We’re extremely proud to have been shortlisted for a prestigious award. The UK-based company is one of four companies vying for the Contribution to Safe Working at Height category at the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs).
Outriggerpads is nominated for its innovative free Outrigger Pad Calculator desktop application. The Calculator is designed to help powered access platform users accurately choose the right spreader plates for each job, by accounting for factors such as the maximum allowable ground pressure and the load per outrigger. It also helps operators identify where to find the relevant spreader plate data on the access equipment itself.
Charles Grizzle, Business Development Manager for Outriggerpads, said: “We are extremely proud to be shortlisted for the IAPAs, which is a great endorsement from the powered access industry.
“We take safety very seriously at Outriggerpads. Our Calculator provides a quick, easy and free way for users to improve site safety and minimise the risk of an access platform losing stability.”
Outriggerpads also worked with IPAF, the leading authority on powered access safety, to create a dedicated IPAF version of the Calculator, which is available here: http://pads.ipaf.org/
The Calculator goes beyond powered access, as it is designed to determine the corrected sized spreader plates required for any type of equipment with outrigger, stabilisers or jack legs, including cranes and telehandlers. You can find the Calculator here: http://calculator.outriggerpads.co.uk
The IAPAs take place in London on 23rd April, alongside the 2020 IPAF Summit. You can find further details here: www.iapa-summit.info/awards.html
Outriggerpads supplies a leading global range of spreader plates, outrigger pads and ground mats, which have vertical load bearing capacities from 5 to 350 tonnes. These products are widely used by operators of cranes, powered access platforms and other mobile plant such as concrete pumps, as well as exhibition trailers.
Polyethylene spreader plates and ground mats hold their shape under extreme vertical pressure and can adapt to the contours of the terrain. They are also a lighter weight than many equivalent pads made of metal or wood and are much less susceptible to water damage, corrosion and splintering.