ARE SCISSOR LIFTS SAFE?

Scissor lifts are safe if they are used in the manner for which they were intended by the manufacturer. There are a number of factors that affect the level of safety while working with scissor lifts.

TRAINING

It is absolutely essential that all operators, occupants and supervisors receive training on how to safely handle the scissor lift.  Basically, if you have any interaction with the scissor lift or are responsible for workers that do, training should be happening.  By ensuring workers understand how to safely use the scissor lift, workplace accidents involving the scissor lift can be greatly reduced

MAINTENANCE

Scissor Lifts need to be properly maintained to avoid possible misshaps during operation.  Scissor lifts manufactured by Hy-Brid Lifts have only two hydraulic connection points and can be fitted with maintenance free AGM batteries, making them easier to maintain than competitive scissor lifts.

INSPECTION

Proper inspections should be conducted before using the scissor lift, every day.  If something is missing or damaged the scissor lift should not be used until it can be fixed.  The Pre-Start Inspection Checklist can be found in the Operations and Safety Manual that came with your scissor lift.  If you have a Hy-Brid Low-Level Access Scissor Lift, you can find your Pre-Start Inspection Checklist by clicking the link below.

 

PUSH-AROUND PRE-START INSPECTION CHECKLIST 

SELF-PROPELLED PRE-START INSPECTION CHECKLIST

 

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