What is a scissor lift?
A Scissor lift gets its name from the mechanism that operates the lift. A criss-cross section moves the lift vertically, these are greatly useful lifts for working on exterior projects such as building maintenance and renovation. By being on wheels, the scissor lift is also easy to move around from project to project.
The benefits of the scissor lift
The scissor lift is one of the best solutions for exterior and interior lifting. Being extremely portable they can be taken around renovation sites and across large warehouses.
This portability of course makes them a brilliant alternative to the regular goods or passenger lifts. Being able to access areas otherwise out of reach at any time means that your workforce can be far more productive.
Scissor lifts are often powered by gas which makes them an efficient lift to own especially compared with other goods lifts on offer.
Who can use a scissor lift?
Whilst you can use a scissor lift almost anywhere due to its gas power and its portability, but that does not mean anyone can use it.
Because it is still a lift, and one that can go very high, you need to be fully trained to use it. There are scissor lift training courses, and standard lift health and safety legislation applies to the scissor lift. There is hazard training that will need to be completed and workers around the scissor lift will also need to be alerted to safety procedure.
At a minimum, your lift operator needs to be aware of the manufacturer’s instructions of use for your scissor lift.
Why use a scissor lift
Scissor lifts are a great and efficient way to move vertically around your workspace, there is little drawback to using one if your workspace doesn’t work well with regular lifts and as a result, they are a great option for many outside workers.
For more information on scissor lifts or any services we provide at Euro Lifts Ltd, feel free to contact us for free no-obligation advice!