Scissor Lifts and Your Safety Go Hand in Hand
Posted by: Erika Green on August 17, 2017
Scissor lifts are powerful pieces of heavy equipment. And as a professional contractor, these machines can help you reach new heights for your customers and make jobs just more convenient.
Using a scissor lift will increase jobsite productivity. You can use our machines for all types of indoor projects like electrical maintenance, installing a sprinkler system, HVAC installation and repairs or even painting of commercial spaces. Their mobility and compact design make them ideal for jobs where you need the flexibility to fit in tight spaces and be agile.
But before getting to work, the biggest thing to consider is your safety when operating a scissor lift. Since you’re on an elevated platform, the risk of falling and getting injured are increased – that is, when you don’t take the necessary precautions. Be sure to train on the equipment ahead of time to ensure you can confidently operate the scissor lift.
If operating a scissor lift is new for you, rally some of your crew to familiarize yourself with the equipment. Start by thoroughly reading the operator’s manual and safety signs on the machine, as well as understanding the function of all safety controls. It’s not a bad idea to practice using the scissor lift controls before starting your job. Sounds simple, but when you’re elevated you’ll want to be sure you know what you’re doing.
For your next job, consider a scissor lift. You can rent hourly, daily, weekly or even monthly, all you have to do is call 1-888-266-7228 to get started. We have both Genie and JLG scissor lifts to make sure you get the equipment you need. Trust us, your jobs will be just more convenient when you rent with The Home Depot® Rental.