How to use a work platform on a working space? Work platforms and hop ups are very stable and safe products to use, but there are some points which need to be paid attention to in order to guarantee safety during the use. What are the correct procedures when using a work platform hop up in a completely safe manner to avoid accidents of any type? Let’s consider together the most common practices for using work platform hop-ups.
Fix type work platform ladders
Regarding all types of industrial ladders, there are safety provisions both for the construction of the product itself and for its use in the workplace. Professional products are always accompanied by detailed instruction manuals with all the precautions for use and for the product maintenance, since a correct maintenance is also very important to ensure safety. All users must be aware of the correct way to use the product.
Adjustable work platforms
In case of platforms and ladders adjustable in height, the user needs to make sure that the ladder is completely opened and blocked before use. Height adjustable work platforms have security blocks to avoid unpleasant surprises during the use.
Do not overload
Whether a simple step stool or a platform ladder, all of our products have a maximum load capacity. It is important that the user is concerned about the maximum load before using any type of ladder work platform, both for human weight and for the weight of equipment. The space of the platform also needs to be taken in consideration when positioning the working materials or other working equipment.
Work on flat surfaces
Work platforms ladders can be very solid and steady as far as they are used on flat surfaces. It is important to consider the consistency and the inclination of the land where the hop-ups are placed and avoid non-flat surfaces or slippery surfaces when using the work platform hop-ups.
Never exceed working height
Any ladder work platform has a maximum height. The working height can be considered the total sum of the platform height plus the height of the operator. Do not exceed the working height when positioning or working on elevated locations to store goods of just for maintenance work to avoid fallings. It is also important not to expose yourself from the platform during the work phases. Do not add additional height by using blocks or other material on top of the platform.
Work only on the platform
For different kinds of particular operation and particular heights, it is important to work only from the platform protected place and not to work on the steps. Work platform steps are anti-slip to facilitate the climbing on the platform but are not conformed to work on them at certain heights.
Do not combine two or more products together
Do not place one tool on top of another tool or build towers of any kind to reach high places. Each single product must be used in maximum safety due to its specific usage properties, and must not be used improperly.
Consider the weather before use
When using a product for outdoor use, always consider the weather conditions to avoid dangers and inconveniences. Do not use hop ups or platform ladders outside during rain, snow, high wind or under other similar adverse weather conditions.
For any other issue on matters of safety use of hop-ups, step stools and platform ladders feel free to contact our staff.
Simple but essential, work platform hop-ups and ladder platforms for construction sites and different work situations are a truly practical and versatile tool to facilitate work in reaching intermediate height positions. Professional hop ups as well as different types of step stools are built with a solid structure and are at the same time stable and easy to move, to place and to store. Let’s discover how these products are of big help in so many and various contexts and places.
Hop up work platforms
This tool is usually used in many work sites when there is no need for a ladder but a valid low small platform is required for maintenance, repairing, painting or store goods. The one step platform is square and usually adapts for 1 person for the smallest product, while there are different models with wider platforms that allow and facilitate movement during the work or more than one person at the time. A professional hop up, usually made of aluminium or fiberglass, can be of different height as well, and there are several models according to the situations and needs. Fix type hop-ups and foldable hop-ups are particularly useful for small jobs at construction sites, warehouses, car repair shops, but also for outdoor use such as gardening or agriculture related works.
In the category of the stepstools we can find many types of small and low work platforms with one to four or five steps, or without steps, according to the need and the height of use. We can have fixed type step stools as well as foldable step stools, easy to store and to transport. The material of the step stool can vary from wood to aluminium. A particular sturdy step stool is a great support for different types or work:
- Step stool for kitchen
- Step stool for libraries
- Step stool for mechanics
- Step stool for painting
- Step stool for supermarket
Custom made step stool and work platform hop up
Scale DC, thanks to its pluriannual experience on the field of design and realization of industrial ladders and related products, has a wide range of height adjustable work platforms and step stools of various kind. Most of our products are customizable according to the customer request in height, size and material. We pay particular attention to grant a safe and pratical working tool to satisfy the most demanding customer.
As already mentioned above, a vast assortment of ladder platforms or podium ladders of different height are available from our catalogue. Platform with ladders is very useful in different situations but always need several protection optionals to ensure safety during the use, as well as anti-slip surface and steps, and feet with anti-slip rubber tips. Also for this category of product we can have special folding types as well as fix type or movable models.
- Fixed platform ladder
- Foldable platform ladder
- Sliding podium ladder
Scale DC products
Our field of expertise range from professional ladders for domestic use up to other industrial products such as aluminium-scaffolds and aerial platforms, there’s no height we are not able to reach. Our products suit construction sites, cemetery, green areas and many industrial use and are realized with technical designs according to the most strict European Regulations, and are customizable according to usage needs.