Access Platform Hire: Traffic Management

Posted on: December 23rd, 2014

Getting the right access platform hire for your job can be a difficult decision. With so many access platforms to choose from and a range of technical specifications to consider, it can be easy to forget about traffic and road management.


Whilst using your access platform hire it is common to find that you need to block off a proportion of the road, at the very least narrowing the road to allow enough room for the access platform and traffic to pass. Many of the larger machines have stabilising arms that protrude from the sides to keep them balanced and safe whilst using the articulating boom, meaning that you need to close off a safe distance around the machine to compensate for this.

This can be a headache for companies using access platforms for getting work done on their site, but it is easily avoidable with our traffic management solution. We can take care of all the planning and road closure requirements for your project, and we work closely with local councils and the Highways Agency to ensure that the process is as quick as possible, allowing you to focus on using the access platform hire to get the job done instead of worrying about traffic management. 


As part of the service we offer, we will conduct a risk assessment of the area you will be working with the access platform on and evaluate whether you need a full road closure, temporary diversion or just some safety equipment such as cones and barriers for around the access platforms. Failure to plan properly can lead to very big fines if the correct traffic management is not in place.


We provide all the materials you will need for any potential road closure, including traffic lights, cones, safety equipment – This is include full Chapter 8 signage, council permits and council closure fees.


Closing a road is never ideal, especially if you intend to use the access platform hire for a long time on the road. Closed roads can be an irritation to motorists and pedestrians alike, but with our traffic management solutions you will be able to let us deal with the traffic management so you can get the job done.


Contact us today to find out more about our traffic management and how we can assist you not only by providing powered access platform solutions, but with our other services also.

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