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Suspended Access Cradle Hire
Apollo Cradles supply temporary access cradle solutions for hire nationwide, throughout the UK.
What is a cradle?Suspended cradles (also known as suspended access platforms) are safe working areas hung from cables which can be raised and lowered into position using powered winches.
Suspended cradles are widely used for maintenance, cleaning, inspection and installation work on both the external and internal sides of buildings and structures.
Suspended either directly from a gantry, structure or using a specially fabricated roof-rig system, temporary access cradles are a quick and convenient method of accessing heights or depths out of the range of conventional access methods such as scaffolding, ladders, cherry pickers and scissor lifts.
Another advantage of cradles is that they create no obstruction at ground level and generally need no tying in to the building face. With little noise or vibration, cradles are ideal for working at height on occupied buildings.
Modular capabilityA cradle consists of deck units, guardrails, winches and headgear. These are modular and can be configured to suit a wide range of applications ranging in length from 2 to 12 metres. For more specialist applications we have the ability to design and produce suspended cradles which pass round corners, travel at angles and slot inside chimneys and shafts, please contact us for more information.
Power systemsThe ability to raise and lower the cradle comes from either the Alpha Hoist or Compact Hoist, depending on load requirements. These are highly reliable devices with built in fail safes and are combined with the Sky Lock secondary rope safety device.
Summary specification▷ Platforms up to 12 metres long
▷ Manual, electric or pneumatic operation
▷ No ties to building required
▷ No obstructions at ground level
▷ Corner and double platform options
▷ Any desired height and high load capacity
▷ Special platforms available
▷ Fully accredited training available
Apollo Cradles can supply cradles to specifically suit your access requirements. Please contact us for more information.
Please also take a look at some of our previous suspended access cradle projects below, to see the full capabilities of cradles provided by Apollo Cradles.