Access platforms come in different variants and have their own applications based on their sizes and configurations. Some even have components such as ladders, stairs and emergency rungs for better grip. It would be in your best interest to make yourself familiar with how different kinds of platforms for elevation work before investing in them.
Platform Systems that Fold
These access platforms follow the same principle as a collapsible ladder but would provide a more safe, steady and strong platform at the top. This equipment would be ideal for maintenance at an average height and often have guard-rails as a safety precaution for workers. Guardrails would help keep your workers feel safe due to the extra net of safety it would provide. Collapsible access platforms would be versatile in its use and be used for a variety of jobs ranging from simple odd jobs at your home to various kinds of contract work. Their high level of portability would give you even more value-addition as a business; it would just be a simple matter of fitting it inside your truck and take it to the location of your task.
Forms of Powered Platforms
One type of powered platforms would be electric hoists which would work as complex pulley systems which work hand in hand with platforms that already exist or even a scaffolding. This would act as a sort of base where workers could use to scale across different levels of a project they are working on. This would be ideal for construction purposes. An electric scissor lift could be used for cleaning up after projects and in warehouse scenarios to elevate both people and relatively heavy equipment for repair work. Both platforms have their features and capabilities and are both popular types of access equipment.
Cherry pickers as they are popularly known offer a far greater degree of manoeuvrability and flexibility than scissor lifts as they are not limited to just two directions. Their powered forms would enable your workforce to work in tight and unusual angles and also take them too much greater heights than a conventional scissor lift. This would give your business the ideal solution for fast, flexible and reliable access to non-routine work areas.
Stationary Platforms and Semi-Platforms
Stationery platforms may give you more stable platforms to work from and may have pre-made tower-like installations reaching great heights. When dealing with heavy equipment and the parts of a project it may require an access platform with a stronger base. Guardrails will be an added feature with one side open giving more access for workers in their work. Routine work which involves the assembling of something with heavy parts would ideally require a platform such as this as it may wear down more flexible variants. These platforms are made out of sturdier types of metal such as various steel compounds and others to serve a heavy-duty purpose. In terms of movement, this type of platform would be limited and are usually pretty confined in space.