2/1/2020 - Introduction to Custom Work Platforms

When it comes to custom work platforms, there are several different options to consider. For example, there are truck trailer platforms, aerial work platforms, clean room work platforms, rooftop crossover platforms, aircraft maintenance platforms, and more! Regardless of the type, these platforms are customized based on exact customer specifications. As a result, the performance of the platforms is enhanced, making them even more valuable to the business. 

Key Functionality of Custom Work Platforms 

There are many variables when it comes to customized work platforms. Platform height and clearance, tread type, material type, platform capacity, caster locking mechanisms, and handrail options are just a few. You will need to compile some information in order to determine what type of platform will work best for your needs. 

Using the following guideline will assist you in choosing the right piece of equipment:

  •  What does your platform need to accomplish? Will you need to move it, or will it be in a stationary position?

  •  Where will it be used? Indoors or outdoors? This will help you with the material type and caster options.

  •  How many people need to be able to work on the platform? Will they be using tools? This will help with the capacity and material construction options. What is in the surrounding areas? Is it a corrosive environment?

  •  How much versatility is desired?

  •  And last, but certainly not least, are budget constraints. While having a custom work platform can help your facility to be more productive, and increase employee output, depending on your requirements, they may be costly. Choosing the right provider is key, as a good consultation with a knowledgeable representative can help you determine what is needed versus what is just desired and not truly necessary.


 Perform product research. The easiest way to find potential suppliers is an online search. Look for examples of custom projects and research the design department. Try to find suppliers who have done projects similar in size, scope, and complexity to yours. You may want to have several quote out your platform, so you have a choice. You will also need to consider compliance with your OSHA and ANSI laws. Your supplier will be able to assist you with this.

Following these simple guidelines should ensure that you receive a cost efficient, production-boosting piece of equipment for your facility!

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