Every industrial manufacturer should have at least one scissor lift in their facility. Read on to find out why.

They can prevent workplace accidents and injuries

One of the biggest benefits of having a scissor lift in an industrial setting is that it can help to reduce the frequency with which employees are injured.

This is because scissor lifts provide employees with a safe and stable platform when they need to carry out tasks at a height (such as, for example, accessing supplies that are positioned on a high shelf or repairing a piece of equipment that is located several metres above the ground).

The platform on which the operator of a scissor lift stands is surrounded by secure, tall guardrails. This means that, should the person on the platform trip or even collapse whilst performing their work, they will not tumble to the ground and sustain a potentially life-threatening injury, but will instead simply fall against the railings and remain safely inside the platform.

Additionally, because this type of equipment has a low centre of gravity (as a result of its wide base) and comes equipped with a brake system, it will neither move unexpectedly nor topple over whilst it is in use.

This means that there is little to no risk of the employees being thrown from the platform, or of nearby employees being crushed by the equipment toppling over and falling on them.

They can help people to perform repair work at a height in a more efficient manner

In order for an industrial manufacturing enterprise to remain profitable, its day-to-day business operations must be performed in an efficient manner.

The presence of a scissor lift could potentially increase a facility's efficiency levels by enabling its employees to quickly carry out repair work at a height.

For example, if a very large piece of machinery in a facility breaks down and the section of the machine that requires repair is positioned at a height, the presence of a scissor lift can significantly increase the speed with which an employee is able to fix the damaged components.

There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, unlike a ladder, which requires the person who is using it to be constantly aware of their balance and to continually lean forwards to avoid falling, a scissor lift provides its user with a level, stable floor.

This means that the person using the scissor lift can direct all of their concentration and focus towards the repair work that they have been tasked with performing, rather than spending their time worrying about the possibility of falling.

Secondly, the wide, spacious platform provides the operator of the scissor lift with ample room for any tools or spare parts that they need to use to fix the damaged machine. As a result of this, the operator does not have to waste time ascending and descending from the lift each time they need to pick up a different tool or part.