Various Classes of Aerial Lift
Aerial lifts are a particular type of heavy machine that allows employees to be raised into the air. These equipment could be used to perform maintenance and repairs in places that are high up in the air such as on roofs, near street-light fixtures and power lines. Similar to most devices, there are various kinds of aerial lifts which could be used to complete a variety of tasks. For the utmost safety, every kind of different type of machine requires right training and specific certification before using it.
Genie lifts are a different name for scissor lifts. These machinery are the most basic type of aerial lift available. These lifts are made of a platform which is raised up utilizing pneumatic power and are mainly used for indoor applications. Usually, scissor lifts are the safest type of lift models. When completely compressed, these scissor lifts could be driven like big carts. Generally, when the platform is extended, they could not be driven for safety reasons. Before anybody could utilize these devices, employees should be licensed as operators.
Compared to a scissor lift, boom lifts are a lot more complex kind of aerial lift machinery. A boom lift has a wide base in order to keep the lift anchored. It utilizes a jointed arm which has a bucket on the end of it. There is a control box situated in the bucket that allows the operator to hoist and lower the bucket. Since the arm of the boom is jointed, it could also move from side to side. The boom lift resembles a tail of a metal scorpion. Traditionally, it is used in construction applications outdoors. The boom lift is considered to be more risky to run than scissor lifts, hence, operators need to be certified separately for these types of lifts.