KOMBI® Modular Access Systems - Perfect Fit For Lift Access


Project

Lift Pit Deck, 380 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC

 

Installer

Otis Australia

 

Products

KOMBI Modular Access Platform System

 

Situation

Welded steel platforms have traditionally been used for lift pit access. They can be cumbersome and hard to work with and require exact measurements to be provided for manufacture. Get those measurements wrong and the whole system may need to be re-fabricated.

Assembly in confined areas can cause additional issues including the problem of physically getting the heavy equipment into the location and then the use of hot welding works to install the units.

Otis Australia had struggled with their client's existing welded steel platform and when they required a simpler more modular solution they contacted SAYFA to design a platform system that would provide access to their lift pits.

 

Solution

Having found the previous steel platform system difficult to work with, KOMBI's modularity and lightweight aluminium construction was exactly what Otis and their client were looking for.

The access platforms / decks were tailored to suit the site conditions and with the ability to be adjusted in situ the stress of obtaining exact measurements was a thing of the past.

Being modular, the KOMBI Platform could be supplied in loose components and transported to the exact location by hand without the need for heavy lifting equipment - another important benefit when working in such small spaces.

Although appearing simple in design, the installation could have led to frustration. The team had to make allowances for all the other elements within the lift pit and effectively build the system around them.

Otis were able to install the access platform themselves using basic power tools, making any minor modifications as required using the KOMBI T-Bolt.

The quick and hassle free install has cemented KOMBI's modular benefits to the team at OTIS, notwithstanding the significant cost savings that they received by utilising their own staff for the assembly.

 

Why KOMBI® Access Platform Systems?

When access is tight and existing machinery or equipment makes the installation of systems almost impossible, KOMBI Access Stair and Platform Systems provide the answer.

The KOMBI T-Bolt, our patented no weld fixing method, enables systems to be tailor-made and adjustable there and then according to the site conditions and regardless of what other structures or equipment is in the way.

As the requirement for access to lift machinery becomes a higher OH & S focus and part of a PCBU's responsibilities (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking), modular systems such as KOMBI continue to be the popular choice. Read the Victoria Police Centre case study for another success story.

Contact the team for your next project on 1300 301 755 or info@sayfa.com.au.

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Find out more about the unique KOMBI stair and access platform systems.

 

For Design Assistance

Melbourne Office