If your tasks require working at heights, there's a good chance that an aerial lift will play a vital role in getting the job done. These elevated platforms enable workers to perform functions such as repairing utility lines, exterior building maintenance, trimming trees, washing windows and conducting safety inspections. Examples of the various types of aerial lifts include boom, vertical personnel, material and scissor.
While aerial lifts are productive and efficient machines, they do pose some hazards to workers. As with any job that involves working at elevation, the risk of falling is always present. Other potential dangers include coming in contact with electrical lines, falling objects that strike individuals on the ground, accidental ejections and machine tip-overs. Paying close attention to aerial lift safety steps is crucial for preventing accidents and injuries.
The Cat® Rental Store has assembled the following list of tips and advice to help you use your equipment productively and safely:
The Cat Rental Store offers a wide selection of aerial lifts for rent at competitive rates. Give us a call today at 1-800-RENT-CAT to get the rental process started and learn more valuable aerial lift safety tips. You can also visit a location near you or contact us online for a quick quote.