Aerial work platforms provide quick and safe access to elevated construction work areas without the use of scaffolding or crane manbaskets. They are usually capable of being set up and operated by a single person. There are two types of aerial lifts favored by industries due to their ease of use, convenience and flexibility. A manlift platform and scissor lift platform are two different aerial lifts for different operations. A manlift can either be a a telescopic boom manlift or articulating boom manlift for more challenging obstacles, oppose to a scissor lift operating directly up and down. An aerial work platform can also be referred as an aerial device, elevating work platform, or mobile elevating work platform mechanical equipment used to provide temporary access to inaccessible areas, usually at height.
Generally temporary jobs such as maintenance, construction work and even emergency access utilize aerial platforms. These lifts are designed to lift limited weights usually under a ton. Although some lifts have a higher safe working load noticeably identified from most types of cranes. Regardless of the task work platforms may provide additional features beyond transport and access such as being equipped with electrical outlets or compressed air connectors for power tools.
We offer aerial training courses for manlifts and scissor lifts. Learn more on how to get a aerial lift operator training and certification.
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