Scissor lifts must be used correctly

Scissor lifts come in several different shapes and sizes and you need to choose the type most suitable for your needs. The average load capacity can range from around 450kg to around 9,500kg and it is very important that you never overload the recommended maximum weight limit. It is also very important that whoever is going to operate the scissor lift is properly trained and knows the correct procedures for use.

Health and safety is one of those things that we all have a good moan about but it is in our own best interests to observe the regulations that are laid down. In the United Kingdom, Scissor lifts should comply with the correct safety standard which is BS EN1570:1999. Make sure that the scissor lift is properly approved and that the supplier can install it correctly. If you are in any doubt as to which scissor lift would best meet your requirements, do speak with the supplier, any good quality and bona fide supplier will be knowledgeable and will be able to guide you.

Once you have your scissor lift installed it is important to maintain it correctly so that it will have a good lifespan and work efficiently. Your staff must be properly trained in the safe use of the scissor lift and these standards must be adhered to all the time. With regular training and maintenance, your scissor lift will give you many years of excellent service.