Archive: Elevating Work Platforms

Can Anyone Operate a Scissor Lift?

21 January 2022

It may seem simple and easy enough for any employee to quickly access and operate a scissor lift or other MEWP to retrieve or put away a stock item once in a while.

No matter how short the journey or time the employee is going to be operating the scissor lift is, it is imperative they have completed the relevant operational and safety training for the unit.

This is particularly important so they know how to respond or shutdown the unit in the event of an emergency.

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Comparison: Boom Lifts VS Cherry Pickers

2 December 2021

Both boom lifts and cherry pickers are forms of elevating work platforms that are primarily utilised to lift workers, tools and supplies up to height to complete work such as maintenance and installations.

In this post we briefly discuss the differences between the two types of units and the most common uses of each.

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Benefits of Micro Scissor Lift Hire

6 August 2021

The Dingli S036-RS micro scissor lift is a premium EWP hire option that provides flexibility and versatility for a range of indoor and outdoor applications.

This week’s post provides a brief overview of the S036-RS unit and then describes some of the advantages of micro scissor lift hire.

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What are Order and Stock Pickers?

26 February 2021

This week’s blog briefly profiles the different types of order and stock pickers available and looks at the advantages of utilising them over other methods to lift operators to complete work.

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4 Key Considerations When Hiring an Elevated Work Platform

27 November 2019

With increases in elevating work platform hire, it is imperative that operator and site safety are the number one priority.

Hiring the wrong EWP or having inexperienced operators can increase the risks associated with working at heights.

This week’s blog looks at four key considerations when making a decision on which EWP unit is best to hire for an application.

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EWP Inspections When to Complete them and Why they’re Important

21 October 2019

Under Australian standard AS 2250.10-2006 all EWP units including scissor lifts, boom lifts and telehandlers must undergo a major inspection every ten years from their date of manufacture.

As well as testing unit functions one of the main aims of the inspection is to look for and immediately replace any components showing signs of wear, fatigue or corrosion.

This week’s blog highlights the different types of inspections by law are required to be undertaken throughout a EWP unit’s life cycle.

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Reducing Crush Risks for Elevating Work Platforms Operators

11 October 2019

In our previous blog post examined ways to reduce the risk of falling from mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP).

This week’s blog looks at another key safety concern for EWP operators the risk of being crushed while operating EWP units.

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Reducing the Risk of Falling From Access Equipment

10 October 2019

This week’s blog identifies the most common reasons for operator falls and how the use of personal fall protection equipment (PFPE) can reduce the fall risks of operators greatly.

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Elevating Work Platforms – Do I Need a License To Operate?

18 June 2018

We look at important topics regarding EWP’s including licensing, safety and operations.

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