Manual handling experts keep workers and public safe with aerial work platforms

When it comes to working at height, safety is paramount. And when working at height around members of the public, safety becomes doubly important.

Pallet Truck Shop, one of the UK’s leading providers of pallet trucks  sack trucks and aerial work platforms has stressed the importance of the latter when it comes to such situations – but especially when talking about working in areas and locations where it could put the public at risk.

Aerial work platforms, often also called aerial devices, elevating work platforms and mobile elevating work platforms are mechanical devices that are used to provide temporary access at height for workers and equipment to areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. Although not the most common piece of equipment due to their size, they are one of the best pieces of equipment when it comes to safety thanks to their strength, durability and robust nature.

Phil Chesworth, Managing Director at Pallet Truck Shop, said, “Aerial work platforms really are imperative for workers, whether it be builders, decorators, electricians or any other manual labourer, they provide a safe and secure base for them to carry out their work or repairs, safe in the knowledge that they are safe, and so are the public below.”

Common places to see an aerial work platform in use include school, should repairs need carrying out, shopping centres when expansions or building work is happening, on the street should a light need repairing and on building sites towards the end of the project.

Pallet Truck Shop stocks one of the most robust aerial platforms on the market. Semi-electric, able to reach heights of 5 metres and with a 240kg lift capacity, the fully mobile platform offers exceptional value for money. Priced at just £2,800 plus VAT, it is both reliable while also being budget-friendly.

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