Safety and Efficiency

Ladders are dangerous. But did you know they are also inefficient?

Our fleet of Micro Elevating Work Platforms (ie. MEWPs) make work safer while improving on-the-job efficiency. And let’s face it: larger lifts aren’t always the best choice (for instance in highrise fit-outs). And large drivable lifts can be responsible for damage done to finished work.

Make the switch. Call 888.569.4050

Safety and Efficiency

Ladders are dangerous. But did you know they are also inefficient?

Our fleet of Micro Elevating Work Platforms (ie. MEWPs) make work safer while improving on-the-job efficiency. And let’s face it: larger lifts aren’t always the best choice (for instance in highrise fit-outs). And large drivable lifts can be responsible for damage done to finished work.

Make the switch. Call 888.569.4050

Low-Level Access

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Should ladders be banned?

Should ladders be banned?

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Reading Recommendations 

Should ladders be banned?

Should ladders be banned?

Despite their ubiquity and endurance, ladders are often not the best tool for the job, especially in this day and age when there are so many safer alternatives for low level access.

Read More
How to Reduce the Hidden Costs of Ladders

How to Reduce the Hidden Costs of Ladders

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about the cost of a ladder on your job site.

Read More
Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

To transform the sector, action is needed in seven areas or through broader adoption of mass-production approaches.

Read More

THE HUMAN AND FISCAL COSTS OF LADDERS

COST OF AN INJURY
COST OF AN INJURY
COST OF AN INJURY

Fatalities Due to Falls 

Percentage Resulting in Deaths

You may not be very high off the ground but if you fall, it could be deadly.

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Height more than 30′

19.6%

Height of Falls 26′ – 30′

9.5%

Height of Falls 21′ – 25′

13.9%

Height of Falls 16′ – 20′

17.4%

Height of Falls 11′ – 15′

19.7%

Height of Falls 6′ – 10′

11.7%

Height less than 6′

8.2%

MISSED WORK DUE TO INJURY

OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES INVOLVING DAYS AWAY FROM WORK UNITED STATES, 2017

OVEREXERTION,
BODILY REACTION

• Injury rate: 30.0 per 10,000 full-time workers
• Typical days lost: 13
• Most frequent part of body hurt: back

33.5%

NUMBER OF INJURIES

295,830

FALLS, SLIPS, TRIPS

• Injury rate: 23.1 per 10,000 full-time workers
• Typical days lost: 12
• Most frequent type of injury: sprains, strains, tears

25.8%

NUMBER OF INJURIES

227,760

EFFICIENCIES & COST SAVINGS of Micro Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)

  • MEWPs are 3 times more productive than other access equipment
  • MEWPs have fewer maintenance problems than other access equipment
  • MEWPs provide the lowest repair costs when compared to all other access solutions
  • MEWPs are less likely to be abused by the workforce – restricting behavior choices, potentially less supervision needed than other access equipment
  • MEWPs currently occupy only 14% of the cost of repair to access equipment

Soure: Gerry Mulholland (HSE Leader- Laing O’Rourke Technologies) Performed an inclusive non-bias study on the selection of work at height solutions. Needing something that could withstand scrutiny Mulholland employed method and theory from ESCP-EAP School of management Consulting and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) “Process Charts – First steps in Finding the One Best Way”

Built-in Safety Features & Reduction of Fatigue

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Gilbane

What impresses me the most about Low-Level Access is their drive and desire to innovate and tackle challenges head on.  We struggled with contractors safely and correctly erecting scaffolding systems;  the Low-Level Access team brought the game changing MiTower to the table.  We identified with our drywall contracting partners the physical abuse their crews were putting on their bodies, and Low-Level Access shows up with a scissors lift that does all the heavy lifting for them.  Plain and simple, Low-Level Access is a partner that listens and focuses on the need, not just pushing a product.

Tadd Hilgendorf CSP, ASP, CHST, CHC, CRIS
Division Safety Director

Gilbane Building Company
lendlease

Our company doesn’t like ladders… period. We have always recommended the use of lifts, scissor or boom. When I first saw the Low-Level Access system, I thought it was one of the best new inventions I had ever seen. Lightweight, maneuverable, easy to relocate, non-electric, and very easy to use.

It’s such a no-brainer, it would be difficult to find a reason not to use it.

When we fitted out our main office at the MetLife building midtown Manhattan, we rented 20 lifts. Two different sizes. Our guys and the trades loved them. No more hole in walls when transporting.

When purchasing new contractors the use of this equipment should be written into the contracts. Once good reliable trades use this product they will never go back to extension ladders or big bulky scissor lifts.

Mike Marrone
Director of Operations

Lendlease
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