Access Platforms for the Food and Beverage Industry
The mass production of food and beverages is a complex multistage process. These specialized environments are frequently multilevel facilities where tasks are regularly performed at heights with the inherent risk of fall and injury. FlexDecks platform specialists and engineers can help develop a wide range of platform access solutions for food and beverage manufacturers and distributors addressing the fall hazards challenges unique to that industry.
Providing safe access to work areas for daily tasks, maintenance, or inspection is critical for protecting employees against fall hazards. FlexDecks offers a complete line of platform access solutions that include catwalks, crossovers, permanent platforms, mobile work platforms, and more.
There is no “one size fits all” platform solution. Some requirments can be met a simple pre-engineered mobile platform, while other plants require a complete custom fixed platform system. The Industry Experts at FlexDecks can identify fall hazards in loading, unloading, and storage areas, reviews the manufacturing process and develop a custom access platform solution for your company that will protect employees and contractors.
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FlexDecks Platform Advantages
FlexDecks mobile platforms with wheels that can be deployed where needed.
Our library of modular platform- systems allow us to efficiently design and produce complex platform systems.
Should your requirements change, our platform systems can be adjusted or expanded as needed.
Each stand is constructed from light weight, high-strength aluminum built for longevity and stability.
FlexDecks patented safety tread that is self draining, anti-slip, anti-bounce, and Omni-directional.
Our field technicians safely and efficiently install complicated platform systems in any environment.
FlexDecks regularly engineers platform systems to suit specific site requirements and applications. Custom configurations can range from added steps to revamping entire maintenance systems. Our experienced engineers and fabricators are able to do as little or as much as needed to meet your exact requirements.
OSHA Food Processing Fall Protection Standards
Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls.
OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces.
In addition, OSHA requires that fall protection be provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery, regardless of the fall distance.
Each employee is protected from falling into a stairway floor hole by a fixed guardrail system on all exposed sides, except at the stairway entrance. However, for any stairway used less than once per day where traffic across the stairway floor hole prevents the use of a fixed guardrail system (e.g., holes located in aisle spaces), the employer may protect employees from falling into the hole by using a hinged floor hole cover that meets the criteria in § 1910.29 and a removable guardrail system on all exposed sides, except at the entrance to the stairway.
Each employee is protected from falling into a ladderway floor hole or ladderway platform hole by a guardrail system and toeboards erected on all exposed sides, except at the entrance to the hole, where a self-closing gate or an offset must be used.