Randall Access, a Safe Fleet brand, has introduced its first floor-deployed platform that combines a patent-pending grab handle for three points of contact; an expansive 41-inch-wide platform; and an integrated ladder.

The FDP 4128LH is the result of answering the market’s request for a larger side door platform that incorporates safety at every point. The FDP line, including the new FDP 4128LH, continues to offer Randall’s signature walk surface on the platform and the ladder steps—creating continuous, aggressive walk surfaces for the driver.

Fred Jevaney, president of Safe Fleet Truck & Trailer division, said, “Our patent-pending built-in grab handle, large platform surface and integrated ladder work together to prevent driver injury by facilitating ‘three points of contact’.”

OSHA notes that strains and sprains account for 50% of truck driver injuries. On average, a driver will lose 11 days of work from an ankle sprain. In addition, when a person jumps from a height of four feet, the force of impact is between five and seven times their body weight.

To reduce or prevent these injuries, the FDP 4128LH facilitates three-point contact when entering and exiting the trailer. The three points of contact keep three of four critical parts of the body (hands and feet) in contact with the trailer while entering or exiting a vehicle. For example, the three points of contact system represents that two hands and one foot—or two feet and one hand—are always in contact with the vehicle.

Key features of the 4128LH include:

•Constructed with extruded aluminum, 6061 T6 alloy, the toughest material available on Access products, to withstand cracking

•Randall’s signature walk surface—aggressive, gripping, all-weather

•E-coated and powdercoated tunnel to prevent rust

•Slider pads for easy deployment and stowage

For more information, see www.randallmfg.com/access or phone 800-323-7424.