Boom Lift Tips
An aerial boom is a great tool to help employees reach high locations from the comfort of a metal deck. These machines are available in various styles and sizes, which depends on the model. These types of lifts can operate on gasoline or diesel engines and from electric batteries as well. Boom lifts are specifically able to raise occupants as high as 150 feet. In order to operate these lifts safely, the operator must put on approved harnesses which are attached to the lifting platform.
How High Do I Need to Go?
Prior to choosing a lift, it is wise to assess the job you would be performing. If able, measure the height form the ground to the work place. Before commencing, scout out the location that the lift will be traveling as terrain that is uneven will utilize a different boom lift as opposed to a work area on asphalt or concrete. The job location is also very appointment. Lifts which would be moving a lot will provide better service if they are gas or diesel powered. The battery powered models must be recharged more frequently because they will run down fast after great distances are traveled, despite the differences in terrain.
It is essential to know how to operate the machine before starting a task. Performing a daily inspection by visually walking around the machine and checking all the parts is extremely important. Take note of the tires and make certain that they are inflated properly to the correct pressure. Visually check beneath the lift to be sure that noting is caught on the undercarriage. Safety inspections can be the difference between keeping the operator and people around them safe.