Manlifts can be great equipment for reaching very high places to work on roofs, windows, lighting, trees, etc. However, they can make a job go very wrong if you don’t take the necessary safety precautions. Here are the top safety rules to follow before operating our manlift rentals:
Use safety gear: The most important safety precaution you can take before using manlift rentals is wearing the right safety gear and setting it up properly. You will need a full-body harness with the connecting device tied off at a steady anchoring point, like a beam or column. It’s also a good idea to wear a helmet and insulated gloves, especially if you will be working near power lines.
Check your surroundings: You will want to be sure your manlift rental is placed in a safe area away from any drop-off points, dangerous slopes, or power lines. It’s also important to check the weather in the area. It’s unsafe to operate a manlift in precipitation or strong winds.
Read the manual and inspection records: It’s also important to check any inspection records to be sure nothing is amiss on the manlift before you begin. You will also need to read through the operating manual to avoid exceeding the weight limit and follow the shutdown procedures and any emergency operations.
These are just the top three safety precautions to take before using one of our manlift rentals. Give us a call if you would like to learn more.