Working at height is a common part of warehouse operations, but without strong and stable equipment like a mobile step platform or industrial work ladder, this can be a dangerous job. That’s why it’s important to ensure that these pieces of equipment are sturdy enough for workers to use, as well as designed with safety in mind to limit the risk of falling accidents.
What is pallet safety?
Each of these industrial platforms is incredibly durable and designed with safety in mind, with guardrails, mid-rails, and kick rails included as standard across most models. They also come painted in high visibility colours (red, orange & blue) to reduce the chances of them being accidentally knocked over by warehouse equipment access platform vehicles or members of staff who are moving around the workplace.
Another option for adding an intermediate floor is to add a mezzanine, but there are several differences between a mezzanine and a equipment work platform that needs to be considered. Most importantly, mezzanines are considered part of the structure of the building, which means they must be inspected and approved for structural safety before being constructed. Equipment work platforms, on the other hand, are freestanding and don’t require a permit to build.
Both options are ideal for creating more space for storage and improving warehouse efficiency, but the right choice will depend on your warehouse operations and specific needs. For example, a conveyor crossover platform is optimal for increased mobility around material handling systems or other automated machinery, while an access ladder platform is best for general warehouse maintenance and repair jobs. Powered access platforms, such as cherry pickers or boom lifts, are useful for completing inspections and maintenance tasks at greater heights than a ladder could allow with minimal risk to workers.