The Advantages of a Man Lift
For places that are too high to reach by any other means, man lifts offer an easy and safe method to fix problems. These are mechanical lifts that allow employees to safely reach an elevated work place. Often, man lifts are used by construction and service workers to perform work on light poles, buildings and other areas that are very up high to reach by other methods.
Taking safety into account is the major factor when operating a man lift. Ladders are not a practical choice for great heights and hence man lifts are the perfect choice for these areas. Most of these machines are outfitted with emergency shut-off switches and safety rails to make worker safety a main concern.
Man lifts could reach certain heights which other machines cannot reach. This machinery was initially utilized to pick fruit, but has evolved to take on other tasks. For example, they are usually utilized for changing light bulbs and to do finishing work in the construction industry. Usually, man lifts can reach heights of about 20 to 100 feet.
There are smaller man lifts that could operate indoors to carry out jobs in areas such as big office buildings, hotels and sports arenas. They could be powered with electricity. This eliminates the noxious fumes and the hazards associated with them.
Engine-Powered Boom Lifts
An engine-powered boom lift is the solution for workers who have to reach heights both efficiently and quickly. The boom lift allows for a much mobility, capable of moving in many directions. Boom lifts can also easily fit into narrow spaces. Each "joint" in the boom lift is controlled to adjust to different heights to be able to position the worker precisely where she or he has to be to be able to get the job completed. The engine power system is what enables boom lifts to reach their full elevation in not a lot of time. Firefighters often use engine powered boom lifts when they need to quickly ascend to heights during a rescue mission.