When you invest in industrial equipment, you need it to be as accurate as possible. In addition, when you create processes that utilise your equipment, you need to ensure that your employees are accountable for safety standards as well as accuracy. Hi! My name is Neil, and this blog is going to look at industrial equipment and supplies, and in particular, I plan to write about accuracy and accountability. I am a proud dad of two little boys. Currently, I work part-time while they are in nursery, and my beautiful wife is the full time worker in our home. I love our arrangement, and I especially enjoy that it gives me time to create things like this blog. I hope that you enjoy reading my posts.
Using a scissor lift can keep you safe when working at any elevated height, and these lifts are available for hire for contractors as well as for homeowners. Rather than trying to balance on a ladder when you need to paint, do ceiling repairs, or work on light poles or tree trimming, getting a scissor lift can reduce your risk of falling and also allow you to spread out any tools and equipment you need. When considering a scissor lift hire, note a few things to remember and discuss with the agency so you know what's involved in the rental.
1. Ask about potential damage
Most scissor lifts will have an area for a harness to keep workers safe in case of a fall, and marks and scuffs from this harness on the railing may not be considered damage. However, weld burns, chips and dents and other such damage may mean losing your deposit. If they are used for painting, some drops of paint on the lift might also be considered damage, as well as anything else that cannot be removed such as glue, adhesives, and the like. It's good to know what is and what is not considered damage so you can keep the lift secure and know you won't face additional fines or the loss of your security deposit.
2. Ask if a license is required
Some special types of licenses might be required for certain lifts and platforms, depending on the type and size of the equipment itself and the height at which you will be working. If there are certain licenses required, you might need to downsize the type of lift you want or ask if they can provide an operator for the equipment who has the licensing needed.
3. Ask about refueling and battery recharging
Many lifts have motors that are used for moving the unit from one location to another rather than simply pushing it manually, and for lowering and lifting the platform itself. If you're getting an electric scissor lift, you need to note how long the battery lasts and how often it needs recharging. Some weaker batteries may need to be recharged rather than sit idle overnight. If you have a gas-powered unit, it too may only travel so far before it needs refueling. Make sure you know the type of fuel it requires, whether that's diesel or standard petrol, and how to refuel the unit before you rent it.Share
1 June 2016