Whether you're looking to clear a small amount of tree branches away from a hard to reach window or you're conducting intense maintenance on the exterior of a building, renting an aerial lift can help you with your task. However, many people who rent aerial lifts do so with very little experience in using them. As such, you need to go out of your way to be sure you promote their safe use.
Below, you'll find a guide to some safety tips you should follow when using your rented aerial lifts. Keeping these suggestions in mind can allow you to complete a job efficiently while also guaranteeing that you remain protected from any potential impediments that may arise.
Always Use A Harness
The largest risk in using an aerial lift obviously comes from the potential that a worker may fall or be blown from a raised bucket. Despite this risk, many people still neglect to make full use of safety features and attempt to complete tasks without being properly secured.
Any time you're in a raised aerial lift, you're at risk of a fall. You should always keep that risk in mind and make use of a harness or a similar restraining device. Excessive safety is impossible, and if you're always strapped in, you can be secure in knowing you're prepared for the unexpected.
Focus On Training
Information is often times the most effective tool that exists to combat the potential for on the job accidents. While many people may believe that safety procedures are common sense, fostering a culture that focuses on learning those procedures thoroughly is vital to guaranteeing a safe working environment.
You should also be sure that everyone who uses a piece of equipment is aware of its safety features and potential flaws. Familiarity with rented equipment can be difficult, but taking the time to read all relevant documentation could potentially end up saving a life.
Be Careful Of Clearance
When you ascend in an aerial lift, you should always be sure to fully survey the sky above you for potential impediments. However, unless you're working on a particular area, it's important to always be extremely conservative with your clearances. The potential for wind gusts or jolting equipment can put that power line that you were sure you were clear of suddenly in your grasp, and if you want to avoid a shocking conclusion, there's no such thing as being too careful. (For more information, contact Power Equipment Leasing Co Inc or another company that is relevant)