A key part of construction and other industries is often accessing hard to reach places – those that are too high for a standard ladder. If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to undertake these jobs without putting you or your team at risk, then premium access equipment is the answer!
If you want to access hard to reach places, there are a number of things you can do. You can get out your old rickety ladder, or you can use specifically designed access equipment. If you want to choose the option that is easy to use and safe for your team, you need scissor lifts.
Operating a scissor lift doesn’t have to be dangerous, but it should be treated seriously and approached with caution. Our biggest piece of advice that we can offer (and this applies to operating any heavy machinery) is to always keep safety in mind whilst using any type of lift.
This equipment consists of a platform that moves up and down. There is a railing around the platform that is designed to prevent workers from falling. When these lifts are extended and stationary, they serve a function similar to scaffolding (and, therefore, pose many of the same risks).
Scissor lifts feature a stable working platform that is limited to vertical up and down movements. As such, they are often recommended for maintenance and cleaning tasks.
When carrying out electrical maintenance, particularly on commercial and industrial buildings, we often need to reach significant heights.
When using heavy machinery, it’s important that operators are aware of safety procedures and guidelines in order to avoid accidents and injury.
There can be no denying that the security and ease of working from the platform of a scissor lift compared to working off the rung of ladder make these pieces of equipment highly desirable.
Any industry that requires its workers to be hoisted high into the air (whether this is to clean windows, to stack pallets or to work above the ground) will probably make use of a scissor lift or two to achieve this. The most common issue associated with these lifts is their sudden refusal to move, often leaving them stuck high in the air. So, what do you do?