights with precision and safety. It is in this context that many arborists turn to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) to access trees and perform pruning and care. In this article, we will indicate the criteria to consider when choosing the right lift, to work efficiently and safely.

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What risks or overloading aerial platform ?

What risks or overloading aerial platform ?

Over the years, aerial work platforms have become indispensable tools for operators. And with good reason: they can be used to reach considerable working heights, which are necessary to complete a large number of projects. However, using a cherry picker can present risks and lead to accidents, particularly if the maximum load capacity of the equipment is not respected.

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INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION: A MAJOR ISSUE

INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION: A MAJOR ISSUE

Personal protective equipment (PPE) plays a major role in protecting operators from the occupational hazards they are exposed to. Their use must be accompanied by other protection and safety measures taken by employers to ensure work at heights under the best conditions.

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Alternatives to decarbonize work at height

Alternatives to decarbonize work at height

The use of clean vehicles offers numerous benefits, making it an integral part of the CSR policy of many companies today. Whether they are fully electric, powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), or using dual-fuel petrol-LPG, these vehicles represent a real opportunity to decarbonize your professional activities.

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Going up and down from an AWP; What are the risks ?

Going up and down from an AWP; What are the risks ?

Elevated work platforms are essential tools for working at heights. They are particularly appreciated by professionals in construction, maintenance, and events. Indeed, they provide access to inaccessible areas, offering flexibility and efficiency. However, their use involves risks that must be identified to optimize operator safety. Going up and down from an elevated work platform may seem trivial, but it poses often underestimated risks that can have serious consequences, ranging from minor injuries to fatal accidents. Therefore, it is crucial, prior to each operation, to identify these risks.

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Buying or renting your AWP, What is the best choice ?

Buying or renting your AWP, What is the best choice ?

Many professionals in the field of working at heights face the same question: is it more cost-effective to buy or rent an elevating platform? In this new article, we provide you with the keys to make the right decision - one that will save you money and best suits your needs. At KLUBB Group, we offer elevating platforms for sale and for rent.

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ARE DIFFERENT TRAINING MODULES AVAILABLE FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF AERIAL PLATFORMS?

ARE DIFFERENT TRAINING MODULES AVAILABLE FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF AERIAL PLATFORMS?

Yes, aerial platform training programs offer various modules tailored to the type of Aerial Work Platform (AWP) your employees will use. Although these training programs may seem similar, they distinguish themselves from others in specific aspects. Let’s take a closer look.

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UNEVEN TERRAIN AND AERIAL WORK PLATFORMS: WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN?

UNEVEN TERRAIN AND AERIAL WORK PLATFORMS: WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN?

Aerial work platforms provide better access to difficult-to-reach areas, and have revolutionised working conditions in many industries. However, the use of aerial platforms is not without risk, especially when they are operated on unstable terrain such as muddy or uneven ground. Indeed, each environment presents different challenges that every operator needs to identify and understand, in order to take specific precautions. As a reminder, the absence or lack of preparation can damage the platform and lead to serious or fatal injuries.

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PRE-USE INSPECTION: MANDATORY BEFORE BOARDING?

PRE-USE INSPECTION: MANDATORY BEFORE BOARDING?

Elevated work platforms play a major role in working at height. They have become one of the most effective solutions for accessing hard-to-reach areas in recent years. To achieve this, they must be operated with care. For operators, each boarding should come with responsibilities. Beyond mere usage, a pre-use inspection is essential. But why is this step so crucial for the operator themselves?

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How can employers ensure that their workers can properly operating an aerial work platform?

How can employers ensure that their workers can properly operating an aerial work platform?

It's not just about having the best equipment; it's about ensuring your team can use it effectively. When it comes to operating aerial work platforms (AWPs), we can't stress enough the importance of thorough training. By providing your workers with the necessary knowledge, you can not only increase productivity but also reduce the risk of accidents.

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Can a MEWP be used as a substitute for a crane?

Can a MEWP be used as a substitute for a crane?

Due to their specific design, MEWP can only be used to elevate operators and their equipment. They are designed for accessing high areas that would otherwise be difficult to access. Whilst crane are designed to lift and move heavy objects.

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What are the risks associated with overloading an aerial platform?

What are the risks associated with overloading an aerial platform?

As lifting devices that allow your operators to work at relatively high heights, the risks associated with using elevating platforms are very real. One of the most common causes of accidents when using a platform is overloading it.

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What are the differences between a telescopic and an articulated boom lift?

What are the differences between a telescopic and an articulated boom lift?

