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Suspended Platforms - How To Install And Check The Stability Of Attachments ?

Lightweight and adjustable, our suspended platforms, designed for professionals in the Building, Industry, Wind Turbine and Elevator sectors, provide numerous solutions for the hoisting of personnel on the work site and necessarily require standard or "custom made" suspension devices. 

Depending on the work to be carried out, a suitability study must be conducted beforehand to determine the type and length of the platform as well as the winches and their lifting capacity. This study will also define the appropriate type of attachment: FIXAPOUTRE S suspension beams, parapet consoles, FIXEO mast system or custom made solutions.


FIXAPOUTRE S suspension beams are the most frequently used. They are used on a roof and must be placed on supports with stable distribution surfaces, able to receive lowering of loads.  Mobile, they must be installed on a raceway. The ballasting of each beam is crucial and is calculated according to the following formula :

Mw ballast value of each beam 

Li = distance between the front support and rear support of the beam 

lo = overhang (distance between the front support and the hoisting cable)

WLL = hoist capacity

It is important to check that the area receiving the ballast and the area where the R action is exerted has sufficient resistance. A distribution of the loads will have to be carried out if necessary. It is necessary to use FIXATOR counterweights and secure it to the beam so that it can only be removed by voluntary action (excluding liquids and granulated materials).

We  also recommend to check (see drawing  below) : 

  • The counterweights : locking and exact number 
  • The slings : are they correctly stretched ?
  • The limit switch stops and the screws on the suspension beams : are they all present?


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