APS - Suspended Access Platforms

SUSPENDED ACCESS PLATFORMS


APS’s ability to provide our proprietary suspended access platform system across multiple industries has allowed us to showcase this dynamic, innovative and flexible system on some of the countries most important and high profile infrastructure.

Engineered and fabricated in-house, the APS Suspended Access Platform System is lightweight, extremely strong and recognised in the industry as an efficient alternative to traditional systems such as scaffolding.

Our modular space frame platform systems use the components that make up the APS Suspended Access Platform System as a base, but our team can design and adapt parts to suit project specific needs.

APS Suspended Platforms can be adapted to meet most project requirements, including many of the following:


  • Transport Bridges
  • Elevated Roadways
  • Jettys
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Power Stations
  • Mine site conveyors & ports
  • Public & private Events
  • Oil & Gas onshore loading jettys
  • Offshore O&G Helideck & underdeck

PROJECT EXAMPLES

WEST GATE BRIDGE

The West Gate Bridge Strengthening Project located on one of Melbourne’s most iconic bridges; saw the supply of over 7000m2 of our APS Suspended Access Platform System. Our system was used by Australian construction giant John Holland to carry out the external concrete and steel strengthening works and at the time was the largest temporary suspended access project ever undertaken in Australia.
APS utilised our in-house design and manufacturing capabilities together with our site teams, to complete the project that included the manufacture, erection, relocation, lowering and dismantle of the platforms

NSW MAJOR BRIDGE

Our Suspended Access Platform system was used by a Tier 1 construction provider to carry out the remediation, repair and maintenance tasks to both above ground and over water sections of the bridge. The APS design and manufacturing teams worked closely with the client to ensure each of our modular decking systems was optimised to the project needs.

APS arranged initial transport and logistics as well as the delivery, erection, relocation, lowering and dismantle of the platforms.

PAITON POWER STATION

Power station outages are high intensity, tight deadline projects as when they are offline, revenue is being lost, making speed and quality essential. APS was engaged by a customer to design, manufacture, erect and remove our Techni truss access platform system from the GDF Suez, Paiton Power Station. APS provided a range of mechanical and rigging services to complete the scope on time, with a perfect safety record. This performance saw the APS team invited back for future shutdown activities, a testament to the level of efficiency, safety and speed that the APS Suspended Access Platform System and personnel can provide.

TASMANIA SHIP LOADER PLATFORM

APS was awarded a multi-year contract to supply two suspended access platforms for the ship loader and jetty restoration works being carried out at the Grange Resources Port Latta ship loading facility in Tasmania.

Providing a working area of 8.2m x 7.4m per platform, the platforms are currently suspended from the main support structure of the ship loader. Our platforms are used to carry out blasting and painting works on the structural steel and the APS components of the project were completed successfully, on time and on budget.

GHECO ONE PLANT

The GHECO-One plant in Thailand is a coal-fired thermal plant that began commercial operation in 2012. The plant, which generates and sells electricity to EGAT, operates as an independent power producer under Thailand’s IPP program generating 660MW of power.

APS were engaged to support critical maintenance and shutdown activities providing the APS Technitruss access platform system.

The project was delivered on time, safely with an exemplary record.

LOY YANG COAL CONVEYOR

This innovative, Multi Access project required APS to design, engineer and erect a suspended Techni-truss platform, then erect a general-purpose scaffold erected directly on top off it for sandblasting and painting works to the underside of the conveyor.
The client greatly saved in terms of labour, scaffold material and time costs due to APS’s design eliminating the need for a ground-based birdcage or hanging scaffold. Significant safety benefits were also achieved by hoisting up scaffold material using mechanical aided platforms, removing conventional working at heights and manual handling requirements.