Scissor lifts are a classification of manlift often found in construction and facility maintenance applications designed to elevate workers and their tools to working heights ranging from 19 ft (5.9 m) to 59 ft (17.9 m).
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As aerial industry standards continue to become more closely aligned worldwide, manufacturers like Genie, who produce scissor lifts (a classification of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS) named for their lifting mechanism design — a stack of crossed tubes that work in a scissor-like fashion when the platform is raised and lowered) for global markets are taking a closer look at how requirements in these standards impact machine design and safe use.
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ANSI and CSA standards for safe use and training were not updated for many years (prior to now, ANSI boom, scissor lift and manually propelled standards were last updated in 2006, and CSA standards go back even further).
There are five concepts of safe machine operation, all of which are outlined in the machine’s operator’s manual, for Genie® aerial equipment, including mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPS, formerly AWPs) and telehandlers.
In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is the primary enforcement agency for mobile elevated work platform (MEWP), or commonly known as aerial work platform (AWP), safety on the jobsite.
Safety is always job one on aerial worksites.
In today’s competitive market, we, at Genie, know that it is more important than ever for you to establish and earn your rental customers’ respect as a trusted advisor.
In order for your customers to get the maximum performance out of a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), it is important that you consider what type of tire or track is best suited for their worksite environment and needs.
Two Genie® SX™-180 boom lifts involved in a high-precision demolition process.
Increased market competition and competitive rental rates are significant challenges for rental companies.
Mobile elevating work platforms, or MEWPs, come in a variety of sizes and options.
Check out this Genie A92 Minute about monitoring the weight inside a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) in accordance with the updated ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards:
“Uptime” is a frequently used industry buzzword that simply refers to the time equipment is on the job and in use.
At Genie, we receive calls on a regular basis from jobsite supervisors and contractors regarding operators wanting to use homemade attachments on mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) and/or using MEWPs to lift materials in a manner that is not consistent with the designed purpose of these type of machines.
One of the biggest challenges facing our industry today is how to increase awareness about why safety training is so important.
Check out this Genie A92 Minute on conducting Maintenance and Repair Training in accordance with the updated ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards.
Telescopic and articulating boom lifts rotate, elevate and extend multiple boom sections to help operators access difficult to reach worksites.
Quality and safety are built into all Genie® mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). We use safety and product notices to communicate vital information that may impact the well-being of the operator or the long-term performance of the machines we make.
An important aspect of the new ANSI A92.22-2018 and CSA B354.7:17 standards is the requirement that the user (which is most commonly the employer) develop a safe use plan specific to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs).