Aichi aerial lift

Selecting an Aerial Lift For Your Job

When you have the wrong equipment, operators are tempted to find production solutions that compromise safety. Too often, equipment is selected based on guesses, the model used in a previous application or what’s currently available in a dealership’s rental or used fleet. Thinking of your previous aerial selection, what factors were considered before approving the […]

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How the Aichi Scissor Lift Helps with OSHA Height Regulations

When general maintenance tasks require elevation, the quickest and easiest solution is to grab a ladder. However, a ladder has its limitations and falls continue to be a top-reported OSHA injury. OSHA Height Regulations What are the OSHA height regulations? For general industry workplaces, OSHA requires fall protection be provided to employees when elevations reach […]

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Aerial Lift Safety: Minimum Handrail Height

What is the aerial lift minimum handrail height? Fall protection requirements for handrail systems require a minimum height of 42”, plus or minus 3”. If an operator steps up on the rails or toe boards the operator will not have proper handrail height for their body. Unfortunately, many Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) professionals are […]

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The Reason for Scissor Lift Lanyard Attachment Points

Most equipment manufacturers, backed by OSHA and ANSI regulations and interpretations, agree that wearing a body harness and lanyard while operating a scissor lift is not required. In some cases, wearing the personal protective equipment (PPE) may add risk. For example, narrow-based scissor lifts have tipped from the force and momentum created by a person […]

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The Benefits of Aerial Lifts

Aerial lifts can make a difference in your company’s day to day operation. There is a broad spectrum of models with a variety of lift heights suitable for almost any work environment. When choosing an aerial lift, some aspects to consider are indoor vs. outdoor applications, vertical and horizontal reach of platform and lifting capacities. […]

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Aerial Lift Personal Protective Equipment – Inspect to Protect

If your company uses aerial work platforms, you know it can be a challenge to enforce the proper safety practices. Couple this with a low level of understanding how to inspect the aerial lift personal protective equipment (PPE) and you now have the potential of safety violations or a serious accident at your facility. Aerial […]