Planet Platforms have supplied work at height solutions to a number of organisations within the heritage sector. As they gear up to reopening this spring, these systems will continue to help staff and volunteers work safely at height.
Typically, these are not for profit operations who rely on donations to fund operational costs and offering value for money is always a critical factor.
In the rail heritage sector, we have worked with the likes of the Orient Express, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and the Crich Tramway Village. Here we supplied suspended aluminium walkways to gain safe access to the roofs of rail vehicles.
On the aerospace side, access equipment supplied to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is used to overhaul the Rolls Royce Merlin engines on their Lancaster bomber. A task that is completed annually over the winter months when the aircraft is not flying. Over in Lancashire, at the Avro Heritage Museum, Planet Platforms supplied a step viewing platform, so visitors can look inside the cockpit of a Vickers VC10 aircraft.
Another mentionable organisation is the National Trust, where several of their stately homes have purchased fibreglass mobile scaffold towers. The unique properties of our Protec fibreglass tube lend themselves to many industries and the heritage sector has taken advantage of one of these. As fibreglass is inert, it will not oxidise like a conventional aluminium scaffold tower and so can be kept incredibly clean. So, anyone climbing up the scaffold tower to clean an exhibit, will have spotless hands when they reach the work platform and will not transfer any contaminants onto this object.
All these attractions are fantastic places to visit and when they open this spring Planet Platforms can highly recommend going to all of them.