Wise up on work platforms

For painters and decorators, low-level access equipment such as work platforms are an essential part of the toolkit. Here, Jamie Brassington, Product Manager at WernerCo, looks at their new PRO Work Platforms and the benefits they offer…

Over the past year, people have spent more time in their homes than ever before, which has led to an increase in home improvement jobs being carried out. According to the 2021 Home Improvement Trends Report by Rated People, painting and decorating topped the list of jobs being planned for 2021.
  With this in mind, it’s important that decorators have the right equipment to meet the growing demand for this type of work. Work platforms are a great low-level access solution and with a wide variety available on the market, there are plenty of options for tradesmen to choose from that suit different types of jobs.
  The new Werner Adjustable PRO Work Platform is designed to meet the varying needs of painters and decorators, with 10 different configurations achievable.
  With height adjustable legs, the platform extends from 0.51m to 0.76m and enables a safe maximum working height of up to 2.51m.
  The platform’s dual self-locking legs can also both be adjusted and folded individually to provide an even and safe surface when working on stairs, with one leg folded in whilst the straight leg can be adjusted to the desired height.

Meanwhile, the new Werner Linking PRO Work Platform is ideal for working across larger areas. As our most flexible platform yet, the Linking PRO Platform enables users to expand the available work surface area by up to 400%. Decorators can easily slot up to four platforms together to create one seamless work surface.
  Both of these new work platforms from Werner offer a large slip-resistant work platform, allowing tradesmen to easily and safely move as they work, as well as slip resistant feet that will prevent the work platform from moving around whilst in use.
  Both the Adjustable and Linking PRO Work Platform are made from a lightweight aluminium and feature an Easy-Grab handle in the middle of the platform, making them comfortable to carry in one hand, leaving the other hand free to carry tools and materials. The new work platforms also feature slim-fold legs and can fold completely flat to a compact size when closed, which is great for storage.