A new suspended access solution has been introduced to the windpower industry. ThyssenKrupp Safway, Inc. has built a system that will safely enable complete external wind turbine access. This system, the SafAscent Wind Turbine Platform, is used for turbine maintenance, repair, inspection, and cleaning.
Reaching new heights in access, SafAscent has a 6’6” modular platform with a steel wind cage stirrup that adds strength and stability. Three sets of removable, padded roller systems protect the turbine tower and turbine blades from damage. The platform’s 500-lb capacity adds efficiency with its ability to lift two workers and their tools.
The SafAscent kit includes the platform, hoist, and accessories to enable quick access to wind turbines. The platform and kit contents exceed not only OSHA standards, but OH&S and ANSI standards as well.