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access platform width

Last post 09-15-2008, 5:01 PM by firefighter406. 3 replies.
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  •  09-04-2008, 5:11 PM 2852

    firefighter406 is not online. Last active: 06-18-2010, 5:29 PM firefighter406



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  • access platform width

    I have a situation where I need 4' elevated access between 2 machines, problem is that there is only 18" distance between them. This is a maintenance only platform and not an operator station.  Is there a minimum width for access platforms that anyone is aware of?    18" is the best I can do without moving the equipment and that is not design feasible. Thanks!
  •  09-05-2008, 10:34 AM 2853 in reply to 2852

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  • Re: access platform width

    I'm not sure what type of machinery you're working with, but look at this.  Hope it helps!

    -Justin


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  •  09-11-2008, 2:31 PM 2867 in reply to 2852

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  • Re: access platform width

    The CDC describes a catwalk which is 12-16" wide. Also the state of Washington describes exemptions for scaffolding. See below. A couple of questions to consider. Is the worker going to be spending a significant amount (you decide) of time on the platform? Also, what happens to the worker when things go wrong? Will the worker be trapped if either machine catastrophically fails? 

    If you can share, what is the project and equipment?

    MikeCJ

     

    http://www.cdc.gov/Niosh/pot_wlk2.html

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=296-874-20010

  •  09-15-2008, 5:01 PM 2874 in reply to 2867

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  • Re: access platform width

    they wouldn't be there but for short periods of time and I can't think of anything that would fail to cause a major situation

     

    thanks for the reply

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