Why wear a harness and lanyard in an aerial work platform if you’re in a basket?Anna Ramsden
Klubb Group aerial work platforms are designed to ensure the safety of operators during work at height operations. However, it is important to specify that wearing a harness and lanyard is strongly recommended.
The most important thing is to prevent aerial platform operators falling from the boom lift.
To respect safety, wear a harness and lanyard when operating aerial work platforms . In the same way we recommend that you wear all PPE, personal protective equipment, to protect yourself. In general, the whole body can and should be protected during work at height in an aerial platform. We strongly encourage you to educate yourself and to thoroughly read the user’s Manual before using your aerial platform. Operators must be adequately trained, informed and have sufficient practice in using the machine safely.
To help you understand the equipment, we provide videos explaining all procedures you need to know to work in safe conditions (all the emergency operations, the control panel use…). To simplify the access to those videos we provide a QR code directly onto our aerial platforms, so you can rewatch them when you most need to.
According to the standards currently in force concerning protection against accidents, when on the platform the operator must:
– Wear a helmet or a bump cap.
– Wear and secure the specific lanyard belt to the ring attached to the basket:
Maximum authorised length of lanyard: 1 m
– The operator on the ground must also wear a helmet.
– Wear approved clothing protecting against accidents (non-slip safety shoes, jacket with reflective strips and gloves).
As IPAF, the international federation for equipment dedicated to work at height, reminds us, good compliance with safety rules significantly prevents the risk of falls. We invite you to consult their safety campaigns.