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Technical Updates

This section contains details of changes to legislation and/or guidance together with advice on how the changes can be implemented in practice. Where appropriate, links to relevant documents and/or websites are included.

Technical updates are intended to allow our Customers to keep their training and safe systems up-to-date without the need for further formal training.

New Guidance - Safety Harnesses in MEWPS

Applicable Courses:IPAF Operator Course (and Kingfisher MEWP Courses)IPAF Demonstrator CourseIPAF Safety Harness CourseHere at Kingfisher Access we hear many conflicting "stor…Read More

New Guidance - Safety Harnesses in MEWPS

Why IPAF Training Is Vital

If you're working at height with powered access platforms, scaffolding or any other access equipment, hazards are a part of daily life. So it's absolutely imperative that y…Read More

Working At Height Regulations

The Work At Height Regulations, introduced on 6th April 2005, have some major implications for users of Mobile Access Towers. In particular, the assembly and dismantling of Towers …Read More

3T Method - Choice of Base Frames

To ensure that there is always a metre of frame above each temporary deck to support the handrail braces during assembly/dismantling of the Tower, the correct base frames must be u…Read More

3T Method - Choice of Base Frames

3T Method - Positioning of Temporary Handrails

If your Tower has handrail location rivets fitted to the rungs of the frames (as shown), the temporary decks used to assemble/dismantle the Tower can be single decks (inboard handr…Read More

3T Method - Positioning of Temporary Handrails

3T Method - Additional Components

This will depend upon the final deck height of your Tower, whether the Tower is single or double width, and of course your manufacturer's original spec.In our experiments, usin…Read More

3T Method - Fitting Diagonal Braces

This again will vary from Tower to Tower - the issue here is whether or not there is room to have diagonal braces running past the edges of a fully boarded intermediate deck as req…Read More

3T Method - Fitting Diagonal Braces

3T Method - Fitting Toeboards To Intermediate Deck Levels

Toeboards have to be fitted:To ALL working decksTo any deck used to keep or store tools or materials-it is therefore quite likely that intermediate deck levels will need Toeboards …Read More

3T Method - Fitting Toeboards To Intermediate Deck Levels

3T Method - Mobile Access Tower Technical Update (Photo-Walkthrough)

Having built the Tower up to and including the first temporary deck level (see Initial Planning if you haven't already done so), the first handrail brace can be fitted working …Read More

3T Method - Mobile Access Tower Technical Update (Photo-Walkthrough)
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