Mast Climbers and Their Uses in Construction

Mastclimbers can be used on 85% of all construction projects; from ‘chasing the frame’ new build projects and recladding work to maintenance and repairs, these modern options make for a more efficient solution when working at height. Often viewed as a buzzword or a quick tick-box addition to the project, they are an effective tool that can be used on their own, alongside and in conjunction with traditional scaffolding – as well as offering other advantages that can save both time and money.

Whether it’s erection on a busy office block or refurbishing an apartment block, mast climbers speed up the erection process significantly and reduce total programme times resulting in reduced disruption to residents. “It’s also much safer than erecting a scaffold, lessening the chance of anti-social behaviour and theft, which can occur when brickwork is hidden behind mono flex.”

Mast climbers: A Comprehensive Guide to Vertical Access Solutions

Painters and contractors are another group who frequently use mast climbing work platforms (MCWP) for safe and efficient access to building facades. They are also incredibly useful for accessing and carrying out inspections, repairs and surveys on buildings and structures.

Increasingly, high rise window cleaners are opting for the ease and safety of a mast climber to reach windows and glass facades on high-rise buildings. With twin masts and a platform length of 6.7-35.9 metres and 2.8-13.4 metres for single masts, these machines can be customised to suit a curved façade and can easily wrap around corners. For any operator or worker using a mast climber, IPAF training is essential and BFT Mastclimbing offers both on and offsite training for all Klimer models. This training includes Occupant, Operator, and Installer courses as well as refresher and train-the-trainer options.