Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 legislation, there have been many attempts to provide a replacement for step ladders in workplaces across New Zealand. While some step ladders meet these height standards, they are not recommended for working at high levels for an extended period of time. Heavier duty tasks that require a lot of physical strength, dexterity or co-ordination are best done on-ground, but if you need to be at a heightened level, then an adjustable height work platform is the best solution.
Work platforms are the ultimate equipment piece for all labourers. While step ladders can provide access to over-head areas for short periods, a platform ladder can truly make a long day’s work considerably easier and less of a burden on the body.
If you’re thinking of making an investment in a work platform, it’s important that you consider all the different variables carefully before deciding which particular product to purchase. Think about the material it's made out of, how long it will last, and how safe it is for your labourers.
Our SafeSmart Access range of aluminium access platforms come with an easy to assemble design making them very efficient and suitable to a broad range of work requirements. Whether you are working inside or out, our high grade aluminium platforms are suitable for all working scenarios.
Aluminium being a strong, durable and corrosion resistant material ensures labourers have a safe and stable base when performing any work. Its durability means that it won’t let you down after a couple of jobs, but will rather continue to serve you for years with the same reliability as the day you purchased it.
From loading dock platforms to portable stairs with platforms - there is a range of quality height-work platforms to suit all needs. If you’re looking for a customised work platform, feel free to get in touch with the SafeSmart team who will be more than happy to help.