JLG - Safer Working at Height Solutions
Ability Handling's working at height solutions division, Access Ability, are specialists in JLG Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) which are designed to provide a safer way of working at height. They:
Designed to increase Saftey, Productivity and Efficiency:
- JLG MEWPs allow the worker to reach the task quickly and easily, increasing productivity
- JLG MEWPs have guard rails and toe boards which prevent a person falling, increasing saftey
- JLG MEWPs can be used in-doors or out, increasing efficiency
JLG MEWPs include battery electric and diesel powered cherry pickers, stock pickers, scissor lifts and vertical and articulted boom lifts.
JLG Aerial Work Platforms
Ability Handling Ltd are agents for the provision and support of a full range of JLG industrial access platforms, these range from 3m stock picking units to 18 m electric boom lifts. JLG are the world’s leading producer of aerial work platforms, their wide range of over 60 industrial models are reliable, easy to use and in many cases maintenance free.
If working at height is part of your daily or weekly routine then you should be using an access platform…
….Aerial Work Platforms (AWP’s) are purpose built to put people at work at height in a controlled environment, selection of the correct machine and proper use can ensure a safer and more efficient working practice is adhered to. Whether you are Stock-checking and picking, cleaning, or carrying out routine maintenance and repairs – JLG will have a product suitable for your application – so give us a call and ask for a free site survey!
What is the employer’s responsibility?
Recent changes in Health and Safety Regulations and an increasing emphasis on the need for employers to provide safe systems of work for their employees, means that many traditional methods of working at height will no longer be tolerated by the HSE, Insurance Companies and In-house H&S advisors.
What do the current health and safety rulings say?
All tasks required to be carried out at height must be risk assessed (Management of Health and Safety at Work Act)
Employers are responsible and will be held accountable for their employees welfare whilst at work (Health and Safety at Work Act)
Non-integrated platforms on forklift trucks are not permitted for anything other than emergency use. They should not be used for any routine or planned work. (The PM28 Guidance Note)
Although you may think that guidelines about working at height have many ‘grey areas’, consider the consequences you will face if an accident occurs and you have not been following guidelines and meeting with your obligations as an employer.
Operators of access platforms must be provided with adequate training, delivered by a competent person (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations)
Access platforms must be serviced and thoroughly examined twice annually (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations).
A range of Industrials platforms, that are: clean; efficient; easy to operate and with low maintenance requirements.
Stock Picking & Vertical Personnel Lifts – the ideal replacement for ladders and cages!
Ideal for the picking of low level stock items and general cleaning and maintenance
Working heights up to 7.8m
Compact bases, starting at just 0.75m wide
Stock-tray capacities up to 115 kgs
Sealed, maintenance free batteries available
Compact dimensions and tight turning circles allow for use in narrow aisles and congested areas
Driveable at full height for increased efficiency and convenience!
Range includes JLG’s top selling 10MSP stock picking unit
Mast Boom Lifts – Putting the out-of-reach at reach!
Provide outreach over obstacles but with much more compact bases than traditional booms
Working heights up to 13 m
Outreach capabilities up to 5.5 m
Direct Electric Drive – delivers better duty cycles and smoother drive than hydraulic equivalents
Steel Roller Masts provide strength and durability
Compact dimensions – several models are under 1m wide
All models have vertical jibs and turntable rotation for ease of positioning
Electric Scissor Lifts – Get more ‘up-time’ with JLG
Ideal for applications that may require additional work space or capacity such as electrical and mechanical installations or heavier duty maintenance
Direct electric drive delivers longer run times and less ‘down-time’ than standard hydraulic drive
Working heights up to 14m
Fold down hand rails for ease of movement through low doorways
3 compact width (0.76m) models available
All models feature roll-out-decks for additional reach and increased working area
Multi-power models are available
Details on larger boom and scissor lift options are available on request.