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 the current legislation in your country.
But stay in mind that the most important thing is to prevent aerial platforms operators falling from boom lift.
To respect this safety rules, wear a harness is the best used. In the same way we recommend to use all PPE, personal protective equipment, to protect you. In general, the whole body can and should be protected during work at height in an aerial platform. We strongly encourage you to educate yourself and to thoroughly read the user’s Manual before using your aerial platform. Operators must be adequately trained, informed and have sufficient practice in using the machine safely. Operators must also possess a training certificate.
To perfectly know your material use we provide videos how will describes all procedure you need to know to work in safe conditions (all the emergency operation, the control panel use…). To simplify the access to those videos we stick a QR code directly on our aerial platforms, so you always have a direct access if you need to rewatch a procedure in particular.
According to the standards currently in force concerning protection against accidents, when on the platform the operator must:
– Wear a helmet
– Wear and secure the specific ladder belt to the ring attached to the basket:
Maximum authorized length of lanyard: 1 m
– The operator on the ground must also wear a helmet.
– Also wear approved clothing protecting against accidents (non-slip safety shoes, jacket with reflective strips and gloves).
As IPAF, the international federation for equipment dedicated to work at height, reminds us, good compliance with safety rules significantly prevents the risk of falls. We invite you to consult their safety campaigns.
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.
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.
BUYING OR RENTING YOUR ELEVATING PLATFORM: HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT 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.