Ladders vs. Scissor Lifts: Safety
There's a number of reasons why push-around scissor lifts are safer than ladders, the first being physical exertion. Repeatedly climbing a ladder day in and day out while carrying tools and materials for the job at hand is exhausting. How long before a hand misses its grip? A foot to miss a rung? The chances are all too high. The PA-1030 push-around scissor lift reduces user fatigue by eliminating repetitive climbing up and down ladder rungs. Workers can elevate larger and heavier materials, and the tools to transform them, with this mobile elevating work platform. Unlike ladders, the PA-1030 work platform offers a built-in tilt sensor to alert operators of potentially dangerous situations. Auto-locking front casters prevent unwanted wheel and caster rotation, while a robust scissor stack and oversized pins reduce scissor sway, providing greater operator confidence in all elevated positions. Additionally, the PA-1030 scissor lift provides more platform workspace for tools and materials compared to ladders and reduce the chance of accidently knocking something off the work platform. After all, safety matters whether you're working at height or on the ground.
Ladders vs. Scissor Lifts: Productivity
There's no way around it. Ladders are a hassle to set up. Contractors can quickly push around and relocate the PA-1030 scissor lift without disassembling, then reassembling scaffolding or cage podium ladders. This ladder alternative even offers maintenance-free AGM batteries and an integrated hydraulic system, so the lift spend less time being repaired and more time being utilized. The PA-1030 push-around scissor lift platform is also outfitted for maximum worker productivity with an easy access parts tray and tool shelf.
A LARGER WORK AREA MEANS MORE WORK CAN BE DONE WITHOUT REPOSITIONING AND MORE TOOLS AND MATERIALS CAN BE BROUGHT UP, INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY.
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Enclosed Cage Podium Ladders vs. Push-Around Scissor Lifts
Ladder manufacturers responded to increasing safety concerns by adding ladder safety features like cages, podium steps, and outriggers. However, ladders are still fundamentally flawed for prolonged elevated work. Here's why:
- Climbing up & down ladders increases fatigue
- Small ladder work areas limit tools & materials that can be safely carried in one trip
- Cage ladders take longer to break down & safely set up
- Folded ladders are difficult to maneuver through narrow halls & tight entry angles
- Cage ladders offer fixed safe working heights