There are three major problems are faced by worker working on traditional scaffolding:
Lifting of materials and tools while working on scaffolding becomes very difficult and unsafe. Many a times it has been noticed that due to a lack of lifting equipment, workers have to carry the heavy materials and climb up the ladders. More the height, more time it will consume to do so.
Once the scaffolding is erected, now all the workers have to climb up by themselves using the scaffolding ladders. Climbing up using these ladders is time consuming and reason for fatigue problems in the worker. After every 15 to 20 steps they will feel tired and needing rest.
Thousands of workers have been affected by musculo-skeletal disorders because of the position they have to work in traditional scaffolding. As the scaffolding platforms are fixed at a particular position. Workers are always required to extend their body to reach the desired work location. This makes them feel fatigued & tired over a period of time, creates many health issues and reduces overall work efficiency.
The APELs MCWP can be adjusted at a micro and optimum level according to the worker and allows workers to carry out their activities at an optimal height, without putting extra effort to reach the desired work area.