Eas-Dec solar platformThe new OSHA- and CSA-Compliant Easi-Dec Solar Platform from Kee Safety, Inc., Buffalo, NY is an engineered hoist for lifting solar panels to the roof of single and two-story buildings while providing installers with a fully-guarded work station. Designed for smaller, thermal solar installations, and featuring a lifting capacity of 165 lbs., the new Easi-Dec Solar Platform can be assembled from the ground up by two workers in less than 10 minutes and then easily lifted into position. With a load rating of 750 lbs. evenly distributed, the assembled system measures 6-1/2-ft. long by 2-1/2-ft. deep and is supported by adjustable telescopic legs. Corrosion-resistant aluminum safety railings on the Easi-Dec Solar Platform are fitted with Kee Lite® aluminum safety components and toe boards. The system complies with OSHA 1926.451 for construction scaffolds as well as ANSI A10.8, ANSI/ASSE A14.2, and in Canada, CSA Z 797.09 and REG 213/91.

The new Easi-Dec Solar Platform saves a significant amount of time compared to building scaffolds, and offers greater versatility, according to Kee Safety. The Solar Platform includes a cushioned rolling bar for positioning over windows and to provide continuous platform support for load distribution on vinyl siding, cedar shingles, and exterior insulation. The lightweight system can be disassembled quickly after use and easily transported in a cargo van or on a truck rack. The time savings and convenience can enable workers to be more productive on the jobsite and complete projects sooner.

The company states that standard legs supplied with the new Easi-Dec Solar Platform are adjustable from 10’-9” to 18’-2” platform height, and the legs are adjustable individually in 1.2” increments to accommodate uneven or sloping ground. Four other leg kits are optionally available to provide platform heights ranging from 7’-7” to 22’-5”. Winged gates are also available as an option to extend fall protection at the roof edge an additional three feet on both sides.

For free literature and additional information, contact: Kee Safety, Inc., 100 Stradtman Street, Buffalo, NY 14206. Phone: 716-896-4949. Fax: 716-896-5696. Toll-Free: 800-851-5181. Email: info@keesafety.com. www.KeeSafety.com. For product details and to download a PDF file, visit: http://keesafety.com/products/solar_panel_installation