A: OSHA guidelines state that only workers who have been properly trained should be allowed to operate scissor lifts. Employers need to be sure that their employees can demonstrate they’re capable of properly and safely operating the equipment.
Can anyone use a scissor lift?
Yes, you do. Scissor lifts can be dangerous and can cause accidents leading to personal injuries as well as structural and equipment damage. Current regulations state that all personnel who work with or near scissor lifts must be trained and licenced.
What do you need to operate a scissor lift?
For scissor lifts, this usually means an EWP Operator Ticket (Yellow Card). This covers the operation of platforms under 11 metres in height. If you’re operating platforms taller than 11 metres, you’ll need a WorkCover High Risk Work Licence issued for the state you’re in.
Do you need training to operate a scissor lift?
The Operator’s Manual and a copy of the current 6 monthly Certificate of Thorough Examination for the Scissor Lift is required. Successful delegates will receive a 3a Mobile Vertical IPAF PAL Card valid for 5 years and an IPAF Certificate of Training for the 3a Mobile Vertical.
Do you need a Licence for a scissor lift UK?
However you don’t need a licence for a scissor lift as scissor lifts are not one of the 29 classes of High Risk Work that require a High Risk Work licence. If you’re hiring a small scissor lift, vertical lift or small boom-type EWP less than 11 metres in total height, you won’t need a high risk work licence.
How many people can go on a scissor lift?
Most electric scissor lifts will have a lifting capacity of around 200kgs which should allow for x2 average sized workers. Some larger rough terrain scissor lifts can have lift capacities upwards of 600kgs, allowing for 6 average size workers.
Can you use scissor lift in rain?
Additionally rain and cold conditions can cause dangers of their own, if the platform becomes wet whilst at height, there’s a chance of an operative slipping over the guardrails. Always take the weather into consideration before operating a scissor lift outside.
Is scissor lift high risk?
What are the risks when using scissor lifts? Scissor lifts are a safe and reliable means of reaching areas that would otherwise be inaccessible – as long as operators are properly trained in the safe use of the equipment and aware of the hazards in the area.
Do you wear a harness in a scissor lift?
If you’re using a vertical or scissor lift, however, it’s not always necessary to use fall protection equipment – like a harness – unless called for by exceptional circumstances.
Do you need a hard hat on a scissor lift?
Hard hats must be worn when exposed to overhead hazards. A safe distance from energized power lines shall be maintained. Ladders and other devices shall not be used to increase working heights on lift platforms. Lifts shall not be moved while raised, unless they adhere to the special requirements of the OSHA standard.