Rooftop HVAC equipment needs ongoing maintenance for keeping the work environment safe. The rooftop equipment access for maintenance is hindered by obstacles like ducts, parapets, pipes, and skylights. In a bad scenario, the maintenance professionals can trip and fall. There are also the chances of tools slipping from their hands and damaging the roof surface. For OSHA compliance, the accessibility and ability to crossover safely across obstacles more than 12” in height is a necessity. There needs to be a fixed work platform or a rooftop stair installed.
Con-form Group is an Australian company that reliably handles HVAC work platforms and access stairs. The Conform platform that clients receive is either assembled on-site or fully assembled. The components are modular and designed from high-quality lightweight material. Therefore no crane or lift is needed to install.
Features of modular HVAC work platforms and access stairs
Available in different sizes
The modular conform platforms are available in an array of lengths offering a simple solution to complicated access issues of getting across gutters, parapets, cable trays, ducts, and pipe works without compromising the safety of the equipment maintenance personnel. It is also in compliance with work-at-height rules and regulations.
For non-penetrating installation, the stair is secured to a flat metal plate with countersunk bolts. The plate is sufficiently rigid to distribute weight across a wide surface area and prevent damage due to point loads and leaks.
To protect the roof surface from metal plate movement, a thick neoprene or isolator pad is glued in between. The stair base plates even offer flexibility to adjust and move the stairs or platform.
The metal platforms and access stairs can be installed to adapt to direction shifts. It is because the components are designed from industrial-grade materials. Platforms are the epicenter of the other parts attached to the sides with bolts.
It doesn’t matter if you want to go up or down, right or left. The system is adjustable. Its versatility even allows the ability of platforms or stairs to grow with your factory.
Eliminates hazard risks
The rooftop units are available in different shapes and sizes. Rooftop equipment has its unique safety risks. With a customized design, you can offer your HVAC maintenance professional – peace of mind eliminating risks associated with elevation difference, cable trays, pipes, and uneven surfaces on the roof.
Durable and compliant
The rooftop access stairs and work platforms use aluminum, galvanized steel, and high-grade plastic for better protection against weather elements. The quality of the rooftop unit platform will not last years, but decades. They are rigorously tested to ensure that they fulfill the international standards for safety.
Common reasons for crossover, catwalk, stairs installation
- For OSHA compliance obstacles like ducts, pipes, or walls above 12” needs crossing over by maintenance personnel, so a crossover stair installation is essential.
- To access the crossover a wall or parapet or roof there is a need for permanent rooftop ladder or stair is needed.
- For safe access to rooftop units, mechanical equipment, and solar panels for maintenance and repairs.
Ensure to choose a quality manufacturer with a hallmark for good looks, versatility, durability, and OSHA compliance.