Flatbed Fall Prevention Platforms help to prevent falls from flatbed trailers whilst securing equipment or loads or placing tarpaulins.
According to figures published by the HSE, 60 people working in haulage and distribution were killed last year and another 23,000 suffered injury severe enough to keep them off work for three or more days. The HSE says the deaths were caused by four kinds of accident – most often during loading, unloading and maintenance work. These include falls from vehicles with most causing injury being from a height of only two metres or less. Falls in the road haulage industry caused 299 major injuries in the 2006/07 work year including one fatality. Over two thirds of these falls were from vehicles.
Fortunately, if you’ve been looking for some form of portable safety staging then Grantham Fabrications has a range of platforms specifically designed to address problems associated with vehicle maintenance, loading and unloading.
Fall Prevention Platforms can be made to bespoke customer requirements on request, variations to include:
- Material of manufacture
- Height and width and length
- Mobile or fixed
- Paint specifications
Have a look at some examples in our fall prevention platform gallery.