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Cleaning Glass Structures

Reaching new heights in the glazing industry

The use of more glass in buildings is becoming increasingly more popular with architects. Innovative technology allows for more unusual shapes as well as more sustainable products to be produced with glass.

It’s used in windows, facades, roofs, elevators, balcony railings and internal structures such as stairs and inter-level pathways. Not only is “structural glazing” becoming more popular but high-tech coatings to the glazing provide higher energy efficiency.

There are two other key factors:

Firstly, in terms of being environmentally friendly, 30 percent of the raw materials for new glass comes from melted old glass.

Secondly, it’s hygienic and easy to maintain.

However, safely reaching glazing structures at height can be demanding. Whilst easy to clean and maintain, reaching the exact place to carry out the cleaning and maintenance can be challenging.

Powered access platforms with their “Spider” stability and telescopic booms provide the safest method of accessing those high glazing structures, both indoors and outside.

Deciding which Powered Access Platform

Whether the MEWP is bought or hired, there are some essential questions to answer:

• What height does the operator need to reach?

• How far out?

• What weight will be lifted?

• What size cage will be needed?

• Is the cage detachable?

• What turret rotation is needed?

• What “working envelope” is needed?

• What power source is needed?

• For access – what minimum width and height are needed?

• For ground surface – the total weight of the platform?

• Is remote radio control needed?

Expert advice

Promax Access has been a market leader in the UK for over 15 years. They are not only leading providers, but also pioneers of powered access work platforms and lifting equipment solutions. Their team of experts and engineers are available to answer questions and provide guidance in choosing the most suitable powered access platform.

They can be contacted by phone or email using the website contact page. Or you can use the website “Chat” facility.

Take advantage of their expertise to develop new customers in the expanding world of “structural glazing”.

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