It has become a trend in the construction industry to complete projects quicker, while considering tighter budgets and safety regulations. Most methods of construction require working at height of some form, and Eazi Sales & Service, South Africa’s sole distributor of JLG aerial work platforms, has enabled these tasks to become more efficient with machines that are safer, quicker and more economical than traditional access methods such as scaffolding, boson’s chairs and expensive cranes.
JLG mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) from Eazi Sales & Service have become an integral part of the construction of factories, commercial buildings, warehouses, process production plants, mines, workshops – to name a few. The most popular machines used in steel construction include diesel boom lifts; such as the 15.5m JLG450AJ, 20m JLG600AJ, and the 26m JLG800AJ. The range escalates to include an impressive height of 47m with the new JLG1500SJ with an outreach of 24m and telescopic jib of 7.6m
Larry Smith, Director, Eazi Sales & Service explains: “These machines are ideal for erecting large steel structures, where aligning structures, torqueing bolts in place, cutting and grinding, welding, inspection and general maintenance tasks are performed.”
“The benefits of MEWPs over scaffolding and ladders culminate in an access solution that is much more economical. MEWPs offer versatility and a higher speed of access, enabling operators to meet tight deadlines while requiring less labour and improving operator safety. Less construction down time is also achieved, making aerial work platforms from Eazi Sales & Service an essential investment for any construction or steel erection company,” says Smith.
“The construction industry is experiencing a new trend where safety officers favour working at height using MEWPs. This is because time required to get to height is significantly reduced, having an effect on operator safety since operators don’t have to manually climb scaffolding rigs and become fatigued,” says Smith.
Other benefits include that scaffolding build and breakdown times, as well as the need for certification from safety officers, are eliminated since MEWPs are easily driven from one location to another – even while at height. JLG diesel boom lifts are specifically designed to be driven on rough terrain surfaces with standard 4 x 4 drive systems and oscillating front axles.
This reduces the risk of accidents happening by reducing the number of people on site. These benefits leave scaffolding – which requires inspector approval for dismantling and re-assembly – looking out-dated and tedious.
All JLG machines are built with the highest safety standards in mind and are SABS-approved. JLG machines also comply with mining and construction company regulations and are fitted with additional safety accessories to suit certain environments.
Eazi Sales & Service performs full assessments to determine the best access solution for tasks in the steel construction industry, and offers expert training to designated operators. The company also nationally supports JLG access platforms with numerous service centres.
Eazi Sales & Service is the sole distributor of JLG access platforms and telescopic material handlers servicing Southern Africa and various countries within Africa, offering maintenance, repairs, JLG-parts and technical advice. The various industry sectors that Eazi serves include construction, industrial, transport, aviation, mining, warehousing, and petrochemical, among others. The company provides a complete turnkey solution to its customers through its national footprint and southern African support structure. Eazi Sales & Service provides safe, productive and cost-effective working at height solutions to its customers.
For more information, please visit eazisales.co.za
Enquiries: Larry Smith
Eazi Sales & Service
Tel: 086 100 5540