Front of LRV Adjustable Height Access Platform


Front of LRV Adjustable Height Access Platform

Unlock new heights of maintenance efficiency and safety with the Front of LRV Adjustable Height Access Platform. Engineered to meet stringent Australian standards, this innovative solution is your key to streamlined windscreen service and external component access for light rail vehicles.


  • Compliant with AS 1657:2018, made using high tensile aluminium 6261 T6 extrusion and 5251 H32 sheet.
  • Aluminium components welded under AS/NZS 1665 and extruded to AS/NZS 1866 standards.
  • Adjustable height from 2.0m to 2.85m using an easily operated winch and secure spring pin mechanism.
  • Shaped to fit LRV windscreen contours, ensuring no gaps for maximum safety.
  • Equipped with grab rails, guardrails, mid rail, and toeboard frames for comprehensive protection.
  • Mobile and manoeuvrable on heavy-duty casters with side brakes for stability.
  • Rubber nosing on the leading edge to protect the LRV during use, and a treadplate deck for slip resistance.
  • Safe working load (SWL) capacity of 300kg, with all necessary safety labelling and serial plates.
  • Provides ergonomic access to upper areas of light rail vehicle windscreens.
  • Enables effortless height adjustment for a variety of tasks.
  • Ensures user safety with lockable platform heights in accordance with Australian standards.
  • Facilitates secure and stable work environment with slip-resistant material and self-closing gate features.

When it comes to maintaining and servicing light rail vehicles (LRVs), safety, compliance, and ergonomic comfort are paramount. The Front of LRV Adjustable Height Access Platform by SafeSmart Access is meticulously designed to meet these needs while simplifying complex maintenance tasks.

Standing 2.18m in length and 1.77m in width, the access platform is height-adjustable from 2.0m to 2.85m, which is achievable through a user-friendly winch, cable, and pulley system. The incorporated spring pins automatically lock at the desired height, ensuring a secure workplace without the risk of sudden drops. This system is designed to hold a safe working load of up to 300kg, making it suitable for multiple personnel or heavy equipment.

Constructed from high-grade aluminium that conforms to AS/NZS 1665 and AS/NZS 1866, the platform offers strength and lightness, making it easily transportable across the work area. Additionally, the platform’s shape seamlessly fits the contours of an LRV windscreen, ensuring a snug fit and eliminating any gaps that could compromise the task or safety.

Safety and Efficiency

Safety is where the Front of LRV Access Platform shines. Not only does the self-closing gate prevent accidental falls by closing behind the user, but the entire platform is also surrounded by guardrails, midrails, and toeboards on three sides. Its 200mm heavy-duty casters feature a side brake mechanism that locks securely into place, preventing rolling or slipping during use. The high-grade aluminium materials also resist corrosion, enhancing the long-term durability and safety of the product.

Moreover, it complies with the Australian Standard AS 1657:2018, ensuring that it meets the highest safety regulations. The non-marking, soft yet durable, closed-cell foam rubber nosing on the platform’s edge protects the LRV from damage while the treadplate deck material offers a slip-resistant surface for additional safety.

Usage Scenarios

The Front of LRV Adjustable Height Access Platform is a versatile tool used primarily in the transportation and railway industries. Here are some common scenarios where it excels:

  • LRV Windscreen Maintenance: The platform provides an ergonomically designed access point for the maintenance and replacement of light rail vehicle windscreens. It’s particularly useful for tasks that require precision and safety, allowing technicians to work comfortably at various heights.
  • Access to External Components: Technicians can use the platform to access and service external destination displays (EDD) and other upper-level components at the front of an LRV. The height adjustability feature ensures that workers can reach different areas without the need for multiple platforms.
  • Regular Inspections: For routine inspections and cleaning of the LRV front area, the platform is ideal. It can be moved into place quickly and secured, providing a stable work environment that enhances efficiency.
  • Compliance and Training: When training maintenance personnel, the platform ensures that all work is performed in compliance with Australian safety standards.

In conclusion, the Front of LRV Adjustable Height Access Platform by SafeSmart Access is designed not just as a piece of equipment but as a comprehensive solution, making LRV maintenance tasks safer, easier, and more efficient.

Mostly, LRV workshops allow the platform to be positioned on the floor surface level with the top of the rail (TOR). However, other variants are available where the use of the platform is required over the rail pit. You can view these alternatives here:,

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