You may have noticed that not all aerial lift booms are the same. Some allow operators to reach working heights in a straight path - these are called telescopic booms - while others provide more flexible access to heights - we refer to these as articulated booms. If you are going to use an aerial lift soon, it is important for you to understand the difference between the two. Although telescopic booms and articulated booms both allow you to access a high work area, their characteristics and uses change the way you work.

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AERIAL PLATFORMS WITH AND WITHOUT OUTRIGGERS: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?

AERIAL PLATFORMS WITH AND WITHOUT OUTRIGGERS: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?

Wherever possible, aerial work platforms are mounted on carriers without outriggers. This equipment increases the weight of the vehicle and, despite popular belief, does not increase the working height. In addition, although the outriggers can be installed quickly, using a vehicle without outriggers saves about 5 minutes per operation, compared to a vehicle with outriggers. Particularly suitable for repetitive tasks, such as installing Christmas lights or maintaining street lighting, these platforms allow operators to save time, increase productivity and improve comfort.

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What are the maintenance requirements for an aerial work platform?

What are the maintenance requirements for an aerial work platform?

Regular maintenance is crucial for ensuring the safety and longevity of an AWP. In this article, we will discuss the maintenance requirements for aerial work platforms, including the maintenance schedule, daily, weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance checks.

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Why is it necessary to equip your aerial work platform?

Why is it necessary to equip your aerial work platform?

Correctly equipping and fitting out your van may seem unnecessary. However, a well designed vehicle can lead to a definite gain in productivity. How can this be possible? Let us explain!

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Why choose the Green pack option ?

Why choose the Green pack option ?

The climatic situation is pushing us to develop innovative solutions that are even more respectful of our environment. It is in this dynamic that the Green Pack was developed. Focus on this essential green solution!

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HOW TO AVOID THE RISK OF FALLS WHEN USING AN AERIAL PLATFORM ?

HOW TO AVOID THE RISK OF FALLS WHEN USING AN AERIAL PLATFORM ?

Today, Aerial work platforms are the most reliable solution for working at height: it allows the multi-way lifting of a workstation while ensuring the safety of the people being carried. However, to avoid accidents and reduce the risk of falls as much as possible, some rules must be carefully observed.

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Is there a diploma or training to drive a cherry picker?

Is there a diploma or training to drive a cherry picker?

The aerial work platform is a machine that can lift one or more operators to the work at height area. This type of vehicle is often used in the industry to secure operations at height. The rules for using this type of vehicle depends on the legislation in your country. The only universal regulation is the obligation to have a driving license.

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How to use a cherry picker?

How to use a cherry picker?

For your work at great heights, aerial work platforms are reliable and versatile machines capable of elevating one or more operators depending on the basket load. Their characteristics make them indispensable in many applications. In this article, we will answer a simple question: How to use an aerial work platform?

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What are the 5 types of aerial work platforms ?

What are the 5 types of aerial work platforms ?

When you are working in high and difficult to access areas, a ladder or scaffolding is not safe enough and often not sufficient. The safest way to work at huge heights today is to use aerial work platforms, which allow you to reach your work space in total safety. Through this article, you will discover the different models of aerial work platforms and their different abilities that will allow you to best meet your needs.

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Eco-friendly aerial work platform, choose the right vehicle!

Eco-friendly aerial work platform, choose the right vehicle!

To drive in a clean way, go green! The Klubb team can advise you on the purchase of your next eco-friendly aerial work platform, whether mounted on hybrid, dual-fuel, 100% electric or 100% natural gas vehicles. The environmental issue has become increasingly important in recent years and on June 8th, the European Parliament adopted a regulation aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from vehicles and light vans. In 2035, the sale of fuel powered vehicles will be banned in the European Union (EU). Klubb, a manufacturer of aerial work platforms, has anticipated this transition to alternative energies and already offers aerial work platforms mounted on eco-friendly vehicles. Find out more about the different types of engines available in our Green range, and the advantages of each of them.

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What are the main advantages of using an aerial work platform for arborists?

What are the main advantages of using an aerial work platform for arborists?

One of the most important risks of working at height in the tree sector is that the climber is very often in a position where they are not able to correctly identify potential risks around him.

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How To Choose The Right Aerial Lift For Your Business ?

How To Choose The Right Aerial Lift For Your Business ?

To get the job done with efficiency and safety, it is required to choose the right aerial work platform. Although they all look similar, each type of aerial work platform is designed for a specific industry challenge.

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How to protect yourself from the 4 biggest causes of aerial work platform accidents?

How to protect yourself from the 4 biggest causes of aerial work platform accidents?

