Scissor Lift License Grande Prairie - The operation of scissor lifts carries an inherent chance of danger. Whatever type of powered machine requires right handling to avoid accidents resulting in damage or injury. Businesses should ensure that employees using this machinery have the required qualifications.
Businesses should not permit scissor lifts to be used by untrained people. The scissor lift is utilized to lift people to high levels. Failure to know and completely abide by safety standard could lead to damage to the lift or injuries for users.
There are no rules governing the use of fall protection for those who use scissor lifts. Nevertheless, manufacturers may recommend the use of fall protection and in several cases tying off in scissor lifts might be required by employer guidelines, local rules or job-specific risk assessment.
To make certain that the scissor lift is in good working order prior to utilizing the machinery, the operator needs to perform a thorough inspection. This is the operator's job, even if the unit has already been in service that day. The operator's handbook of the machine contains a checklist for pre-operation.
Examples of what to look for when doing a pre-operation inspection include checking tire-inflation pressure, and checking ground controls and controls in the platform to be able to make sure they are working. When extending or retracting the boom, look for delayed movement on the fly section that can indicate loose cables. While operating the controls, make sure that the emergency stop switches work. Operate functions against the equipment's cutout switches. Test the boom control system by cycling a boom lift to the furthest extent of its operating envelope. Safety limiters must automatically stop the unit before it moves into an unstable position, if they are functioning correctly. If they aren't, turn off the lift and make sure that it is fixed before it is used again.
Safe and proper operating measures must be followed at all times. Levers must be operated with even, controlled pressure. A control lever should never be pushed from one position to the opposite position. The lever must be shifted to neutral, prior to stopping, and afterward proceeding in the desired direction. When released, levers and control switches must automatically return to the neutral position. Depress the foot switch prior to operating platform controls.