Every tool can be either very useful or extremely dangerous, and scissor lifts are no exception. Used properly, they can safely save time and money.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration defines scissor lift equipment as “movable scaffolds,” which lift large and heavy loads (with or without employees) in a balanced way to and from high elevations. They are classified ob OSHA as “heavy equipment,” and they can be dangerous if operated carelessly.
If you manage work site or construction equipment rentals, then here’s a quick rundown of the most important safety tips for operating portable lifting equipment.*