Buying an access platform is only the first step, it is absolutely crucial that everyone who uses it is properly trained, uses the appropriate safety gear and that the lifting equipment itself is correctly maintained to a service schedule. Wherever you buy your access platform from, they should be able to offer you and your staff training in how to use the equipment, or at the very least point you in the direction of someone who can.

Step one is training. As you would expect from an industry that helps people carry out work at heights, the access industry is high regulated and certain training must be carried out before any staff member can be allowed to use the equipment. As part of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations Act 1998 (PUWER), the law states that anyone using lifting equipment such as scissor lifts, boom lifts or cherry …

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