Maintenance Ladders, Industrial Platforms, Man Lifts
PlatformsandLadders.com hopes to assist in your in your purchase of an Industrial Man Lift by providing quality products and service second to none. Our lift product line includes Single Person Maintenance Lift, Power Stocker Lift, Tank Top Lift, Order Picker Maintenance Lift, Mini Scissor Lift, MRO Telescoping Hydraulic Maintenance Lift, Mobile Vertical Lift and Scissor Lift. We also now offer the MAXI-LIFT® Winch Operated Lift, 17' DC-Hydraulic Outriggerless Pusharound Lift and 25' Portable Elevating DC-Hydraulic Lift.
Man Lifts are manufactured with ergonomics and safety in mind. Ergonomic design provides comfort for the user while safety design reduces the likelihood of injury. Raising a Man Lift is usually accomplished using 3 different power sources which are worker power, hydraulic power and electric power. Electric power models fall into two different categories. These categories are AC electric and DC electric.
All of our man lifts are OSHA compliant.
Lifts may be ideal for the following applications:
Easy access to warehouse shelves
Provide access over lower obstructions
Access to tops of tanker trucks
Elevated construction areas
Changing light bulbs in high ceilings
Man Lift Safety Guidelines
Man lifts increase productivity across a variety of industries. However, while they can offer tremendous value and add new functionality to your workplace, they can quickly become a liability if not used with safety in mind. The majority of man lift deaths and injuries occur due to falls from work platforms, electrocutions, lift collapses, and tip overs. Many of these mishaps can be avoided.
Here, we have compiled a list of safety protocol points, designed to minimize risk when using a man lift:
Hire responsible individuals, providing them with good training that includes testing.
Ensure the operator stays focused, operating the lift with a clear mind.
Ensure the operator wears hard hats, safety glasses, steel-toe boots, and avoids wearing loose clothes. In addition, make sure that any long hair is restrained and pulled back.
Inspect the lift regularly, in order to ensure it is in optimal operating condition.
Adhere to capacity limits in regards to weight, as well as common sense limits such as never putting scaffolding on the lift platform.
When positioning the man lift, take note and avoid proximity of nearby power lines and wires if applicable.
Never attempt to override the lift’s safety features, or attempt to disable them.
Only use man lifts in areas with good ventilation.
Always wear the proper harness, securing the lanyard to the bucket.
Do not use the lift as a crane, lifting heavy tools, bulky equipment, or other items not intended for the man lift.
Never sit or climb on the edge of the work platform.
Keep people and items clear of the boom’s range of motion.
Only move the lift around the job site in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Adhering to these safety suggestions will help you and your staff to safely operate your man lift and reduce the potential for injury or death. As with all industrial equipment, making sure that the equipment is in good working order and used properly is key. Encourage your employees to take the above guidelines seriously -- their safety depends on it!
Please call and speak to our helpful, well trained staff for answers to your product questions, get a freight quote to your location or to purchase a Man Lift.