Personnel Work Box OptionsMark
A work box means a personnel carrying device designed to be suspended from a crane to provide a working area for a person elevated by and working from the device.
Plant specifically designed to lift and support people while they work should be used if they need to access an elevated work area. This can include scaffolding and elevating work platforms. If it is not possible to use plant specifically designed to lift people, a crane-lifted work box may be used to help workers perform minor work for a short amount of time.
As you would expect, there are many requirements associated with the design and manufacture of a crane lifted personnel work box. They should:
- have the work load limit, tare mass and design registration number clearly marked on it – eg on a data plate
- have sides not less than 1 metre high
- have fall arrest anchorage points
- be correctly tagged
- have lifting slings supplied to be attached to the lifting points by chain connectors or safety shackles
- have a safety factor of at least eight for chains and at least 10 for wire rope
- where provided, a door must be inward opening only and self closing with a latch to prevent unintentional opening
- first aid boxes may be provided with outward opening doors for ease of access, but doors are to be self closing with automatic latches
There are many types of personnel work boxes available on the market. Some of those options are:
- WP-C4 – https://www.liftquipaustralia.com.au/product/wp-c4-crane-cage-1-person/
- WP-C8 – https://www.liftquipaustralia.com.au/product/wp-c8-crane-cage-1-person/
- WP-C3 – https://www.liftquipaustralia.com.au/product/wp-c3-crane-cage-1-person/
- BMC1025R – https://maxirig.com.au/shop/two-person-work-box-roof/
- BMC1025 – https://maxirig.com.au/shop/two-person-work-box/
- WP-NC – https://www.liftquipaustralia.com.au/product/wp-nc-crane-cage-4-person/
- WP-NCR – https://www.liftquipaustralia.com.au/product/wp-ncr-crane-cage-4-person/
- WP-NC2R-FAID – https://www.liftquipaustralia.com.au/product/wp-nc2r-faid-first-aid-rescue-cage/
- DMC1045 – https://maxirig.com.au/shop/three-person-rescue-cage-fully-enclosed/
- DMC2050 – https://maxirig.com.au/shop/three-person-rescue-cage/
LiftQuip Australia has a range of Work Boxes for sale or for short term use in our hire fleet. Don’t forget our technical services team which offer inspections of your workboxes to ensure ongoing compliance to the relevant Australian Standards.
Contact the team at LiftQuip for all your working at heights requirements.