Branach Manufacturing will exhibit the latest developments in its safety step platforms and single ladders for hazardous, caustic and corrosive mining applications on Stand H1097 at AIMEX.
Branach FPS CorrosionMaster safety step platforms use 316 stainless-steel components and fibreglass rungs and stiles as well as a retractable stainless-steel rear safety rail designed to allow users to work hands-free.
“This puts the platforms in the same category as scaffolding, scissor lifts and elevated working platforms,” the company’s major project manager, Mike Jones, explained.
Additionally, he said, the lightweight platforms could be folded to a width of 200 mm, came in platform heights from 0.6 m to 3.6 m, were easily transported and were electrically safe.
Harsh, hazardous and corrosive mining environments, including BHP and Rio Tinto mines and refineries, were among the platforms’ users.
The CorrosionMaster range also includes extension ladders.
As well as the CorrosionMaster range Branach FNF all-fibreglass ladders, ranging from 2.4 m to 6 m in length, will also feature at AIMEX.
“The Gove alumina refinery has replaced wooden ladders with 600 FNF CorrosionMaster single ladders because of their durability, light weight and ease of maintenance and inspection,” Jones said.