Working platforms provide a stable area for our deep foundation equipment to operate from, yet currently there are no standard processes and procedures to guide general contractors, construction managers and owners on how to safely establish and maintain them.
Hopefully, that is about to change!
Recently, several industry organizations came together to release a joint statement regarding their support for a safe working platform standard evaluation procedure. The participating organizations include:
In the joint statement, the organizations anticipate the cooperation and honesty of the engineering and design community when making recommendations or sharing project data related to working platforms. They also pledge to assist with communicating the new standards internally with their members, as well as externally with relevant outside industry groups.
Menard Group USA fully endorses their efforts! A well-designed working platform is necessary for all of our projects across the country - not only to ensure both the safety of our team, but also the quality of our performance.
We applaud these organizations for giving this issue a strong voice and direction, and we support their efforts going forward.
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