There are several kinds of articulating lifts. The selection is quite extensive. There is a man lift designed pretty much for every different kind of application. There are various kinds of articulating booms available which can pivot 360 degrees. Some lifts are designed to be built to mount onto the back of a pickup truck, onto a trailer or other flatbed trucks. Several models are controlled by the operator and self-propelled. Other manufactures make lifts to handle underground tunnels and hazardous settings such as petro-chemical plants and grain-processing facilities. These specialized lifts could work in a venue where there is a danger of dust particles or explosive gases in regular use.
How to Use the Manlift
The manlift is specially made to raise a person upon a platform, reaching to a high up place. These machines are utilized for example to raise a construction worker who is trying to reach the second level of a building. These pieces of industrial equipment could be very useful for doing tasks that are out of reach. As with any type of machinery, the safety risks should be considered.
Proper training needs to be accomplished prior to using the lift. It is a much greater possibility for an accident to likely occur if the training has not been performed correctly. Any ignorance on how to properly operate the machine can be extremely dangerous for both the driver and anyone close by.
The lift should be utilized on level surfaces to keep it from accidentally tipping and falling over. Steep slopes should be avoided which exceed any limits specified by the manufacturer. For additional safety, it is suggested that the brakes are set, even if the equipment is resting on a level slope.