As an aerial work platform user, you’ve probably heard claims about payload capacity.
To be perfectly honest, if this is not the case, you have not been paying much attention. Because most, if not all, aerial work platform manufacturers, like us, put forward the payload in a very suggestive way.
If the word payload still sounds a bit strange to you, let us explain what exactly it is, so that you will have a completely different view of your aerial platform the next time you use it.
What exactly is payload ?
In the automotive industry, payload is considered as the maximum weight a vehicle can carry out safely - including you. A large payload is important for aerial platform mounted on a vehicle because it allows you, as an operator, to take with you all the tools and equipment you need for doing your work properly and safely.
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.
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.
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.