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Scissor Lift Platform- All You Need To Know

The scissor lift platform is an essential bit of kit for a number of different industries. From retail to construction and heavy industry. The role it perform can vary as well from moving machinery and equipment to accessing hard to reach areas. Despite the fact that it is used in all of these different environments there are still gaps in peoples knowledge about it and how it functions to an extent. In this article I will look at the different uses and applications of the scissor lift platform as well as its overall effectiveness.

Why Use A Scissor Lift Platform

There are a number of different reasons as to why a business or company may choose to use a scissor lift platform. One of the main reasons for a scissor lift platform is health and safety. Health and safety dictates that workers should be in a safe working environment and have adequate safety equipment in order to perform their role effectively. One of the main advantages of the scissor lift platform is that it is among the safest forms of aerial platform and has an excellent working record. This contrasts with the use of a ladder which although cheaper is more hazardous to use and can only be used by one person at a time. Another reason why scissor lift platforms are used so extensively is its reach and weigh capacity. As well as being able to access areas at height the scissor lift platform also has the capacity to be able to lift significant weight at height as well as move heavy goods around.

Alternative Forms Of Equipment For Moving Heavy Goods

As well as the scissor lift platform there is a variety of other equipment that can be used in a number of different environments to move heavy goods. One such form of equipment is the forklift truck. The forklift truck is a versatile form of equipment which can be used in a number of different environments in order to move heavy goods. One of the main advantages that the forklift truck has is its capacity lift and move large weights. Typical forklifts can move over two tonnes in weight. A disadvantage however of the forklift is that it requires a training course to use. This means that time needs to be devoted to train on the forklift for each individual worker that is going to use it and this also incurs a cost for the employer. Whereas if the employer was using another form of equipment such as pallet lifter this would require virtually no training and perform a similar role at a significantly lower cost.


Overall there are a number of different conclusions that can be drawn from the scissor lift platform. One of the main conclusions that can be made is that it is the most effective piece of equipment for moving goods and people at small heights. In addition to this it has an excellent safety record and is used by businesses across several different industries . Therefore overall the scissor lift platform is a versatile affordable piece of equipment which I would highly recommend for any business that needs this type of equipment.

secure119 • 2019 Jul 05


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