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Better loading safety by the yard

12 December 2012

Transdek has recently supplied its Safe Working Platforms to NYK Logistics, Eddie Stobart and YRC Logistics, providing them with a safer means of unloading in their yards. The platforms measure 2450 x 1750mm and have

Transdek has recently supplied its Safe Working Platforms to NYK Logistics, Eddie Stobart and YRC Logistics, providing them with a safer means of unloading in their yards.

The platforms measure 2450 x 1750mm and have a WLL of 2.5t.

Each platform has forklift pockets, allowing it to be easily moved around the yard, and telescopic legs for working at variable heights. To ensure safe spanning of any gaps, the front edge of each platform has a 4mm thick, 450mm wide bridging plate able to withstand 2t.

Leon Butler, operations director at Transdek said: "They provide a nice simple solution to reducing the hazards associated with unloading in the yard." According to HSE statistics, around 2000 workers are seriously injured every year falling from a vehicle and about five of these people suffer fatal injuries.
 
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