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WHAT IS AN ACCESS PLATFORM?

WHAT IS AN ACCESS PLATFORM?

A BENCH, A CHAIR, A LADDER OR TWO LADDERS WITH A BOARD BETWEEN THEM. THESE ARE CONSIDERED ACCESS PLATFORMS, CRUDE, UNSAFE BUT EFFECTIVE. WE DO NOT CONDONE THE USE OF THESE BUT WERE MERELY TRYING TO MAKE A POINT. THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL AN ACCESS PLATFORM.THE POINT IS IF YOU NEED TO GET OFF THE GROUND TO ACCESS SOMETHING OVERHEAD YOU HAVE WHAT IS CALLED, AN ACCESS PLATFORM. It CAN BE SCAFFOLDING, SCISSOR LIFT, BOOM LIFT OR PERSONNEL LIFT. There are many different names associated with the different lifts but they all have one thing in common and that is to access your overhead needs.

This shows scaffolding spanned over seats to Access lights above. This is a versatile access platform

You have a church with lots of pews and lights above and they need to be changed, what do you do? There are a few options remove the pews and drive a scissor lift or boom lift in as long as the floors are level to access your lights. If the floors are not level then that throws those access platforms out. The other idea is to leave the pews in place and use lightweight aluminum scaffolding that can go up and over the pews. This is achieved by either adjusting the legs out or offsetting a frame, if the floor is really sloped.  Now you have an access platform that will work without having to remove the pews which saves time and energy.

Let’s say your a homeowner who wants to access the side of his two-story building to painted it.  Well you have many choices of access platforms. You can use a boom lift if the ground is solid enough or a scissor lift if the ground is solid or a ladder or scaffolding. All of these are very useful access platforms it just depends on how much you want to spend and how much time you have. This is why you should call a professional to looking at your job and suggest the proper access platform.

When using access platforms please refer to the instruction manuals for any questions or call your representative. If instruction manuals do not come with equipment please call and ask your representative for them or check the equipment before they leave. Any reputable company will go over the proper use of your access equipment with you as well as answer any questions you may have.

If you have any questions regarding access platforms please feel free to give us a call at 707. 799. 8902. We want to make your overhead access needs safe and compliant with all applicable safety rules and regulations.

As we like to say it Upright Scaffold North America,”IF YOU NEED TO GET UP GET UP RIGHT WITH UPRIGHT SCAFFOLD North AMERICA.”