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Steeldeck® Portable Platform Rentals

At Steeldeck® NY safety is a priority.  Here are some safety tips that will assist you with handling our equipment.

How to Lift A Deck

  • In order to lift a Steeldeck® platform properly and reduce the chance of injury we advise that two people handle each deck at a time.
  • When lifting it is best to utilize ergonomics.  Each person positions themselves at either end of the platform, bends their knees, and lifts with their legs.
  • Since the plywood top is the heavy part of the platform, acknowledge gravity, and always keep the “wood down”!

How To Stack Decks

  • Place two 4″ x 4″ ‘bearers’ or a pallet on a stable floor.
  • Make sure the ‘bearers’ are lined up with the metal corner posts
  • Place a Steeldeck® platform plywood down on the bearers
  • Build a stack of up to twelve Steeldeck® platforms (of the same size) plywood down.  Make sure the platforms are uniformly stacked so all corner posts line up (this will assist with loading on a flatbed truck).
  • Ratchet strap the stack by feeding the strap through the wiggle of the frame of the top platform and then through the wiggle of the bottom platform.  Rest the ratchet on top of the stack so there is no risk of it sliding down the stack and causing injury when unstrapping the platforms.

How To Create A Rolling Stack

  • Stand a Steeldeck® platform on its long side, insert two casters into the bottom corner posts (to reduce the possibility of the platform tipping), then two in the top, firmly tightening each hand-knob to keep the casters in place.
  • Flip this Steeldeck® platform down, so it will roll.  Make sure the wheels are locked securely.
  • Build a stack of up to twelve Steeldeck® platforms (of the same size) plywood down. Make sure the platforms are uniformly stacked so all corner posts line up.
  • Ratchet strap the stack by feeding the strap through the wiggle of the frame of the top platform and then through the wiggle of the bottom platform.  Rest the ratchet on top of the stack so there is no risk of it sliding down the stack and causing injury when unstrapping the platforms.

Bracing

  • When a platform is higher than 48″ bracing should be used for stability.
  • Bracing may also be implemented if there is excessive weight or motion on the platform.  Please make sure to tell your rental/sales representative how the platform will be utilized.
  • When attaching bracing pipes be sure to attach them on the inside of the legs.  Nominally 2″of bracing pipe should extend from the clip which will reduce possible trip hazards.

For information regarding stage system assembly please refer to our Instructional Videos.

Our experienced staff is always happy to offer advice or technical information.

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