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Remember These Points To Safely Operate A Suspended Platform

Author: Alan Wood
by Alan Wood
Posted: Sep 23, 2022

Also known as a cradle, the gondola suspended platform is an electrical and temporary suspended access equipment used by workers and technicians to work at heights. It is an easy-to-use and effective solution largely used for the installation of windows and billboards, plastering and painting jobs, external renovation, window cleaning, and decoration of silos, chimneys, bridges, etc.

What contractors can do to ensure the safe operation of the suspended platform

Unfortunately, incidents and accidents involving this advanced working equipment on different construction sites have often been reported. Thus, it is crucial that contractors should strengthen the supervision of the site, conduct testing and daily inspection of the suspended platform, and remember these 7 key points:

  • It should always be ensured that the
suspended platform cradle is not overloaded.

  • The suspended platform should never be used in bad weather conditions like during thunderstorms or strong winds as this can cause danger to the workers.
  • Ensure that the suspended platform you have is of reliable mechanical construction. Drums and pulleys, suspension and wire ropes, brakes, working platforms, counterweights, switches, and control levers should be in good working order.
  • Every person working on the suspended platform should be offered a fall arrest system that must include an independent lifeline, fittings and fall arrestor, and a full body harness.
  • The wire ropes should be checked thoroughly to see whether they are in good working condition. If any distortion in the ropes or broken wires is found then the platform shouldn’t be operated.
  • The suspended platform should be properly maintained and a detailed maintenance record should be kept. Testing, examination, and everyday inspection should always be done according to the applicable standards. Certificates should be acquired from a competent examiner for display and retention on the suspended platform.
  • Each and every worker who is supposed to operate it should be provided with sufficient training, instruction, information, and supervision for their health and safety.

Are you thinking of investing in a dependable, easy-to-use building cleaning cradle? Make sure you get in touch with a renowned China-based construction equipment supplier and solution provider!

Author Resource:-

Alan advises people about elevator installation platforms, tower maintenance platform, lifting equipments, window cleaning gondola & suspended working platform etc.

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Author Resource: Alan has been helping people with his Rubber & Plastic industries services experience in this business for 35 years.

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