Scissor Lift Uses, Information and Industry Applications
A scissor lift is a machine made to move personnel and equipment in a vertical direction. These lifts can handle any application that would normally require a ladder, tower or scaffolding. Scissor lifts enable operators to complete the same jobs faster and more securely without the setup time of other equipment, such as scaffolding or a tower, and without the dangerous instability of a ladder.
Although the chance of a fall can never be completely eliminated when you work at any height, scissor lifts provide a safety harness or cable as well as a sturdy platform surrounded by a railing. The scissor lift’s work platform provides a solid foundation and unsurpassed safety for work of all types that happens at low to medium elevations.
Sometimes you will hear of a scissor lift referred to by one of these names for its technical classification:
Elevated work platform (EWP)