The use of an aerial platform for work at height is becoming increasingly more common as it is a safe way to access the zone where the work is to be carried out. Accidents are still too common, especially with ladders or scaffolding, and falls from heights are always serious

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Who is responsible for the safe operation of the aerial platform?

Who is responsible for the safe operation of the aerial platform?

When working at height with a cherry picker, there must always be a designated person in charge. This designated person in charge is responsible of the safe use of the aerial work platform, but also of the safety of the road users.

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What is an aerial work platform ?

What is an aerial work platform ?

The aerial work platform is used for temporary work at height, when the use of a ladder is no longer sufficient and becomes dangerous. Its stability, which allows you to work safely, is imperative for construction, renovation, logistics and storage, lighting, maintenance and servicing.

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What is the importance of aerial platform training ?

What is the importance of aerial platform training ?

We can say it loud and clear: aerial work platforms are particularly effective when working at height. Although ladders and scaffolding are still used, we are convinced - and the market proves it - that boom lifts are more than just lifting equipment. In this article we have tried to highlight the importance of training in the use of aerial work platforms.

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Difference between payload and towing capacity

Difference between payload and towing capacity

When it comes to the day-to-day use of a boom lift, especially a vehicle mounted boom lift, it is essential to understand the difference between the payload of your machine and the towing capacity. From this observation you will then be able to make better use of your aerial work platform and reduce your costs.

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What does payload mean ?

What does payload mean ?

As an aerial work platform user, you’ve probably heard claims about payload capacity.

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Choosing your aerial work platform, should you buy new or used?

Choosing your aerial work platform, should you buy new or used?

Following a surge in demand for second-hand aerial platforms, let's take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of buying second-hand versus new.

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What are your quality processes?

What are your quality processes?

For more than 20 years KLUBB has been working to continuously improve the quality of its processes and products. This requirement is reflected in the obtaining of certifications and approvals but also in a constant effort of all our teams to optimise your safety and the durability and the maintenance cost of our lifting platforms on carriers. Here is a quick overview of our quality journey ...

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3 green solutions for working at height: 100% electric, hybrid and natural gas. How to choose?

3 green solutions for working at height: 100% electric, hybrid and natural gas. How to choose?

Discover the green solution that will fit with your needs. Economical and environmentally friendly solutions exist for all types of work at height.

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How the pre-inspection of an aerial work platform is carried out ?

How the pre-inspection of an aerial work platform is carried out ?

Aerial work platform inspection is part of its daily use of the machine. Discover the different phases of inspection :

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How many times a year should I inspect my aerial work platform?

How many times a year should I inspect my aerial work platform?

Either you’re using it twice a year or twice a day, your aerial work platform needs to be inspected.

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How to optimize the TCO of your fleet of aerial platforms on vehicles ?

How to optimize the TCO of your fleet of aerial platforms on vehicles ?

TCO has become a key indicator for Fleet Managers. This indicator is all the more important in the case of vehicles necessary for the operation of an activity such as aerial work platforms.

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How do you deal with noise pollution when using an aerial platform to work at height?

How do you deal with noise pollution when using an aerial platform to work at height?

What is noise pollution? Noise has emerged as a leading environmental nuisance in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region, and the public complains about excessive noise more and more often. Irritating noise can come

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What fall protection is required for an aerial lift ?

What fall protection is required for an aerial lift ?

If you are working at height on an aerial lift, you may be required to use fall protection equipment to prevent you from falling.

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What is the difference between an aerial lift and a scissor lift ?

The concept of aerial work platforms encompasses a wide variety of different machines. A variety that can quickly confuse anyone who wants to buy this type of machine to work at height.

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Can you exit a MEWP at height ?

Can you exit a MEWP at height ?

The sole purpose of a MEWP is to lift people (called operators) to a position so they can work at height safely. Considering that, it could be understood that mobile aerial work platforms are not designed to just move people like an elevator or exit the basket in order to access height areas.

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Exploring the Use of Aerial Platforms in Confined Spaces: Safety and Best Practices"

Exploring the Use of Aerial Platforms in Confined Spaces: Safety and Best Practices"

Aerial platforms, also known as boom lifts, scissor lifts, and cherry pickers, are commonly used to provide workers with access to elevated or hard-to-reach areas in a variety of industries. However, the use of aerial platforms in confined spaces can present unique challenges and hazards that must be properly addressed to ensure the safety of workers.

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Mobile Elevated Aerial Platform : An Introduction to the most useful vehicle for industries

Mobile Elevated Aerial Platform : An Introduction to the most useful vehicle for industries

Mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) have become an essential tool for a wide range of industries and applications. They provide a safe and efficient way for workers to access elevated heights.

