When it comes to working at height, there is a wide range of access equipment to choose from. Finding the right one for your project can be a little confusing, and it can be tempting to stick with the same access equipment you’ve used before. If you normally choose scaffold as your method of access, below are 8 very good reasons why you should consider switching to using MEWPs ( mobile elevating work platforms).
Saving money is one of the main reasons our clients stop using scaffold and start using MEWPs. A scaffold may be viable for long term projects, but for lots of projects the cost of hiring a MEWP is much cheaper than paying for scaffolding to be installed.
There is also lots of potential to save money by speeding up completion of your project, more about this in the next section.
The old adage save time save money is certainly true. When using a truck mounted MEWP as your access method there is no need to carry scaffold boards and poles, you simply drive the MEWP to where you need it and set up. Some other ways using access platforms can speed up your project are
MEWPs are technologically advanced and manufactured with safety in mind. Some of the ways using a MEWP for your access solution improves safety are
Using a truck mounted access platform you can work safely up to 104m in the air! There is a MEWP designed for working safely on every project and all site conditions.
MEWPs don’t just go upwards many of them extend outwards too, incredibly useful if
MEWPs don’t just lift people, they can safely lift materials, equipment, and components too. They even do both jobs at once, providing a safe method of working at height for technicians as well as lifting the equipment or materials needed for the project.
Need help with establishing a safe lift plan? Our qualified contract lifting team can help, see our contract lifting page for more details.
Access platforms have a wide range of boom movements allowing them to be quickly, safely and precisely positioned.
MEWPs don’t just go upwards, some of them can go down too!
Negative reach is where the MEWP cage is lowered below the level of the truck. Some of the MEWPs in our fleet have up to 15 metres of negative reach, very useful when you
Falling from height remains one of the most common fatal accidents in the workplace. The different types of access equipment can be bewildering, so it is worth speaking to a specialist when planning your project. If you need help choosing the right piece of access equipment for your project please contact us.