Our customer wanted to replace a mobile platform and a fixed wall ladder for safer, BSEN 1090 compliant access platforms and ladders.
On area 1 we proposed a small walkway, accessed via a fully removable small vertical ladder, which would then give easy access to a full size vertical ladder to access the higher platform. The non-slip flooring is modular to allow easy access to maintain valves, and the small ladder comes off completely with 4 bolts, allowing quick and easy access for valve/filter maintenance.
Area 1 – Removable ladder
Area 2 – Access Hatch
On area 2 the customer was replacing a fixed wall ladder with an access platform, as space within this area was at a premium the customer suggested using an existing vertical access ladder to access a new walkway. The existing ladder was mounted onto a bunded area, so we designed a platform which could be supported from the building wall plus a couple of support legs just outside of the bund. The platform had to be positioned on top of an existing ladder which went down into the bund, so we installed a hinged hatch which can be secured out of the way when access into the bund is required. We are CE certified for BSEN 1090, so the platform and handrail are designed and fabricated in-line with the CE guidelines, we also checked the existing ladder to ensure it conforms to the current regulations.