They needed to provide a safe way for their employees to open the hatches on the hopper & cars retain a sample prior to unloading them. The client wanted to know how quickly they could have a sales representative from Northern Platforms Ltd come to their site to go over the options available to them.
Less than 90 minutes after the phone call was answered, a Northern Platforms Ltd sales representative was on site going over different solutions for safely accessing the tops of hopper cars. The sales representative pointed out that a portable railcar access unit with a parallel approach would allow their operators to safely and easily access hopper cars in multiple locations along their rail siding.
Two members of Northern Platforms Ltd installation team delivered and assembled the portable railcar access unit for the customer and did a demonstration of the proper operating procedures. The performance of the portable railcar access unit exceeded the customers’ expectations and they were incredibly impressed with how quickly Northern Platforms Ltd had provided a solution for them to safely access the tops of railcars at their facility.
Since the first portable rail access unit was ordered, the customer has subsequently ordered numerous other units for other locations all across Canada.
Northern Platforms Ltd has portable rail car and truck access units in stock, ready for immediate delivery. Northern Platforms Ltd stocks both perpendicular and parallel approach bases with numerous styles of ladders and safety cages.