Whether you need to take materials or people to the “next level,” lifts are often the best way to get the job done. When ladders and brute strength aren’t the safest way to reach heights or raise heavy objects, lifts can help with a safe and secure solution. There are a number of different lifts you can select, depending on the specs of your typical job. Research your purchase carefully before making a decision to ensure that you have a lift that will be safe, as well as affordable for your needs.
Lift types include cherry pickers that are typically truck mounted, scissor lifts that have an accordion-type lift mechanism, crane lifts, telescoping lifts, and personnel lifts that are used mainly as ladders to help people reach higher heights than a standard manual ladder. Each model has its own set of weight and height limitations, for the safety of the operator and the people and materials traveling inside the bucket or platform.
Transporting your lift from place to place is also something to consider. Smaller, self-contained lifts that can be easily moved within a job site or warehouse may be a good choice for some. Others may need a vehicle mounted model that can be moved over longer distances. Lift attachments might be the best choice for companies that already have multiple pieces of large equipment.
Be sure to check the licensing requirements of the lifts you are considering before you purchase lifts for your business. Some types may require a certain class or endorsement on the operators driving license and you’ll want to be sure that you have people in place who are able to operate the lifts or that you obtain the necessary training to use your lifts safely.