Self-propelled lifts can prevent serious injuries
Workplace health and safety is a high priority for electricians and contractors, with government initiatives focusing on occupations where danger is increased and risks are faced on a regular basis.
Due to the nature of the work, tradespersons are second only to the military, police and emergency services for suffering serious injuries on the job.
The most commonly experienced injuries resulting in hospitalisation or workers compensation claims include slips, trips, falls, body stressing and being hit by a moving object. These are all risks and hazards experienced regularly by electricians, but avoiding an accident is possible in almost every case. For example, the great majority of injuries resulting from falls from heights would be avoided by using appropriate access equipment.
Self-propelled personnel lifts are the ideal solution in high-rise buildings, schools, hospitals, shopping centres, warehouses and areas where access and weight restrictions apply. These lifts include in-basket controls for convenient navigation and access to difficult-to-reach spaces. Long-lasting battery power ensures your work can be performed in a fraction of the time compared to clambering up and down unsteady ladders and makeshift scaffolding.
Personnel lifts can be sourced from Coates Hire with self-propelled models available having a reach of up to 6.1m, with a safe working height of 7.74m and a platform capacity of 159kg.
Hire equipment and tools can be reserved online or picked up for same-day use. Professional hire centres also offer training courses so businesses can gain the appropriate elevated work platform (EWP) ticket or other qualification as required.