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Can you tie off to an aerial lift ?

Can you tie off to an aerial lift ?

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Can a truck-mounted aerial platform be used in high winds or inclement weather?

Can a truck-mounted aerial platform be used in high winds or inclement weather?

As you may know the use of truck mounted aerial work platforms is ruled by several safety regulations whose purpose is to prevent the operator from suffering minor or fatal injuries. Among them are falls from the basket, electrocution or the tipping of the platform.

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What are the advantages of natural gas used as a fuel for your vehicle mount lift?

What are the advantages of natural gas used as a fuel for your vehicle mount lift?

What is natural gas? Natural gas is a mixture of gases which are rich in hydrocarbons. Natural gas is not used in its pure form; it is processed and converted into cleaner fuel for consumption...

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Is there a checklist before using an aerial lift platform ?

Is there a checklist before using an aerial lift platform ?

Use aerial work platforms are one of the safest ways to perform in work at height. To ensure this use is always carried out under excellent conditions, it is essential to check your equipment through...

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What types of training are required for workers who operate aerial work platforms?

What types of training are required for workers who operate aerial work platforms?

Training is crucial for workers who operate aerial work platforms because it helps to ensure their safety and the safety of those around them. Here are some reasons why training is important

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What are safety precautions when using boom lifts?

What are safety precautions when using boom lifts?

A boom lift is a safety machine allowing work at height, commonly referred to a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP). The Klubb company designs a large selection of models in order to fit with the requiement...

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Are you able to build a Renault Master aerial platform up to the latest standards?

Are you able to build a Renault Master aerial platform up to the latest standards?

Renault and Klubb : a long term partnership based on successful conversions like the Renault Master aerial platform or the Trafic van mounts… Aerial platform on a Renault Master or on a Renault Trafic ...

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When is it too windy to use a boom lift ?

When is it too windy to use a boom lift ?

The aerial platform produce by Klubb Group are intended for an outdoor use. The use of this type of vehicle in strong winds or in gusty winds is regulated. In general, more than 45km/h is...

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PPE: what is their importance for the safety of operators?

PPE: what is their importance for the safety of operators?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) has the role of protecting operators of aerial work platforms from the various risks they face in their profession. PPE is not the only form of protection, but rather one among other safety measures that employers, employees on site, and manufacturers providing safe work platforms should consider.

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Why wear a ladder belt on aerial platform ?

Why wear a ladder belt on aerial platform ?

Klubb aerial work platforms are designed to ensure the safety of operators during work at height operations. However, it is important to specify that wearing a safety ladder belt is strongly recommended and depends on...

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 Operator Comfort in Aerial Platforms: A Key to Safety

Operator Comfort in Aerial Platforms: A Key to Safety

Aerial platform operators are akin to superheroes. Working at heights, they face unique challenges and must contend with various risks. It is imperative to ensure that their risky work is made as secure as possible. One way to achieve this is by enhancing operator comfort when using an aerial platform. At Klubb, we recognize that investing in operator comfort can have a significant impact on their safety and productivity.

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What are the essential components of an aerial platform training program

What are the essential components of an aerial platform training program

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What safety procedures are emphasized during aerial platform training ?

What safety procedures are emphasized during aerial platform training ?

Aerial platform training is required for ensuring the proper use of AWP by your employees. During an AWP training they will learn more about safety procedures than how to use an AWP. These safety procedures emphasized during AWP training, like the IPAF training are listed below...

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What are the advantages of boom lift rentals?

What are the advantages of boom lift rentals?

Aerial work platforms are used more and more for working at height. They reduce the risk of falls and provide significant working comfort for a better quality of work. Renting such tools is ideal for

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14 rules for a better aerial platform safety

14 rules for a better aerial platform safety

You know it as well as us, every work has its hazards and risks involved in it. But when you look at working at height a little more closely. You soon realize that this kind of situation requires more attention, more preparation, in order to provide workers a safety routine.

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Can an aerial platform be used on a slope ?

Can an aerial platform be used on a slope ?

Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are designed to carry out work at height. There are 7 types of aerial work platforms, each with its own specificity. To make the right choice when using your aerial work platform you must analyse your site environment. Indeed, it is important to adapt your machine to the terrain on which you are working. For a sloping site, you can use...

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Are passengers included in the payload ?

Are passengers included in the payload ?

In our last article we introduced the concept of payload for all types of vehicles. A payload that is important to understand and calculate, especially if you are going to use an aerial work platform mounted on a carrier. It doesn't matter if it's a van-mounted aerial work platform or a truck-mounted aerial work platform.

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