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March 9, 2022
Fall Protection Systems: What to Look Out For

There are a variety of safety standards when it comes to fall protection systems. All fall restraint systems need a thorough inspection before anyone can be allowed to use them.

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February 24, 2022
Is a Scissor Lift Ladder Useable?

According to the CPWR, less than 30 people die every year due to aerial lift accidents and falls. Compared to other numbers, aerial lift accidents and falls don’t happen very often.

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February 14, 2022
Safety 101: How NOT to be Electrocuted on a Scissor Lift

How often are people electrocuted in a scissor lift, anyway? All that aside, data does support the fact that one of the biggest hazard any lift faces are power lines.

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January 30, 2022
How much does a Scissor Lift Weight?

The weight of a scissor lift will depend on the size of scissor lift you are operating, but on average you can find them weighting around 4,000 pounds. That is about the size of an adult white rhino, or a little more than the car you are driving. Obviously, this is varied as the weight […]

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January 19, 2022
In the News: Fatal Scissor Lift Accident

Without taking proper precautions and safety measures, operating scissor lifts can be very dangerous. Early in the morning on November 8, 2021, officials were called to an industrial accident in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Officials arrived at the scene and found a man 30 feet above ground in a scissor lift. The man had previously been […]

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December 16, 2021
Scissor Lift Safe Practices

Scissor’s lifts have many capabilities that make them extremely useful for many industries. However, like all equipment that elevates personnel, scissor lifts present hazards to the safety of the worker. The chance of injury is also significantly increased when a safety measure is neglected. This is why it is important to be trained and certified […]

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November 28, 2021
Top Four Dangers of Scissor Lifts and How to Avoid Them

Scissor lifts are incredibly useful when working at heights. However, there are many hazards that come along with any useful machine. In this case, there are four main hazards: high winds or bad weather overloading the equipment removing the guardrails during operation driving the lift on uneven or unstable ground One of the most important […]

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October 17, 2021
Working at Heights, Preventing a Deadly Fall

In 2019, the CDC listed falls from heights as the top cause of fatalities among construction workers. It goes without saying but working at heights can be very dangerous. If this is true, then why are there still so many fatalities linked to falls? Aren’t there restraints or procedures that can keep workers safe while […]

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August 17, 2021
Top Three Scissor Lift Safety Tips

A publication from OSHA stated that most scissor lift accidents stemmed from a lack of training on fall protection, stabilization, and positioning. With this in mind, we will take a brief look at these categories and discuss how to mitigate their risks. Fall Protection: A common cause of scissor lift injury and fatality is fall […]

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May 27, 2021
Scissor Lift

How do scissor lift platforms work? Scissor-type lifting platforms base their operation on a scissor-type lifting mechanism, which open and close in sections that resemble scissors. A hydraulic lifting system is responsible for providing the necessary power to raise or lower the platform in a smooth and controlled manner. When the operator raises the platform, […]

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