Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) are a form of automated, mechanised access increasingly used in the construction industry as temporary working places giving variable height access to specific areas of structures above ground level.
MCWPs allow efficient work on the façade of buildings where conventional methods may be uneconomical. They are in many cases more convenient to use than other forms of access equipment such as ladders, scaffolding, staging or suspended cradles.
In many countries, MCWPs have become the 'latest access revolution'. Savings over traditional scaffolding can reach 40% on fixed installation costs and 50% on contract duration. These can be achieved with 30% less operatives.