Commonly known as the gondola or cradle, the Rope Suspended Platform is an electrically-operated, temporary suspended access equipment used for working at heights. A movable platform driven by a motor, is suspended along the vertical surface of the building by steel wire ropes through a suspension mechanism placed at the top of the building. The Rope Suspended Platform features enable strong construction adaptability, higher constructions, less occupation of construction land, high construction efficiency, easy erection, and need for less manual labour.
The Rope Suspended Platform is an easy-to-use and efficient solution, and is being widely used in India for installation of billboards, windows, window cleaning, external renovation, painting and plastering jobs, decoration of bridges, building facades, chimneys, silos and other tall structures, and can be reused for different jobs.
The Rope Suspended Platform is fast replacing the traditional bamboo and metal scaffolding. It has advanced safety features like Digital Load Cell, Anti Tilting and Anti Sway Restriction Devices. It is easy to install, dismantle, shift, store and transport, and it takes only 1-2 days for installation with minimum dependency on man power. It has a long life, is easy to repair with lower maintenance cost, and has a good resale/reuse value. As it is permissible to use the Rope Suspended Platform for working in heights, it is now the key for big project tendering. Workers are more confident using the Rope Suspended Platform due to its large size and flexible dimensions of the working platform.
We have focused on its quality and reliability by using first class materials and components that guarantee long life cycles, high durability, and wear resistance.
Safety aspects of Rope Suspended Platform
A safe system of work should be established for every operation of a suspended working platform. The safety parameters and aspects should be prepared and endorsed by project engineers, safety professionals, related personnel at jobsites, and the building management, and should be distributed to all involved in the job. The safe system of work should be monitored and supervised by a competent person, who must ensure that each and every operation of the suspended working platform does not pose any risk to people working inside or near the working platform.
Safe systems of work
♦ Planning and assessment of the operation including selection of a suitable suspended working platform for the type of job and working environment.
♦ Following tested method of installation and means of securing the stability of the suspended working platform.
♦ Testing and thorough examination of the suspended working platform by a competent examiner.
♦ Periodic maintenance including on-site maintenance.
♦ Operation and maintenance manual, log book, repair record, and certificates of test and examination of the suspended working platform.
♦ Competent person for erection, repositioning and dismantling of the suspended working platform.
♦ Termination of the use of the suspended working platform during unsafe conditions.
♦ Monitoring and supervision of the implementation of the safety precautions and measures.
Safety rules for operator
♦ Every person on the working platform should be at least 18 years old, fit and agile, and not be phobic of heights.
♦ He must be suitably trained and have a certificate of training.
♦ He must be authorized by the controlling officer to operate.
♦ His training must be recognized by the manufacturer of the suspended working platform or by a third-party safety inspection team.
♦ He must wear a safety helmet and safety belt when working; the self-locking buckle on the safety belt must be fastened independently, and fixed on the life rope that is tied on top of the building or structural member. The top end of the life rope is not allowed to be fixed on the suspended mechanism.
♦ Any operator who drinks, is under great stress, or of unusual mood is not allowed to operate.
♦ He is not allowed to wear shoes with a hard/plastic sole, slippers or any footwear that could slip.
♦ During operation, it is prohibited to use the ladder, bench, wooden stool and other tools for climbing in the range of the suspension platform, or design or place hoisting devices out of the suspension platform.
♦ The operator must access the suspended equipment from the ground, and never from a window high up.
♦ It is absolutely prohibited to access the suspension platform from another suspended platform when working.