When it comes to reaching high places on a construction site, scissor and aerial lifts are the first choice for doing so. Contractors in several fields of construction employ lifts for a variety of tasks, each one posing safety issues every worker needs to be aware of. Ensuring your employees know how to safely use a lift on your jobs is a priority you should consider number one in safety meetings and courses:
Common Accidents Associated With Lifts
Operating a lift on an uneven surface has been the cause of many serious accidents. Reaching high places in areas that have bumpy, uneven ground surfaces is possible using a lift only after surfaces have been prepared for doing so. Neglecting the steps necessary for bracing a lift before raising it on an uneven surface is another reason accidents related to tipping take place.
Some other reasons accidents occur while using a lift include:
The Right Lift For The Job
Making the right choices for a lift in accordance with the type of needs you have for it is another way you can prevent lift related accidents. Assessing the needs you have for a lift can help you make the right choices. Consider the height you need to reach and whether or not you will be using the machine inside or outside. Doing so will allow you to choose the lift safest and most effective for the task you need its services for. You might also consider whether a boom, mast or scissor lift is best. Ask yourself these questions when considering the lift you need for your construction site:
The choices you should consider are important if you are renting or purchasing a lift. By having the lift best for the job, fewer accidents are likely to happen with trained operators using it.Share
22 December 2014
When I bought my first home, I was terribly inexperienced when it came to maintaining it. It seemed as if something was always broken. After spending a weekend battling with my oven, I decided that I enough was enough. I started reading everything I could about things related to the home. By the end of my research, I still could not fix my plumbing, but I could look knowledgeable as the plumber explained what was wrong. In an effort to help others avoid the tedious task of reading book after book about plumbing and appliance repairs, I started this blog. Hopefully, this information will save someone from a weekend spent wrestling with their own appliances.