Archive: Elevating Work Platforms

What is the Difference between a Scissor Lift and a Boom Lift?

7 May 2021

In this blog we briefly explain what scissor and boom lifts are and then look at four key considerations that can be used to determine the best lift for your application.

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What is a Boom Lift?

5 March 2021

A type of aerial lift boom lifts allow operators to be raised and moved horizontal and vertically to complete works outdoors, industrial, maintenance and constructions projects.

This week’s blog describes the concept of a boom lift and looks at the advantages of using a boom lift on projects.

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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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