Forklift Safety Access Cage for 1 & 2 persons
This forklift safety access cage or man cage is a safe and versatile means of accessing high spaces quickly and safely. Safer than a ladder and cheaper and quicker than erecting scaffolding our forklift access platforms are ideal for occasional work at height.
This is a high quality man cage with a load capacity of 400 Kg and is suitable for 2 people working at height. There are 2 bars welded in the front 2 corners for lanyard attachment if required. The fully enclosed mesh sides with finger safe mesh protect the operator.
The door opens internally so that no one can fall out and and closes smoothly and automatically with a spring and no vibration. A flick-over catch is also fitted for added protection to stop the forklift cage door accidentally being opened.
The upper back section is hinged which allows it to fold flat when not in use saving space. A gas strut is used to hold the forklift cage back vertical - neat!
The Health and Safety Executive publishes guidance identifying appropriate working platform and forklift truck combinations and how they can be used safely together. Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence.
Working Platforms Guidance
Features of the forklift safety cage include:
- Fork sleeves with safety bolt to prevent slipping
- Slip proof anti-static rubber base
- Integrated tool tray
- Internal opening door with automatic closing and locking device
- Upper back/top section has a gas cylinder for easy opening and closing
- Comes complete with user manual, warning signs and and identification plate
Available as an optional extra is a safety harness with lanyard which conforms to european safety standards EN358, EN361 and EN362. The safety access cage can also optionally be fitted with a set of wheels - two fixed and two castors with brake for easy transport around the workplace.
Attention to Detail
Comes equpped with an attached tool tray. There is a non slip anti-static rubber mat on the floor with the exposed edge covered with angle strip - neat!
The access door is inward opening for safety with a spring hinge. The back mesh panel is a close pitch mesh to prevent fingers or anything being trapped in the moving parts of the forklift carriage.
The forklift cage is secured to the forklift carriage with a 20mm shoot bolt. This bolt locates behind the heel of the fork which totally prevents the forklift cage from moving. A chain attaches the bolt to the access cage so it is not lost and, when slid into position, there is an "R" clip which stops the bolt from coming out. When the access cage is not in use, the bolt is safely stored in the section of tube visible in the above image.
There is an alternative securing method. There is a bracket fitted to the cage which allows a chain to be used to secure the access cage to the forklift carriage. This method is only needed if you have some unusual application, for example maybe a telehandler with long fork lengths, or maybe you have a non-standard fork heel design. Please note - Chain not included.
Optional Safety Harness
The optional safety harness ensures safe working at height and has a 1.8m fixed length rope lanyard. This safety harness conforms to EN 354, EN 361 and EN 358.
Please note, HSE Guidance Note PM28 states "If people have to lean out of the platform to carry out work, or there is a risk of falling out of the platform, they should use a personal work restraint system attached to an anchor point on the platform." For more information about HSE use of forklift access cages, please follow this link.
Working Platforms Guidance
Also note that Working At Height Regulations 2005 require equipment to be inspected at "suitable intervals", and BS EN 365:2004 Personal Protective Equipment Against Falls From Height state
"To counter the causes of degradation listed in the Introduction, the British Standard states that components should be examined at least twelve-monthly"
Forklift Safety Access Cage Truck Compatibility
Our forklift safety cage is suitable for most forklift trucks with adjustable forks. The fork pockets are 154mm wide x 54mm high with the distance between the centres of the forks of 720mm
Please note, Some Reach Trucks have narrow fork spacings, please check your truck!
Delivery is FREE to mainland UK, excluding Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Islands. Please call for a delivery price to these regions. Prices do not include VAT. Products not in stock have a 4 week lead time.
|Internal Height||1100 mm|
|Height Open||2110 mm|
|Load Capacity||400 kg|
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