Workplace ladders to prevent falls from height

United Forklift and Access Solutions have released the Elevah range of ladder systems and access equipment to prevent accidents and falls from low heights; one of the leading causes of serious workplace injuries.
The range includes the Elevah 40 Move, a self-propelled aluminium personal access lift with a four metre working height that has won the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Product of the Year award for low-level access.
The first vertical mast (access) and order picker (forklift) products to be distributed in Australia will also include the Elevah 40 Move Stock Picker for safe access to stored products, as well as the Elevah 51 Move Stock Picker with up to 5.1m working height and the Elevah 65 Move Stock Picker with a working height of up to 6.5 m, the largest lift height in its class.
Elevah products feature safe working platforms with built-in protection cages for operators enabling safe operation even in crowded or restricted spaces. The compact and versatile access machines each feature tight turning performance with a high turning radius that enables the machinery to turn virtually within its own footprint.
The range provide higher productivity than conventional ladder systems and have safety features including a side entrance with sensors which stop the cage opening; dual operator presence device; anti-tilting device; electronic slope monitoring; and overload monitoring.
In NSW between July 2011 and May 2016, 3168 workers were injured in falls from ladders, including two fatalities.
Nationally, in the eight years from July 2003 to June 2011, 37 workers died following a fall from a ladder.

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