UK Platforms installs unique safety technology on 1,000th boom lift

UK Platforms, the specialist powered access equipment provider that is part of HSS Hire Group And plc, today announces the reaching of an important safety milestone – having installed its unique Activ’ Shield Bar (ASB) technology on 1,000 boom lifts in its fleet.

ASB cheap NFL jerseys is a unique secondary guarding device fitted to UK Platforms’ More boom lifts that dramatically reduces the risk of an operator being crushed by an overhead obstruction. It features a bar above the operator’s controls that, once pressed down, only allows inverse, reverse or lowering movements of the platform. This is particularly important in avoiding accidents where an operator’s body is pressed down on the controls by an overhead obstruction, forcing the machine higher.

The news follows HSS’ success at the 2015 International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA), where it won the award for Contribution to Safe grafico Working at Height, for its dedication to improving safe work practices and its ongoing commitment to safety through innovative developments including ASB.

Miguel Vicos, Managing Director of UK Platforms, said: “The risk of crush injuries is one of the biggest dangers when working at height. We developed ASB in response to industry demand, and it is great to see how it’s making working at height practices safer and more efficient than ever before.”

The technology was developed by Haulotte in partnership with UK Platforms, and was first introduced in May 2013. It is fitted as standard cheap MLB jerseys by UK Platforms on all new diesel boom lifts, and is being fitted retrospectively across its diesel boom fleet.

The 1,000th boom lift to be fitted with the technology is a HA41 RTJ Pro, cheap jerseys from China 134AB188GA, wholesale NFL jerseys one of UK Platforms’ largest machines, capable of reaching heights of up to 41 metres. It will be initially based in Greater Manchester but will be utilised Device nationally in market sectors including steel erecting, roofing and cladding, mechanical cheap jerseys and electrical engineering, facilities management and media.