Caution - ice sheet: The Günzburg solution averts the danger
Truck drivers can free their trucks from snow and ice with Günzburger Steigtechnik de-icing equipment and scaffolding
Time and time again, winter causes accidents due to ice sheets falling from the roofs of trucks or buses. This danger can be averted and road safety significantly increased with the help of Günzburger Steigtechnik de-icing equipment and de-icing scaffolding systems. The quality manufacturer supplies a wide range of products for greater safety on the road with modular stationary systems and scaffolding as well as mobile de-icing scaffolding systems. While stationary installations are mainly used at service stations, car depots or at transport company and business premises, mobile scaffolding systems can also be used for "de-icing on the go" wherever you happen to need them.
Whether due to carelessness, negligence, time pressure or lack of suitable equipment – too often long-distance truck drivers fail to remove snow and ice from the roofs and tarpaulins of their vehicles. The de-icing of trucks is an absolute must – not a matter of choice. Paragraph 1 of the German Road Traffic Regulations (StVO) stipulates that no other road users may be endangered.
Günzburger Steigtechnik has the solution with its de-icing systems and scaffolding systems. "Forewarned is forearmed. I am pleased to see that more and more companies are installing our de-icing systems at their depots. Winters with heavy snow, ice and precipitation as well as long cold spells have shown many people how important it is to de-ice vehicles. The demand for our de-icing equipment and scaffolding systems has risen sharply," says Managing Director Ferdinand Munk.
Günzburger Steigtechnik customers can assemble the stationary de-icing systems and scaffolding systems themselves quickly, easily and cost-effectively using a practical modular system. Three different platform lengths (1270, 1870 or 3070 mm) with the corresponding stair module are available for the de-icing systems. The systems consist of high-strength, stable and ultra-robust aluminium profiles with the surface of the platform consisting of a steel grating and a stable substructure. The stationary scaffolding with a standard platform length of 5210 mm can also be individually adapted to the customer's needs. The stationary structures with handrails on the stairways, railings at the ends and along the sides as well as safety doors ensure maximum safety when walking on the structures and working on the vehicles.
Günzburger Steigtechnik also supplies mobile de-icing systems. The mobile version of the de-icing scaffolding can be moved, thanks to four castors and can be set up quickly and safely without the need for tools. It is assembled using plug-in connections and self-closing locking claws. In line with the principle of "de-icing on the go", the mobile scaffolding can also be stowed in a mesh trolley for transport and loaded onto a truck, so that it can be used particularly flexibly and at any location whatsoever.
Günzburger Steigtechnik de-icing systems and scaffolding can remain set up all year round, as they are totally weatherproof and maintenance-free. "This means they can also be used in summer, for example, for repairs to truck tarpaulins," explains Ferdinand Munk. The structures are part of the Bavarian quality manufacturer's standard range,, which guarantees delivery within four weeks and also ensures excellent value for money.
Further information on Günzburger Steigtechnik de-icing systems can be found online at www.steigtechnik.de/ice-free. The "De-icing systems" information brochure can be downloaded free from there or can be requested by phone on +49 8221 361 601.
Information on the legal background can be found on the website of the regional transport administration, Landesverkehrswacht Niedersachsen: https://www.landesverkehrswacht.de/ratgeber/artikel-detail/schneelasten-und-eisplatten-auf-lkw-planendaechern/
About the MUNK Group
With its business units MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik, MUNK Rettungstechnik, MUNK Profiltechnik and MUNK Service, the MUNK Group is one of the leading suppliers of access solutions and rescue equipment and corresponding service solutions. As a technology and innovation leader in access solutions, the name Munk stands for safety made in Germany. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Munk family. With the reorganisation under the umbrella of the MUNK Group, the former Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH has given itself an even more clearly differentiated company structure to ensure its future and is making it clear with its name that the company will remain in family hands. Under the motto: One family. One name. One mission.
In the MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik business unit for access solutions, the MUNK Group carries over 2,500 products in its standard range, from ladders for commercial, public and private use to mobile scaffolding, platforms, stairs and bridging steps to custom-made special constructions. These include, for example, work and maintenance platforms, docking systems, walkways and assembly platforms, which, in the era of digitalisation, can also be automatically adapted to the respective environment using the latest control technology.
In the MUNK Rettungstechnik business unit for rescue equipment, the company offers access solutions and transport logistics for fire, rescue and disaster relief operations. These include, for example, multi-functional ladders, scaling and push-up extension ladders, rescue platforms, toolboxes, station equipment and a wide range of mobile containers. In the MUNK Service business unit, the MUNK Group bundles the areas of installation, testing, repair and maintenance of access solutions and rescue equipment, as well as seminars.
The youngest business division, MUNK Profiltechnik, offers high-quality technology for individual and professional configurations with a functional and sophisticated profile system.
The MUNK Group is always drawing attention to itself with new ideas that offer customers real added value in practice. It has already received several awards for its innovations, its economic development, its responsible and sustainable actions and as a family-friendly employer – most recently from the Oskar Patzelt Foundation as one of the three most impressive companies in the German SME sector. The company is also one of the top 100 innovators in the SME sector in 2021.
The MUNK Group manufactures exclusively in its home region of Günzburg. It was also the first provider ever to be audited by TÜV Nord in 2010 with the certified proof of origin “Made in Germany” and grants a guarantee of 15 years on all standard made in Germany products. The MUNK Group employs around 400 people at its headquarters in Günzburg and Leipheim and is currently investing around 20 million euros in its sites.