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Depending on the platform configuration, the typical rule of thumb is a maximum length cantilever of ¼ the total length of the platform. This length can be applied on both ends of the platform simultaneously. The cantilever is measured from the End Guardrail to the center of the C-Stirrup. Once a platform is 40ft or longer, the new maximum cantilever is limited to a 10ft MAX. Please consult Bee Access prior to use.
250 lb (~1 worker)
250 lb (~1 worker)
Yes, all components are 100% compatible. Please consult Bee Access prior to use.
Although Altrex and UP-STAGE platforms and components are compatible with each other, they are NOT compatible with other manufacturers’ makes of suspended platforms.
After deciding the platform required length, the component charts provide the load capacity of the desired platform length along with all of the required components, part numbers, and quantities for either End Stirrup or C- Stirrup configurations.
Front guardrails are REQUIRED on all platforms not stabilized to the structure. When using a stabilization system AND the platform is less than 14” from the façade, the front guardrail may be lowered. OSHA 1910.25(g)(5): Guardrails not less than 36 inches or more than 42 inches high, with a mid-rail and toeboards, shall be installed at all open sides on all scaffolds more than 10 feet above the ground or floor. “Open sides”: means the edge of a platform that is more than 14 inches (36 cm) away from a sturdy, continuous, vertical surface (such as a building wall).
The platform’s load capacity varies depending on numerous factors. Please see the Platform Component Chart for standard platform configurations and the associated load capacity.
The maximum length platform with 2 hoists is 70ft. This would entail a platform with 50ft distance between hoists and a 10ft cantilever per side (10ft + 50ft + 10ft = 70ft). Please see the Platform Component Chart for standard platform configurations and the associated load capacity.
Yes, with a fixed corner: 1/2m cantilever. With an adjustable corner: 1m cantilever. Please consult Bee Access prior to use.
This is dependent upon the platform configuration. Please contact Bee Access.
Yes. Each U-Frame comes standard with 8 Quick Pins attached with lanyards.
No. The Guard Rail Posts do not come with the U-Frames and need to be ordered separately. You will need (2) Guard Rail Posts per U-Frame.
No tieback is required. However, it is optional.
A Guy Wire System is required for all 5×5 H-Beam rigging assemblies with outreaches beyond 10ft. NOTE: The Guy Wire system is suggested for a 10ft outreach BUT not required.
The maximum return is 4ft.
9ft Outreach when using a 1000 lb rated hoist for personnel use.
11ft Outreach when using a 1000 lb rated hoist for personnel use.
The maximum outreach for this setup is 5ft.
Bee Access outrigger beams and components are not compatible with different/other manufacturers’ makes of outrigger beams.
The maximum outreach Bee Access can accomplish using mostly standard 5×5 H-Beams is 14ft (this will include stacking beams, Cable Truss, Horizontal Guy Wire System and beam clamps). Please consult Bee Access prior to use.
Consult our voltage calculator HERE.
Approximately 12V with source voltage of 208V. Consult our voltage calculator HERE.
Use a 20A breaker for 1000 lb BISOMAC hoists or 30A for 1500 lb hoists.
208V +/- 10% so 187 to 228V AT THE HOIST WHILE RUNNING. Long power cords will cause a Voltage drop and a booster may be required. Consult our Voltage calculator HERE.
GFCI testers are designed to check the wiring of a GFCI-protected outlet in a home or place of business. They are not designed to test the wiring on a dual-coil isolation transformer. Just plug in the transformer and press the “test” button on the GFCI itself to test it. If the GFCI button “pops,” hit the “reset” button and enjoy using your now-tested GFCI step-down transformer. If the button does not pop, the GFCI will need to be replaced before it can be used on a job site.
The step-down transformer’s coil and GFCI can handle up to 20 Amps worth of power tool demand. The labels on a power tool should tell you how many Amps of electric current it will require when in use. Add 10% to that number to account for Voltage differences on the platform, then figure out how many Amps will be used when you run your tools. An additional step-down transformer may be required to avoid overloading (and ruining) a step-down’s coil and/or GFCI if you will need more than 20 Amps of current while all tools are in use.
5 kW per hoist, so 10 kW for a platform with 2 hoists.
Personnel: 4 to 1 Safety Factor. Material: 2.5 to 1 Safety Factor
YES: An anemometer is required to check wind speeds before utilizing the platform during the daily inspection processes. Tool tethers are also highly suggested.
OSHA guidelines restrict users from operating a suspended platform during adverse weather, including storms, high winds, and icy conditions. Users are restricted from operating the platform when wind velocities reach or exceed 25 mph, even in clear, stable weather. A competent person will make the determination of use if wind speeds are less than 25mph, yet the jobsite conditions are unsafe.
Competent person classes can be taken through the SAIA (Scaffold Access Industry Association). Visit their site HERE. Specific product training can be taken through Bee Access or Bee Access authorized distributors. Contact Bee Access for more information or to schedule a training session.
Per OSHA, a Competent Person means one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.
Bee’s fall arrest partner and sister company, Safewaze, offers a Class 1 SRL (PN 019-5155) that can be anchored up to 5’ below the user’s back D-ring. This is the product that we recommend for scaffold customers who are serious about complying with the latest SRL standards. Visit the Safewaze website for more information HERE.
ANSI standards limit the length of a lanyard to 3 feet when used with a rope grab attached to a lifeline during suspended platform work. This length limits the amount of freefall before the rope grab has to arrest a worker’s fall and also the total fall distance. Using a 6’ lanyard for up to 12’ of free fall and more than 22′ of total fall distance exposes the worker to much greater risk of injury from swing (pendulum) fall effect and the possibility of striking the platform or other obstructions at high speed while falling.
We have two options for Passive Wire Winders; 500ft drum capacity and 750ft drum capacity, when using 5/16” wire rope.
West Palm Beach, Florida. We also have a second location outside of Atlanta, GA (formerly Access Innovators).
The majority of our Bee Access branded products and accessories are, but not all. There are products that are supplied by NATO friendly countries.
For standard operation, the maximum is 200 ft. However, the MC250 can be operated up to 300 ft with additional requirements. Contact Bee Access for specifications.
Bee Access wire rope is a machine with 131 moving parts (every individual wire and the core), where each part can be produced and assembled differently by a rope manufacturer. By finding the right combination of more than 30 rope characteristics, the wire rope offered by Bee Access delivers great value and performance on every platform hoist used in North America. Bee’s legendary customer support after the sale doesn’t hurt, either.
Bee Access started off as a d/b/a/ under Bee Welding, Inc. in 1997. The name “Bee” came from the welding electrode holders also known as “stingers”, hence the association with a bee stinger. The name Bee Welding was replaced with Bee Access Products (later shortened to Bee Access in 2021) to be more relevant to the access industry we so proudly serve and support.
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