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Platform boost to yard safety

12 December 2012

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

Transdek has recently supplied safe working platforms to NYK Logistics, Eddie Stobart and YRC Logistics, providing them with safer means of unloading in their yards.

The platforms measure 2450mm x 1750mm and have a WLL of 2.5 tonnes. 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 2 tonnes.

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

It is estimated that the economic and human cost of such incidents is in the order of 36.7 million per year.
 
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