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Many industries require workers to be lifted above ground level to complete a task, such as stacking items in a warehouse, reaching M&E installations, cleaning windows and a wide range of construction activities.

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Working at Height is one of the most high-risk activities in the construction industry. Falls from height are the biggest causes of workplace fatalities, accounting for 26% of all fatal injuries (an average of 37 fatal injuries per year).

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Replacing steps and ladders with access platforms can significantly reduce accidents caused when working at height. But, just like any other piece of equipment, they can present their own set of dangers if the operator is not properly trained and competent.

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An Articulating Boom Lift is a type of Powered Access machine engineered to allow safe working at height and to enable access to hard to reach areas.

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This guide focuses on the different types of telescopic booms available to hire and the top tips to consider when hiring a telescopic boom and other powered access equipment for working at height.

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A Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) is a safe method of providing a temporary platform for people, their tools and equipment, whilst working at height. At A-Plant we have an extensive range of MEWPs which are some of the youngest and most reliable available to hire in the UK. Read more...

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Did you know that falls from height remain the single biggest cause of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of major injury? Read more...