Boom Lift Tips
An aerial boom is a great tool to help employees reach high places from the comfort of a metal deck. These equipment are available in a variety of styles and sizes, depending on the model. These types of lifts could run on gasoline or diesel engines and also from electrical batteries. Boom lifts are particularly able to lift occupants as high as 150 feet. In order to safely operate these lifts, the operator should wear approved harnesses which are attached to the lifting platform.
How High Do I Need to Go?
It is essential to assess the specifics of the job, before selecting a lift. Measure the height if you could, from the ground to the work location. Before starting, scout out the location which the lift will be traveling since uneven terrain will use a different boom lift as opposed to a work area on concrete or asphalt. The job site is also very appointment. Lifts that will be moving a lot will provide better service if they are diesel or gas powered. The battery powered models must be recharged more often because they will run down fast after great distances are traveled, despite the differences in terrain.
Prior to starting a job, make sure you are familiar with operating the machinery. Additionally, perform a daily check by checking all the components and perform a visual inspection around the machine. Check the tires and ensure that they are properly inflated to the right pressure. Visually inspect under the lift to be certain that noting is caught on the undercarriage. Safety checks can be the difference between keeping the operator and those around them well protected.