Suspended Platform

What is Suspended Platform

Introduction of Suspended Platform

Suspended platform refers to height access machine used to safely lift and support workers at height.

Suspended platform serves important functions across many industries:

When used properly, a suspended platform allows workers to safely access heights for inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and construction. However, a variety of safety mechanisms must be incorporated into their design and operation.

Key Components of Suspended Platform

Key Components of Suspended Platform

Suspended platforms rely on core components like fall arrest systems with safety harnesses and independent lifelines to protect workers.

Overspeed safety devices automatically brake if descending too quickly. 

Suspension mechanisms and outriggers stabilize the structure, while a parapet clamp securely anchors the platform to the building.

An integrated electrical control box houses emergency stop buttons and thermal overload protection relays. High-strength steel wire ropes bear the weight, with backup safety ropes as a failsafe.

Here is the summary of the key components of suspended platforms:

  • Fall arrest systems
  • Safety harnesses
  • Independent lifelines
  • Lanyard attachments
  • Hoisting mechanisms
  • Suspension mechanisms
  • Outriggers for stability

Additional Safety Features

When it comes to working on suspended platforms, every single element is vital for guaranteeing your security. It's crucial to comprehend how each part contributes to a safe work setting

Traits of Cables and Ropes

Cables and ropes are literally the vital lines of your hanging platform.

Ropes should be devoid of frays, corrosion, and any other observable damage. They need to be inspected regularly, as they bear the whole weight of the platform and its occupants. Steel-made cables, on the other hand, provide superior strength and minimal elongation, which are essential for stability and shock absorption.

Both these components need to meet specific tensile strength criteria for the loads they bear.

Suspension Mechanism and Counterweights

The suspension mechanism protrudes from the building, distributing the weight of the platform and its contents. They must be securely attached and balanced appropriately to avoid tilting. Counterweights play a crucial role in maintaining this balance as they offer the required opposing weight for platform stability.

Preparation Checklist:

Safety Rails and Toeboards

To guard against falls, safety rails encircle the platform's working area. They need to be sturdy, stable and of the required height as per safety standards. Toeboards, on the other hand, prevent equipment and other items from falling, thereby reducing risks to people underneath. Ensure they are in good condition and appropriately placed to maintain a secure work atmosphere.

Safety Elements:

Being aware and vigilant in inspecting these parts is critical not only for your safety but also for the safety of your colleagues and bystanders.

IHURMO’s Advantages

Headquartered in Beijing with large-scale production facilities in China, IHURMO Industry Co. has established itself as a leading global supplier of tower cranes, construction hoists, suspended work platforms, mast climbing platforms, and scissor lifts.

With ISO 9001 certification and CE and EAC certifications from the EU and Eurasian Economic Union, IHURMO demonstrates an unwavering commitment to product quality, safety, and regulatory compliance.

IHURMO provides cutting-edge lifting and access solutions for construction projects worldwide. Whether it’s the towering strength of our cranes or the flexibility and precision of our platforms, IHURMO delivers reliability, innovation, and the expertise to support customer’s success. 

IHURMO’s Advantages