When working from high, it is important to choose the right access equipment. You have many choices, so today we are going give you some help in choosing the best access hire product.
Before you decide whether it is worth working at height, ensure that you have considered the safety and health issues. Make sure risks are correctly assessed and controlled. Ensure that job-holders are competent. Then, select the best equipment for the job. You can view the Safety and Health pages with answers to frequently asked queries here.
WHAT TYPE OF ACCESS ENGINEERING SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Here are some factors to think about when choosing the best access equipment.
WHAT HEIGHT WILL YOU BE WORKING?
This is an important point to consider. Some access equipment only have a narrow height range. You should choose equipment that will reach the height safely.
The electric scissorlifts can reach between 6.5-14 meters. Telescopic boomlifts, however, will allow you to reach heights of 56 m.
Measure accurately the height you need in order to select the right equipment.
Will YOU BE USING TOOLS, MOVING EQUIPMENT OR OTHER METHODS?
Consider whether you will use the equipment for moving objects.
When possible, choose equipment which allows you to carry all of the necessary tools onto the platform simultaneously. This will help you save time by not having to go up and down as much.
Towers or scissorlifts are generally larger than cherry pickers, and the platforms should be able accommodate the necessary weight.
WILL THE GROUND BE AT LEVEL?
The accessibility equipment you select will depend on the state of your ground.
Scissor lifts for instance have four wheels. However, they may not be able to maneuver into awkward positions. Choose access equipment with stabilising legs or outriggers for this situation.
ARE YOU ABLE TO WORK WITH OTHERS?
If you have to move equipment over or around obstacles, a boomlift or cherry picker may be the best choice.
However, if there is an obstruction overhead, such steelwork, power lines, or trees, a boomlift would not be the best choice because of the higher risk.
Before you start working, be sure to assess the risks in the area.
HOW MUCH SPACE CAN I GET TO WORK
When selecting the best access equipment for you, consider the space available. It is also important you think about the space available to put the equipment up.
You will be working in a public space? Do you have enough room to store the equipment in your area? Are there any narrow walkways or narrow doors?
Pick an equipment piece that is suitable for your location. An expert will help you choose the right equipment for your needs.
CONTACT OUR HELPERS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT ACCESS HARDWARE
ALTIDA prides themselves on offering a variety of access equipment to rent that is suitable for all purposes.
Genie products are the world’s most popular lifting-equipment maker. We hire them mainly. This underpins both our ethos, and our reliability as a company. We promise to give you the best.
Access equipment is also available from several brands, so customers are able to make informed decisions. These brands can be powered by electric or diesel fuel, adding to our extensive range.
You can even have a competent person come to your site to do a risk assessment, suggest the best equipment for the task, fill out all paperwork and manage your job.
We have worked hard over many years to build a strong reputation not only for access hiring but for all our other services. Our team of professionals and experts will gladly assist you in obtaining a quote. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary site survey.