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Suspended Access Platforms (sometimes known as cradles),Temporary Access Cradles and Access Equipment are used for accessing difficult to reach areas in a building environment. Greater London Cradles Ltd. are specialists in suspended and powered access cradles; below are just a few of the cradles you can hire.


Cradle Platform, Modular Alloy Platform

Cradle Platform, Modular Alloy Platform

A quick and cost-effective method of accessing any high-rise structure with no height ceiling.


•             painting

•             cladding

•             general building work

•             cleaning buildings

•             surveys and inspections


Cradle 1-16 metres in length. SWL of cradle between 200kg-500kg.


Work Cage

Work cage

A Work Cage is used in a limited area for repair and inspection projects, rescue or observation by one or two workers.


Used with top rigging and one electrical hoist.


Height 2315mm, Length 1000mm, Width 1370mm. SWL of work Cage is 1 person or 250kg.


Scafor Manual Cradle

Scaffor Manual Cradle

A Scafor Manual Cradle is a device used to suspend a person(s) using a manually powered hoist. These cradles are smaller, lighter and do not require an electrical power source.


  • painter's cradles
  • bosun's chairs and one man cradles
  • platforms with fixed or articulated stirrups


Ideal length between 1 and 6 metres. SWL of a Manual Cradle is 2 men or 250kg.


Bosun's Chair

Bosun's chair

A bosun's chair is a device used to suspend a person from a rope to perform work aloft. It is distinguished from a climbing harness by the inclusion of a more or less rigid seat, providing more comfort than even the best-padded straps for long-term use. However, the bosun's chair does not allow the freedom of movement necessary for climbing, and the occupant is generally hoisted or lowered into place using the rope alone. Control of the hoist is by a pendant control box, that the operative uses to move the chair from the comfort of his seat.




SWL One man or 125kg.


Our Access Cradles can be assembled to give access to buildings in a couple of hours/days, which is extremely quick in comparison to the time and cost involved in assembling a scaffold, and makes the cradle a very efficient means of access to multi-storey flats/buildings.

Greater London Cradles can supply cradles to specifically suit your access requirements. Please give us a call on 020 3794 6997 or contact us for more information.