Mast climbing work platforms or construction elevator is a platform used for elevating personnel and materials to perform work on a construction job site. They can carry both personnel and materials to greater heights than a ladder and support materials as needed. Scaffold Resource in DC, Maryland, and Virginia adheres to safety guidelines for mast climbing work platforms in order to protect personnel and keep the job site running smoothly. These platforms are not used for transporting things to floors, they are only used as mobile work platforms for safety reasons. That type of equipment is called a Mast Climbing Transport Platform, or just Transport Platform for short.

Prestart Inspection For Mast Climbing Work Platforms

Immediately report any maintenance issues that need attention so your crew can avoid an accident. Manufacturers normally issue a product manual which you should strictly follow in addition to local codes and regulations.

Do Not Exceed Safety Limitations

Mast climbing work platforms have limitations on the platform. Exceeding these limitations puts personnel at risk and will decrease efficiency in the long run, as you may have to deal with an injury or damage to materials from an improperly used platform. Pay close attention to overhanging platform capacity limits.


Regular maintenance of the mast climbing work platform will keep it running smoothly, which, in turn, increases production on the construction job site. The platform comes with a manual to assist with proper maintenance checks.

Safety guidelines for mast climbing work platforms recommend the proper use of gear and equipment to protect personnel from injuries. Harnesses worn by personnel and attached directly to the mast climbing platform keep workers secure should an accident happen. . The fall arrest harness ensures added safety.


Using base ties must be in place before removing any other ties on the work platform. If they are not, the mast climbing platform will not be stable and could tip over. The manual should contain exact information on how to safely dismantle your product.

To set up a scaffolding rental for your upcoming project in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, contact Scaffold Resource. We have provided our customers with safe and secure scaffolding, mast climbers, construction elevators,  hoisting, and shoring solutions.

For more information about mast climbing work platform rental and sales, all at (301) 768-4684.

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