Forklift Access Platforms, providing a cost-effective and popular method of safely working at heights with additional accessories such as tool storage and two man platforms, and they are ideal for maintenance teams. There are several platforms to choose from all manufactured in the United Kingdom. Access platforms have the added bonus of taking up little storage space compared to a standard platform.

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The Economy Platform is our most basic Access Platform, providing a cost-effective and popular model ideal for light-duty maintenance work.

The Platform features the Amlock security system, which can be adjusted to fit various fork sizes and locks into place to ensure the platform cannot slide off the forks. The tunnel guides provide absolute stability for the platform once the forks are located within them.

The wire mesh at the rear of the platform provides protection from trapping, crushing and shearing points on the forklift truck. An anchorage rail is included to allow a safety harness to be attached and the two safety rails offer additional protection. The louvre panel at the rear of the platform will accept the optional plastic bins while the optional metal tray can fit to the front or side.

Model No. Econaccess
Max Capacity 2 persons plus tools, 400 kg
Unladen Weight 95 kg
Colour Safety Yellow
Conforms to PM28
Dimensions  
Cage Size (mm) 1000 mm(W) x 1000 mm(D) x 2100 mm(H)
Fork Lift  
Fork guide size 180 x 75 @ 660 mm fork centres
Minimum truck rating 1000 kg @600 mm load centre

 

Features

  • Economic solution for light-duty maintenance
  • Complies with PM28 working standards
  • Strong steel construction
  • Large working area for two users
  • Amlock security system fixes platform to forks
  • Absolute stability with forks locating in tunnel guides
  • Louvre panels to accommodate plastic storage bins
  • Solid slip resistant floor with drainage holes Anchorage points for safety harness
  • Comprehensive range of accessories available

Mk3 Access Platforms are manufactured from high-grade steel, providing a robust and safe solution for elevated maintenance work. A cost-effective alternative to our heavy-duty Mk4 and Mk5 platforms, the Mk3 features a self-closing gate located on the side of the cage making access to the platform safer and easier. 

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The Mk3 Access Platform features the Amlock security system, which can be adjusted to fit various fork sizes and locks into place to ensure the platform cannot slide off the forks. The tunnel guides provide absolute stability for the platform once the forks are located within them.

The wire mesh at the rear of the platform provides protection from trapping, crushing and shearing points on the forklift truck. An anchorage rail is included to allow a safety harness to be attached and the two safety rails offer additional protection. The louvre panel at the rear of the platform accommodates optional plastic bins to hold tools and fixings.

 

Model No. MK3ACCESS
Max Capacity 2 persons plus tools, 400 kg
Unladen Weight 95 kg
Colour Safety Yellow
Conforms to PM28
Dimensions  
Cage Size (mm) 1000 mm(W) x 1000 mm(D) x 2100 mm(H)
Fork Lift  
Fork guide size 180 x 75 @ 660 mm fork centres
Minimum truck rating 1000 kg @600 mm load centre

 

Mark 5 Access Platform

Hard-wearing - comfortably holds two people and their tools

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The Mk5 platform is the ultimate solution for overhead access and maintenance work. With a much larger working area than other platforms, two people can easily work in comfort and safety, with tools and resources with them on the platform. The Mk5 is manufactured from 50 mm hollow steel section, making it strong and hard wearing. This platform is considerably heavier than our smaller models and ideally suited to demanding heavy-duty use.

The unit features the Amlock security system which locks behind the heel of the forks to prevent the platform from sliding off. The self-closing latching gate locks automatically when the platform is lifted off the ground to prevent accidental opening. A useful metal tool tray and plastic storage bins are supplied with the Platform as standard.

Model No. MK5ACCESS
Max Capacity

2 persons plus tools, 300 kg on 1000 kg truck

2 persons plus tools, 800 kg on 2000 kg truck

Unladen Weight 200 kg
Colour Safety Yellow
Conforms to PM28
Dimensions  
Cage Size 1250 mm(W) x 1250 mm(D) x 2200 mm(H)
Fork Lift  
Fork Guide size 180 x 75 @ 660 mm fork centres
Minimum truck rating 1000 kg @600 mm load centre

 

Features

  • Complies with PM28 working standards
  • Extra heavy-duty construction
  • Extra large working area
  • Self-closing and latching gate
  • Amlock security system fixes platform to forks
  • Absolute stability with forks locating in tunnel guides
  • Louvre panels to accommodate plastic storage bins
  • Solid slip resistant floor with drainage holes
  • Three safety rails for extra security
  • Anchorage points for safety harness 
  • Comprehensive range of accessories available

Folding Forklift Access Platform

Quick to assemble and easy to store

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Our unique patented Folding Access Platforms can be assembled by one person in less than 30 seconds and provide a safer alternative to ladders for most maintenance jobs, especially where steps and ladders cannot reach the work area. 

The Platforms fold-up to be easily transported and are ideal for mobile service engineers who should carry this kind of equipment for their protection. Furthermore, their low height when folded away makes it easier to store the platforms when not in use. They also feature the Amlock security system that prevents the platform from sliding off the forks of the forklift.

Tackle maintenance work in safety with our unique Folding Access Platform.

