Safely maintaining the world’s most visited museum

Lavendon’s French business was called on to supply two powered access units to facilitate some essential building maintenance on the historic Louvre museum in Paris. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the original fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. The building has been extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace.

Using powered access for the maintenance, avoided the need for unsightly scaffolding masking the buildings splendour. The units supplied were capable of reaching all floors of the exterior of the building. Each unit was highly manoeuvrable, allowing the operator to place the basket precisely where needed, close to, but not touching the building.