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Tram Maintenance and Refurbishment Platform
A Melbourne tram operator Yarra Trams, and a contractor Downer EDI, required better access to the side and top and edge protection for the roof of the A, B and Z Class trams during the life extension program works, which included a full interior strip-out and replacement, servicing or replacing air-conditioning units on the roof work on the pantograph. Here’s what SafeSmart’s custom shop designed and built, so workers could get the job done more safely and efficiently:
Side Roof Access Platform
• 6.4mL x 2.7mH x 1.0mW access platform.• Platform base width 1.0m.• Interchangeable LH and RH side guardrail frames allows the platform to be used on either side of the tram.• Extra guardrail posts attach to the inside edge of the platform up to max. 4.1mH.• Stairway access, 11 steps, 45 degree angle of slope, grip tread extrusion steps with fibreglass anti-skid nosings.• Guardrail, midrail and toeboard frames to both sides of the platform with an access gate central on one side.• Handrail and midrail on both sides of the stairway.• Self-closing swing gate at both ends of the platform and casters set back allowing end-joining of two platforms.• Foam rubber buffer to the all leading edges of the platforms.• Mobile on 200mm swivel/braked plate casters with height adjustable base jacks.• SWL 1000kg.
Side Roof Guard Rail
• Mobile edge protection frame on opposing side of the train; 6.4mL x 0.7mW x 4.1mH. This frame is supplied in two sections to facilitate freight.• Foam rubber buffer to the all leading edges of the frames.• Mobile on 200mm swivel/braked plate casters with height adjustable base jacks.
Cross-Roof Guard Rail System
• Telescopic clip-on guardrails 2.5mL - 3.5mL• 45 Degree instead of 70 Degree angle of access.• Self-closing gates.• Box section aluminium used in manufacture instead of C-channel or I-channel.• Full design drawings completed for customer to sign-off before manufacture.• Large 200mm swivel/lock castors as opposed to smaller castors which make it difficult to roll across tracks.• Telescopic grasper rails allow use on multiple different tram types, saving money.