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June 24, 2022


Access Equipment: Helping You to Reach New Heights

Access Equipment: Helping You to Reach New Heights Blog Post

Safety must be a top priority when working in any warehouse. This rings especially true when it comes to access equipment in the workplace. 

Working at height entails risk to an employee, those around them, and the products that might be being handled at such heights. But with the selection of access equipment available from Strip Curtains Direct, you can feel assured that completing tasks at a height will be achieved most safely and efficiently possible.

Access equipment can be seen in various forms, from scissor lifts and cherry pickers to more commonly seen items such as kick steps. The primary purpose is to allow employees to operate and complete tasks at a height, whether it be a minor step up or to a height that it would not be possible to reach without access equipment. For this reason, it must be ensured that suitable access equipment is used for the job. 

For example, in a warehouse, an item such as Fort Domed Feet Steps would be more ideal than an item such as the Telescopic Ladder as it is still mobile but provides a more secure and sturdy base to remove things from racking and shelving systems. Kick Steps are a smaller and even more convenient option as they are suitable for essentially any working environment, whether a warehouse, an office, retail, or a school. Access equipment may be required for many tasks, no matter the workplace, but the task at hand will dictate the type of access equipment needed to complete the job efficiently.

For outdoor work requiring employees to operate at taller heights, something like an Aluminium Telescopic Ladder would be more appropriate. Whether to assist with decorating, installations, maintenance work, or to allow employees to access a taller level of a structure, telescopic ladders will provide an effective option to achieve these goals. 

When working at more elevated heights, the risk is increased. Therefore, these ladders are built and designed with safety measures, stabiliser bars, and rubber moulded feet with durability and reliability in mind. There are vigorous safety checks to ensure that those working with such access equipment remain safe and comfortable whilst working at such heights.

For more information on working at different heights and remaining safe, see the Government's Health and Safety Executive website, which provides guides on how best to work when operating at altitudes and provides answers to frequently asked questions on the topic.

For more information on access equipment and the range of access equipment products we stock, or to place an order, give our team a call today at 0333 999 7171, email us at info@stripcurtainsdirect.co.uk or visit our website at stripcurtainsdirect.co.uk