Are Scissor Lifts Safe?
All construction equipment is inherently dangerous. Proper training for operators can alleviate many potential issues, but if scissor lifts aren't used as intended or maintained per manufacturer guidelines, hazardous situations can occur. Protect your workers and equipment by making sure your entire crew is aware of these factors that affect scissor lift safety.
It's absolutely essential that all operators, occupants, and supervisors receive training or pass any necessary certifications on how to safely handle the scissor lift equipment that's being used. Ensuring that workers understand how to safely and appropriately use a scissor lift can greatly reduce workplace accidents involving aerial lifts. If an incident does occur, having other trained personnel in the area can minimize injuries by stopping or lowering the lift to a safe position.
It's critical that scissor lifts are properly maintained to avoid possible mishaps during operation. Operating machines without routine maintenance can lead to hose cracks, hydraulic oil leaks, loose pins, or more serious complications over time. Scissor lifts manufactured by Hy-Brid Lifts only have two hydraulic connection points and can be fitted with maintenance-free AGM batteries, making them easier to maintain than competitive scissor lifts.