Different Types of Aerial Lift
Aerial lifts are a particular kind of heavy equipment which enables employees to be raised into the air. These machines can be used to perform maintenance and repairs in areas that are high up in the air like on roofs, near street-light fixtures and power lines. Similar to nearly all tools, there are different types of aerial lifts that can be utilized to carry out a variety of tasks. For the utmost safety, each and every type of different type of equipment needs proper training and specific qualifications before utilizing it.
Genie lifts are another name for scissor lifts. These equipment are the most basic kind of aerial lift available. These lifts are made of a platform that is raised up using pneumatic power and are mostly used for indoor applications. Typically, scissor lifts are the safest kind of lift models. When completely compressed, these scissor lifts can be driven like big carts. Normally, when the platform is extended, they are not able to be driven for safety reasons. Before anyone could utilize these devices, employees must be licensed as operators.
Compared to a scissor lift, boom lifts are much more complicated kind of aerial lift machinery. A boom lift has a wide base to be able to keep the lift anchored. It uses a jointed arm that has a bucket on the end of it. There is a control box located in the bucket that allows the operator to lower and hoist the bucket. Since the arm of the boom is jointed, it can move from side to side too. The boom lift looks like a metal scorpion's tail. Usually, it is utilized in outdoor construction applications. The boom lift is considered to be more risky to operate compared to scissor lifts, hence, operators should be certified separately for these kinds of lifts.