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Choosing the Right Loading Platform for Your Facility

Does your processing facility deal with a high level of product transfer or shipping that requires your team to be able have quick, easy and safe access throughout your operation? Want to maximize your efficiency without having to compromise on space or safety? Modular platforms are a great way to increase mobility and efficiency, all while ensuring your facility is as safe as possible. Platforms are extremely versatile and can be adapted to fit just about any space, especially if you partner with a talented team like Northern Platforms, who can make it easy to find the perfect fit for your unique application.

Below, we’ll discuss some of the key factors to keep in mind when choosing a loading platform for your facility. Read on to learn more!

Determining Your Needs

Just like adding any other piece of equipment to your resources, the most important place to start is to determine your specific needs with regard to both facility capacity and operational requirements. Consider aspects like your overall budget, whether you need a platform that can move from location to location, what the safe weight capacity needs to be, if you need external installation assistance, what dimensions you need, and most importantly, what requirements you need to meet in order to be in alignment and compliance with health and safety standards.

Weigh Pros and Cons

As we mentioned above, when you’re deciding on what kind of platform works best for your facility, there’s a wide range of factors that you need to have in mind. In addition to these base necessities, you’ll want to consider if you need a custom fit or a more standard modular platform for your operation. Each offers you distinct benefits, and you’ll want to spend some time chatting with your representative to determine which fit is best for your facility. Custom platforms, for example, will be specifically designed for your needs and thus can easily fit around equipment and utilities, but you may also find that they cost more compared to standard modular platforms depending on your exact needs. Modular platforms, on the other hand, will be less customized but are often convenient and faster to get installed as there’s no time needed for a custom build. The right fit will be whatever model manages to best accommodate the majority of your needs while staying on budget and in alignment with your timeline for installation.

Modular Platforms and More at Northern Platforms

Northern Platforms is a family-owned and operated business based out of Leduc, Alberta. Our team puts your safety first and is pleased to stock products from the top names in the business, including SafeRack, ErectaStep, RollaStep and more. Among our inventory, you’ll find products like RollaStep’s MP Mobile Work Platform, as well as both the G and C series mobile platforms. In addition, Northern Platforms also offers turnkey installation services and preventative maintenance support to ensure you’re always covered, every step of the way.

Learn more about our mobile platform solutions as well as our extensive range of other items by contacting our team today!