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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions – Load Angel Load Safe

How can you control the use of the platforms?

We recommend that a risk assessment is undertaken prior to the use of the Load Angel, to ascertain ground conditions and the method to be used by the operative to prevent misuse or unsafe practice prior to use.

Can the height be changed to suit different vehicles?

Yes, the working height of the platform can be changed from our standard
height to suit customer requirements.

Can a harness or belt be used from the handrail?

Yes, given the harness or belt is used as a restraint, to prevent the operative from straying beyond the far edge or the open side of the trailer.

When the platform is being used in the loading bay configuration, can the rear end of the flat bed trailer be protected?

Yes, loose handrails can be provided to close off the rear of the trailer. These are fitted once the platforms have been placed and form handrails across the back of the vehicle.

What configuration can the platforms be used in?

The platforms can be used either as one 12metre/40ft platform to be used down one side of the vehicle or, split into two sections. 2 x 6metre or 20ft to be used in a loading bay configuration with 6metre/20ft down either side of the vehicle to give access to both sides, possibly using the optional extra of removable rear handrails to close off the rear of the trailer, or possibly as two separate individual platforms.

Can Load Angel Platforms be made in different lengths?

The Load Angel system is modular and can be made in many different lengths, please see list below:
1.5, 3m, 4.5, 6m As standard.
Any other combinations can be quoted (Price upon application) such as stairs at both ends, extra long platforms i.e 45ft or 60ft x three sections or even two separate working heights on one platform. Just ask!

Can safety wire rope restraints be fitted to the platforms?

Yes, wire rope restraints can be fitted (Price upon application), also harnesses and belts can be supplied with the platforms. All equipment is supplied with the relevant certification.

When the Load Angels are to be used separately how do you close off the far end of the platform?

All Load Angels have gates at the far end of each section to either close off or admit access to mating sections. If a gate is not required a plain handrail end can be fitted where only a single 6m/20ft platform is required.

What caster options are available to be fitted to Load Angels and what load capacity do they have?

There are three main types of castor wheel, nylon, plastic, rubber. 6” dia which all give general duty, regular two way pedestrian traffic 5.0kn/mz.
Additionally, it is also possible to fit rough terrain punctureless wheels in a 10” dia wheel format where ground conditions are not good.

What holds the platform in place once they are pushed against the vehicle?

The outside three castor wheels below the handrail are all swivel/braked castors, these are to be locked before any working height commences to prevent any movement.
If for any reasons the brakes or wheels become damaged do not use the platform. These units are easily replaced. Please give us a call.

Frequently Asked Questions – Load Angel Site Safe

How can you control the use of the platforms?

We recommend that a risk assessment is undertaken prior to the use of the Load Angel, to ascertain ground conditions and the method to be used by the operative to prevent misuse or unsafe practice prior to use.

Can a harness or belt with a lanyard be used?

Yes, given the harness or belt is used as a restraint to prevent the operative from falling over the far edge of the trailer.

Can a safety wire rope restraint be fitted to the platform?

Yes, wire rope restraints can be fitted (price upon application). Also harnesses, belts and lanyards can be supplied. All equipment is supplied with the relevant certification.

What prevents the platforms from moving once they are placed against the vehicle?

The two castor wheels on the access side of the Load Angel have brakes fitted which must be locked before any work commences on the platform to prevent movement. If for any reason the brakes or wheels become damaged do not use the platform. These units are easily replaced. Please contact us as soon as possible.

What kind of ground can the Site Safe Load Angels work on?

Site Safe Load Angels can be easily manoeuvred on rough or unmade ground, we do strongly advise that all wheels are in contact with the ground and brake wheels are locked before use.

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