23 January 2013
Being crushed against overhead obstructions, is one of the main hazards facing operators of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). In a move to save lives, powered access rental specialist AFI-Uplift ha developed th
In a move to save lives, powered access rental specialist AFI-Uplift ha developed the Sanctuary Zone - a steel structure that protects the machine operator from being crushed.
The Sanctuary Zone comprises steel frames that project above the machine platform, stopping any overhead obstruction from crushing the operator.
After developing the concept and producing initial drawings, AFI worked closely with the HSE and machine manufacturers Haulotte and Terex-Genie to develop the product.
AFI is also in discussions with several other manufacturers about designs for their machines including scissor lifts.