Position Papers

Working Platforms

Historically one third of all Dangerous Occurrences reported by FPS Members are related to working platforms. Every Dangerous Occurrence and every ‘near miss’ involving the platform is a potential fatality.


FPS Members therefore require that the Working Platforms must be designed, properly constructed, regularly inspected and maintained for the plant which will use them.


To support this requirement we have created the Working Platform Certificate and published the BR470 specification document “Working Platforms for Tracked Plant” which can be purchased here. The FPS has also created a tool for calculating the rig track bearing pressures a working platform will need to withstand. This can be found in the Guidance section of our website, together with other technical information.


The Working Platform Certificate document can be downloaded from this page.



Working Platform Certificate