Everything you need to know about mast climbing and MCWPs [BLOG]

Everything you need to know about mast climbing and MCWPs [BLOG]

A blog written by BFT Mastclimbing...

The traditional method of accessing a high-rise building for re-cladding, brickwork and maintenance was through expensive and labour-intensive scaffolding, but there is a better way.

The video below demonstrates why mast climbing is a safer, quicker and better alternative to scaffolding.



At BFT Mast Climbing, they are proud of the safe, quick and resources-light way that their mast climbers can help project leaders gain access to a building facade, including curved ones.

They can securely hold personnel and loads of up to five tonnes, which helps to reduce the need for manual handling and helps protect subcontractors and staff while they are at work on your project.

All productivity benefits will make a big difference to the speed, safety and profitability of nearly any project that they work on. With nearly 2000 mast climbers that we own themselves, they have the largest and newest fleet of MCWPs in the UK and are capable of supporting hundreds of projects across the country simultaneously.

Their fleet includes:

• BFT 90 - For lighter projects and hard-to-access buildings
• BFT 120 - For medium duty
• BFT 130 - For medium to heavy duty projects
• BFT 150 - For heavy duty projects including brickwork

BFT’s mast climbers conform to all the height, manual handling and other health and safety regulations and legislation you would expect, including BS7981 and EN 1495. They often use a mix of different machines on projects to ensure your program has the right machine and this flexibility is just one of the many advantages to using BFT Mastclimbing.

Their professional, technical consultancy team will hold your hand through your first mast climbing project and provide as much consultation as required, often spotting challenges and providing solutions before you do.

Particularly with more challenging facades which step in and out, have balconies or large curves BFT can create bespoke adaptions to the platforms to make even the hard to reach places easily and safely accessible for you.

BFT can help you speak with your subcontractors if you or they have never used MCWPs before and need that extra professional voice to help your subcontractors understand the benefits of to the programs that these platforms bring. All of BFT’s staff go through rigorous IPAF-accredited training to ensure they know the ins and outs of every machine at their disposal.

They also offer training and consultation to help you maximise the benefits of mast climbing, which include reduced program time, reduced costs, reduced pressure on site logistics and reduced injuries through handling of materials.

BFT are so confident in their mast climbers that you are able to view them in action in their Leighton Buzzard headquarters, where they have recently invested £500,000 in providing a first-class training facility for their dedicated staff.

For futher information, you can contact BFT here.

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BFT Mastclimbing is the UK leader in provision of Mastclimbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) to the construction industry.

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