Question: how do you access organ pipes safety with altar steps in the way?
Answer: With a Henchman Hi Step Platform Ladder
Susan Howell Evans has been the musical director and organist at St George’s Church in Chichester for over 40 years. The organ pipes at St George’s Church in Chichester have a built in rear platform, but when maintenance staff needed to work on the front of the pipes Susan set about looking for a ladder solution that would enable them to negotiate the altar steps and gain safe access.
Her research led to Henchman, the UK’s leading safety ladder specialist. Henchman’s customer service team advised the church to choose a Hi Step Platform with adjustable legs to enable the work to be carried out on an uneven terrain.
Said Susan: “Once we had put the ladder together it was a great success. The organ pipes are normally accessed at the back, with specific platforms built in for safe working. We needed access from the front and our Henchman has given us the solution especially considering the altar steps.
She added: “Having done that job it is now acting as an aid to fixing lighting issues before folding down for storage.”