The Height Factor for Repairs
The height factor can be a very difficult problem to overcome with traditional equipment. With a helicopter platform, the workers can quickly inspect the connection points on several towers and will not be inconvenienced by the snow that has covered the roads or the towers. Several customers may be forced to survive for more than one week without any electrical power if the roads are blocked by snow. A helicopter bench is a safe platform for a worker who must quickly complete a repair on a tower.
Safety is a crucial factor for the quality of the working conditions. If a worker was using a bucket truck for completing the inspections, there could be hazards that would endanger the worker who could not quickly move away from the tower. With the helicopter bench, a worker can wear a seat belt and can lash a toolbox to the bench. If there is some kind of sudden danger, the pilot can quickly move the helicopter away from the tower.
A short response time is very important for company managers who have a responsibility for protecting the customers and who must plan the repair procedures. With a helicopter platform, a worker can safely sit on the bench while he or she is thoroughly inspecting the connection points. The information from the inspections can be used to inform the customers about the repair procedures such as when the electrical power will probably be restored in the area.