Category Archives: Scissor Lift Training

The Financial Benefits of Compliance: How Training Saves You Money

The Financial Benefits of Compliance: How Training Saves You Money

Training costs money. And it also saves you money – much more than the actual cost of instruction, evaluation, and everything else related to the safety training process.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all forklift operators have thorough equipment training before using any aerial lift, scissor lift, or other type of aerial work platform (AWP).

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Scissor Lift Purchase Factors You Need to Know

4 Scissor Lift Purchase Considerations You Need to Know

Do your employees work above ground on a regular basis? If so, you may be thinking about buying a scissor lift. Scissor lifts offer several benefits for companies that engage in above-ground work. They can be used indoors and outside. They replace the need for ladders, towers or scaffolding. They allow operators to complete jobs quicker by reducing setup times. The platforms can hold many different types of equipment needed for a job. Most important, scissor lifts provide safe access to hard-to-reach areas.

Clearly, there are many advantages to using a scissor lift. But buying one does require a big investment. So before you make the big decision, here are some important factors you need to know.

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Fall Protection Equipment and Scissor Lifts – Separating Myths from Facts

scissor lift fall protection myths

Aerial lifts differ from scissor lifts when it comes to fall protection equipment. Since aerial lifts and other aerial work platforms (AWPs) extend to huge heights – some reach well over 100 feet into the sky – they’re subject to certain fall protection requirements from OSHA.

Scissor lifts, however, are much closer to the ground. Most scissor lifts have a maximum extension of 30-40 feet. That’s high enough to cause accidents and injuries from falls, but not quite as dangerous as aerial lifts. Continue reading