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SPECIALS 8 Customized product for Bruil: the modular safety platform From demand to a new way of working A small improvement can have a big impact, certainly when it comes to working safely. Moreover, a smart idea “The modular safety platform of Altrex reinforces makes the job a lot more pleasant. For example, we came the added value of our product. That is also the up with the idea of a modular safety platform for and feedback from our customers.” jointly with Bruil, supplier of mortars and prefab concrete: a simple and effective custom solution. “We looked for a solution to a safety problem at the building site,” says Edo Peet, CSR manager at Bruil. “We supply, among other things, dry mortars in silos to building sites. These silos are topped up at the building site: a bigbag for replenishing is then suspended above the silo. This involves manual labor, such as opening the bottom side of the bigbag. In earlier days, you could only climb up the side of the silo using a ladder: unprotected and impractical.” THE DEMAND: STRONG AND SOLID “The engineers of Altrex surprised us with a smart design: the modular safety platform,” states Peet. “The frame consists of rugged tubes, including many round tubes. These provide the user with maximum grip and dirt slides First, Bruil sat down at the drawing board, but finding a easily off them. The customized grate of the platform has workable solution emerged to be a challenge, until a large holes, so that rubbish and dirt have little chance of colleague mentioned the customized concepts of Altrex. accumulating. In spite of the large openings, the platform Edo Peet contacted Altrex and explained the challenge has sufficient loadbearing capacity, more than the set faced by Bruil: the product should be solid and light at the standards. And with the water-milled logo, the platform same time. It should also be easily disassembled and also looks nice. After all, appearance also counts.” withstand pounding, because it is used intensively. Furthermore, legal safety standards apply to the construction sector.