Aerial Platform Inspections

Like any piece of heavy equipment, there are rules and regulations that affect the operation and maintenance of aerial work platforms as well.

The regulations set forth by the American National Standards Institute require an annual inspection of your platform every year. The inspection must be performed by a qualified technician who has been specifically trained on that exact unit.  The platform must be taken out of service until such time as it is certified safe to operate.

Annual inspections must include the following platform components:

  1. Drive, lift and emergency controls
  2. Safety accessories, horn, parking brake
  3. Batteries and charger
  4. Limiting switches
  5. Chains, hoses and belts
  6. Lubrication
  7. Structural components
  8. Warning and control markings
  9. Emergency lowering controls

In this inspection, the technician is looking for overall operation and safety of the unit itself. He/she is checking for worn and compromised belts and hoses.

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Forklift Rental Options

Renting a forklift is a great alternative to purchasing a new or used piece of equipment. It is still a big decision though and you don’t want to pay for more than you need or get less than what you need. We can help you figure out the best solution to your equipment rental needs!

Ask Matt Cox at (704) 842-3242 for more information on renting a piece of material handling equipment from us.

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Aerial Equipment – Scissor Lifts

We’ve added a potentially critical element of your operation to our catalog of warehouse equipment- Skyjack Aerial Equipment.  Scissor lifts, boom lifts and man lifts are now available through us for purchase or rental.

Colloquially known as “cherry-pickers” these versatile lifts can be the addition to your facility you’ve been looking for- they’re made to move materials and your employees vertically!

In fact, aerial machinery can manage a lot of jobs more efficiently and more safely than other pieces of equipment- improving safety and saving you money in the long run IF you have the right piece of gear for the right job.

Scissor lifts are built to move your people and some equipment or materials high in the air, some models as high as 60 feet. They can help employees in places where otherwise a scaffolding or high ladder might be necessary. Scissor lifts do still require safety harnesses and cables, but a fall is much less likely out of a scissor lift than a scaffolding or some wonky ladder.

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