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IT'S THE LITTLE EXTRAS THAT MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!

CHARGING LEADS

GROUND GUARDS

Nappies

OUTRIGGER PADS

Pipe Racks

Transformers

WHEEL COVERS

Available for Hire

CHARGING LEADS

Lead for charging battery and bi-energy boom and scissor lifts. The 14 metre lead comes complete with a 16amp socket and plug.

  

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GTA Accessories Leaflet

  

 

 

Available for Hire

GROUND GUARDS

These tough, connectable and man-handleable road mats provide essential temporary access and ground protection on soft or sensitive ground. Ground mats can remove the need for costly reinstatement once the project is complete.

  • Fast and easy to install using 2 or 4 way connectors
  • Supports loads up to 80 tonnes
  • Lightweight 35kg mats make handling easy
  • Unique Chevron Traction surface for superior grip and reduced slippage
  • Environmentally friendly 100% recycled HDPE
  • Ideal for usage over soft or sensitive ground 

 

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Ground Guards Leaflet

 

IPAF Ground Assessment Guidance Document

 

 

 

Nappies

Protect floors from potential oil and hydraulic drips when operating powered access platforms with the use of a Nappy or Drip Diaper.  These are available to buy and can be delivered direct to site with your hired powered access platform (MEWP). These are available for all Scissor and boom machines.

  • Powered access platform nappies can be supplied for a specific model of machine or can be supplied as a standard size.
  • Nappies are made from durable PVC which can be washed down after use and re-used again.

 

 

OUTRIGGER PADS

The area of the foot attached to an outrigger of a MEWP is often relatively small and consequently generates high pressures directly on the ground.

Most soils, unmade ground and some paved and tarmac covered areas are not capable of supporting these pressures.  Some form of foundation or suitable spreader pad is often necessary to reduce these pressures to an acceptable safe level.

 

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GTA Accessories Leaflet

 

IPAF Spreader Plate Best Practice

 

IPAF Ground Assessment Guidance Document

  

 

 

Available for Hire

Pipe Racks

A range Racks are available for hire to provide a supporting hand when working at height.

  

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GTA Accessories Leaflet

  

 

 

Available for Hire

Transformers

Available either as 3.3kVA or 5kVA

All electric powered access platforms require charging each night in order to get a full day’s work out of them. These 110v transformers are ideal for bringing the voltage down from 240v to 110v allowing the charger unit to be plugged into a standard power source. All our machines are delivered fully charged.

  

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GTA Accessories Leaflet

 

 

 

WHEEL COVERS

Wheel covers are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use when you need to protect a finished floor surface from unsightly black marks caused by the tyres of a machine. These wheel covers are supplied as a set of 4 and come in various sizes to suit individual machines. These can be purchased and supplied with your hire machine and are particularly useful when non-marking tyres are not an option. Wheel covers are simple to fit and can be reused multiple times.

 

 

The International Powered Access Federation promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. www.ipaf.org

GUIDANCE ON THE ASSESSMENT OF GROUND CONDITIONS


WHY A GROUND ASSESSMENT IS SO IMPORTANT

All MEWPs rely on the condition of the ground on which they stand for their stability. This applies equally to those which require the use of jacks or outriggers and those which operate free on wheels. Poor ground may well settle when subjected to the loads of MEWP wheels or outriggers and this in turn will result in the machine being out of level and becoming unstable. Consequently it is essential that an assessment of ground conditions is made before travelling, using or setting up a MEWP on any surface.

 

NOT JUST FOR OUTRIGGERS

Ground conditions are often only considered for MEWPs that require setting up on outriggers before use. Assessment of ground condition is however, equally important for self propelled MEWPs, such as booms and scissor lifts, which may be driven along the ground with the platform raised. Moving from hard ground to soft may well cause the machine to go out of level and overturn.



THE USE OF GROUND PADS

Ground conditions should also be considered when moving stowed MEWPs, as soft ground conditions may result in the machine becoming bogged down with consequent recovery costs, delays and loss of production. The use of ground guards can alleviate the problems of soft ground.

 

CONTINUOUS CHECKING

During use it is important that operators use the level indicators provided on platforms and take notice of any warnings provided. If the level indicator indicates that the operating limits are exceeded the operator should lower and then reset the machine in a level position. If it is suspected that the outriggers could sink for any reason, regular checks should be made on machine level and adjustments made to outriggers, spreaders, mats etc.

If in doubt speak to one of our experienced representatives who will be able to advise you on whether you need outrigger pads or ground guards.

 

IPAF TOOLBOX TALK: GROUND CONDITIONS



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