SAEclimber reacts to HSE safety alert with updates

By Euan Youdale01 July 2022

SAEclimber has implemented new safety improvements to its products that go beyond European standards, following the UK HSE’s safety alert in May concerning mast climbers.

SAEclimber safety app

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) BSCD1-2022 alert stated, ‘Platforms could fall from height where mechanical faults in drive units go undetected. If not rectified quickly, the fault could cause serious injury, or even death.’

Now, SAEclimber has confirmed features on its P40 mast climber exceed European EN-1495 standard requirements, including a new app-based device. In addition, the company said, through a range of tests and video evidence sent to HSE, showed that its P40 unit has two motors with centrifugal brakes and a magnetothermal relay that detects failures in any one of the motors.

It does this by detecting over current, rather than temperature. The company said that the evidence clearly shows that the drive unit stops when the difference of power consumption between both motors is higher than 25%.

After having presented the report to the HSE, SAEclimber decided to also go beyond the European standard by adding extra safety solutions, including an amperimetric card that can be monitored using an app, as well a new inductive relay.

Delivered directly to your inbox, Access International Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Middle-market investment banker adds BrandSafway M&A experience
Jim Rogers, former vice president of corporate development for BrandSafway, will direct TKO Miller’s industrial services practice
CanLift expands XCMG scissor line
Canadian rental company now offers XCMG XG4390RT and XG5390RT scissors
GAM secures €35m European loan
Funding from EIB earmarked for electrification, sustainability and digital initiatives
Euan Youdale Editor, Access International Tel: +44 (0)1892 786 214 E-mail:
Ollie Hodges Sales Manager Tel: +44 (0)1892 786253 E-mail: