The invention of machines has made work easier. Less manpower is applied to different types of work when machines are used. They also help in saving time and improving productivity.
Aerial work platforms were developed to raise equipment and people at high levels. They are designed differently to lift limited weights. They are also referred to as boom lifts. A boom lift is capable of being set up and managed by one person.
An aerial work platform can be moved easily and is versatile. It consists of a boom that can be lengthened upwards and forwards. Different appliances such as buckets, cradles, and winches can be fitted to the end of the boom where workers can safely stand. The worker can then be lifted by the boom lift to the needed height.
Safety when Using Aerial Work Platforms
Aerial work platform operators have safety rules for the handling of the machines. Each operator requires training before using an aerial work platform.
Work platforms are equipped with guardrails to contain operators by preventing them from falling. They also have overweight sensors that will not allow the platform to raise loads or people that exceed the maximum weight.
An aerial work platform is also fitted with an emergency button that can be pressed by the user in case of any danger.
Areas where Aerial Work Platforms are Used
They are ideal for any work that requires the user to work at a high place. Examples include:
As the name suggests, cherry pickers were invented to enable the picking of cherries. The use of a ladder was found to be exhausting when picking cherries and the machine was developed to make the work simple.
Cleaning of Buildings
The aerial work platforms have helped in the maintenance of tall buildings.
Aerial work platforms can be used to reach high places of construction works without the need of using cranes.
Why Use Aerial Work Platforms
They enable one to access high places easily and are useful at workplaces where access is a problem.
They can be moved easily and can reach a wide range of heights. They are easy to operate as long as one is trained.
They are effective and one can complete their job quickly and therefore saving on time.