Access Platform Service and Repairs
As we start to enjoy better spring weather, now is the time to make sure access platform service and repairs have been done, ready for the busy months ahead.
Working at height always carries with it some risk. We ensure that equipment supplied is inspected, tested and maintained. If the machines work correctly this improves safety for your operatives. It also ensures compliance with workforce safety legislation.
Regularly maintaining equipment keeps your workers safe. It also extends the lifetime of the equipment.
5 ways to ensure access platforms are properly maintained:
Daily inspections are part of our supplier risk assessments. This involves creating and providing a checklist for operatives. We ensure that this is completed before each machine is used. A pre-start inspection will ensure that any faults or damage are reported immediately. Worn parts should be replaced quickly, before they have a chance to negatively affect the machine or damage other parts.
2. Fault reporting process
It is important that there is a process in place for operatives to report additional equipment issues. Once recorded and reported, all issues are acknowledged and resolved quickly. Powered access platform lifts shouldn’t be used if there are known faults. They shouldn’t be used if there’s a even a small chance that they are not safe.
3. Access Platform Service and Repairs ; logs & maintenance schedules
Regular upkeep of machinery is recorded by keeping a log of the issues and maintenance that has been done. Only individuals who are trained should ever carry out maintenance work. Our suppliers’ engineers are competent in the examination, diagnosis and repair of powered access platform lifts. They possess a vast knowledge of engineering experience and are IPAF qualified operators for equipment servicing.
4. Third-party examination every 6 months
All powered access platform lifts must be professionally examined, this should be done every six months by a trained competent assessed person.
The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (1998), is a legal requirement. It ensures the MEWP is safe for use and fit for purpose. A more detailed examination the LOLER inspection investigates whether the machine is structurally sound and functioning correctly. Ask National Platforms for further advice if needed.
5. Call National Platforms for access platform service and repairs or a replacement machine
If for some reason, you find that your powered access platform lift has broken down, call National Platforms. While yours is out of action, you can hire one through National Platforms to keep your operations flowing. Furthermore, if you have equipment that needs repairing quickly and efficiently, you can rely on us. We can arrange for a trained engineer to repair your powered access platform lift, getting you up and running again in no time. Contact us today.