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Work Platform Forklift Attachments
By Camille Howe
The chances are that one of the most expensive investments that your company has made is the fork lift truck. In order to get the best possible use out of your investment, it is essential to find as many uses as possible for the asset so that you can keep it busy as often as possible. The more often a tool is used, the more value for money it offers, and the more value it provides for your business. Finding roles that can be carried out by a vehicle as versatile as a forklift truck is simple, and there are a range of accessories such as forklift work platform attachments that give you a much greater range of different options when it comes to maximizing the range of tasks that you can carry out.
Forklift work platforms are a simple to use alternative to other types of elevated working platforms that will enable staff to use the lifting potential of the fork lift truck to get them into a place where they can carry out inspection or maintenance work at a high level. The platform provides staff with a decent sized place in which to work, and dependent on the actual design of the model that you choose, you will be able to carry out a wide variety of tasks that otherwise would have required a specific platform.
The design of the fork lift work platforms available from many companies is intended to be as user friendly as possible, and with this in mind, care has been taken to ensure that no matter what available space you have. Forklift attached work platforms are simple to use. All that is required for them is to slide the standard forks into the channels that form the base of the platform, and for it to be lifted. The platform is stable in use, and has a capacity that is sufficient for at least two staff to work comfortably without any real risk. Any lifting is subject to the limits imposed on the overall system by the fork lift truck rating that is being used.
The design of the fork lift work platforms available from a company is intended to be as user friendly as possible, and with this in mind, care has been taken to ensure that no matter what available space you have, the platform can be folded almost flat in order to take up as little room as possible when it is not in use.
In order to increase the level of safety available from the forklift work platform attachment when in use, it is important for certain precautions to be taken. A chain needs to be fastened to the actual forklift truck to hold the platform in place as securely as possible, and in addition to this, all of the safety bars must be locked into place so that they securely contain the area for working in. In addition to these physical precautions with the actual platform, it is also vitally important that users fasten themselves securely to the actual platform with the use of a lanyard that has been rated to carry their weight, so that if the worst happens, and a user falls out of the platform, they will be prevented from getting injured due to hitting the ground.
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