*Patent No. 2267885B

Model No. AFAP-2M
Max Capacity 2 persons plus tools, 400 kg
Unladen Weight 94 kg
Colour Yellow / Black
Conforms to PM 28
Dimensions  
Size folded (W) 1000 x (D) 1000 x (H) 270 mm
Size in use (W) 1000 x (D) 1000 x (H) 1880 mm
Fork Lift  
Fork guide size 180 x 75 at 660 mm fork centres
Minimum truck rating 1000 kg at 600 mm load centre

 

  • Complies with PM28 working standards
  • Unique folding design (light and easy to assemble - no tools required)
  • Amlock security system fixes platform on forks (locks behind heel of forks) 
  • Easy to store (takes only the space of a small packing case)
  • Absolute stability with forks locating in tunnel guides
  • No forklift modifications required for lifting
  • Mobile with heavy-duty castors
  • Anchorage for safety harness
  • In-board handhold points
  • Comprehensive range of accessories available

Accessories include;

  • Overhead Guard for Access Platforms
  • Castors for Access Platforms
  • Tool trays
  • Plastic Storage Bins
  • Fluorescent Tubes Cradle
  • Safety Harness

HSE PM28 Guidelines

Three forklift access platforms from our online shop, including the popular crane platform.  For prices please click on the image which will take you to the Merlin Industrial secure online shop.

Crane Access Platform Auto Gate ICAP 2

Crane Mounted Access Platform

With the option of both Crane Slung or Fork Mounting as standard, this Access Platform delivers multiple usage from a single attachment, which encompasses many characteristics of the IAP range.

More commonly used in a construction environment via an overhead crane.

Standard Features:

  • Automatic locking and unlocking gate
  • Low level, rear and overhead mesh protection
  • Safety harness attachment rings
  • Self-draining non-slip floor
  • Zinc plated heel pins for safe attachment to truck
  • Maximum fork section 150 x 50 mm at 525 centres
  • Painted bright orange for safety
  • PLEASE NOTE: 4 leg chains for crane slung option not included

Optional Features:

  • Safety harness

Size:

Model Capacity Weight C of G No. Of Persons Personal Access
ICAP-2 500 kg 238 kg 5305 mm 2 Side Gate

Operation:

  1. OPERATION – FORK LIFT FORKS: The product must be positioned on level ground.
  2. Position the forks to the correct distance apart to locate into fork pockets.
  3. Remove fork pocket heel pins from access platform.
  4. Drive forks into fork pockets.
  5. Insert fork pocket heel pins directly behind the heel of the fork and attach the safety lynch pin into the hole provided.
  6. The gate will automatically lock once raised and unlock when placed on level ground.
  7. The unit is now ready for use.
  8. OPERATION – CRANE SLUNG: Attach an appropriate shackle to each of the four lifting eyes which are in turn connected to a single lifting ring via an individual lifting chain, commonly known as a 4-leg chain rig (not supplied by Merlin).
  9. The gate will automatically lock once raised and unlock when placed on level ground.
  10. The unit is now ready for use.

 

Fork Mounted Access Platform With Lift Up Bar IAP 6

Fork Mounted Access Platform

Our range of Access Platforms provide a safe environment for a wide range of maintenance and inspections to be carried out from, with the reassurance that they have been manufactured in accordance with HSE document PM28 4th Edition.

Standard Features:

  • Hinge back guard for ease of transportation and storage
  • Safety harness attachment rings
  • Self-draining non-slip floor
  • Internal Handles
  • Stilt pressings to elevate fork pockets
  • Zinc plated heel pins for safe attachment to truck
  • Maximum fork section 150 x 50 mm at 525 centres
  • Painted bright orange for safety

Optional Features:

  • Safety harness

Size:

Model Capacity Weight C of G No. Of Persons Personal Access
IAP-6 250 kg 102 kg 525 mm 2 Lift Up Bar
IAP-7 250 kg 104 kg 525 mm 2 Side Gate
IAP-8 250 kg 125 kg 585 mm 2 Side Gate

Operation:

  1. The product must be positioned on level ground.
  2. Position the forks to the correct distance apart to locate into fork pockets.
  3. Remove fork pocket heel pins from access platform and drive forks into fork pockets.
  4. Insert fork pocket heel pins directly behind the heel of fork and attach the safety lynch pin into the hole provided.
  5. The attachment is now ready for use.

 

Fork Mounted High Lift Access Platform IAP 3HL

Fork Mounted High Lift Access Platform

When additional lift height is required the High-Lift Platform is the perfect solution.

Fork pockets are positioned at floor level with the platform height being a further 1000 mm higher to give additional lift height to that of the forklift.

Access is made via a fixed ladder and automatic gate assembly.

Standard Features:

  • Automatic locking and unlocking gate.
  • Fixed ladder to side complete with handrails
  • Safety harness attachment rings
  • Increase platform height 1000 mm above fork pockets
  • Self-draining non-slip floor
  • Zinc plated heel pins and locking chain for safe attachment to truck
  • Maximum fork section 150 x 50 mm at 690 centres
  • Painted bright orange for safety

Optional Features:

  • Safety harness

Size:

Model Capacity Weight C of G No. Of Persons Personal Access
IAP-3HL 250 kg 234 kg 390 mm 2 Side Gate

Operation:

  1. The product must be positioned on level ground. (We would recommend that two people carry out the assembly of the unit, beginning with the removal of all packaging. Lift and position the back guard into an upright position aligning all 4 holes with the platform and fix the 4 (M12) Bolts supplied into the four slotted holes and tighten the bolts using the washer and nyloc nuts provided. This now ensures that the Access Platform is ready for use).
  2. Position the forks to the correct distance apart to locate into fork pockets.
  3. Remove fork pocket heel pins from access platform and drive forks into fork pockets.
  4. Insert fork pocket heel pins directly behind the heel of the fork and attach the safety lynch pin into the hole provided.
  5. Attach your safety harness to the safety harness anchor point within the platform.
  6. The attachment is now ready for use. (Please note – the gate automatically locks once raised and unlocks when placed on level ground).
Contact Us
Please contact us if you have any questions such as price or lead times. Merlin Industrial Products Ltd Unit A43 Kingsley Close, Lee Mill Industrial Estate Ivybridge Devon PL21 9LL United Kingdom Call: 01752 690622 Fax: 01752 313333
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