After a Plant Hire client approached SafeSmart in May 2013, seeking a cost-effective, versatile and easy system to change windscreens on their range of road rollers, we looked inside our broad range to see what could be utilised to provide a solution to their access problem. The product had to be height and width adjustable to suit different makes and models of machine, and simple and quick to use for maintenance staff in yards across the country.
A site visit with the design team examined the options available and some of the access obstacles, and worked on a way to bridge our standard super maintenance platforms, with one open side allowing access to the windscreens. This open side had removable guardrail sections to keep the product in accordance with Australian standards and allow for the variable width of the machines. Geared winching systems on both base platforms allowed the bridge to be quickly moved up and down to suit different heights. An added bonus was that the bridge could be unhooked from the base platforms, giving the team 2 x heavy duty maintenance platforms for use in other areas!
The initial trial unit was well received and used extensively by the maintenance crew, so we then proceeded to manufacture units for other branches around the country. Through working with SafeSmart, the client had successfully managed to both improve their safety standards in completing workshop tasks and make those tasks faster and simpler to complete on a daily basis!