Safety Equipment

Snorkel to Offer Trigger Guard on New, Existing Lifts

Date: 03-07-2018 / Author: kscally
Snorkel trigger guard

HENDERSON, Nev. — Snorkel introduced a trigger guard solution that will be available as standard for all of the manufacturer’s lifts that have an enable switch operated joystick, as well as a retrofitted option for existing electric and rough terrain scissor lifts.

The trigger guard can also be retrofitted to any Snorkel models with an enable switch operated joystick, including some electric boom lifts, towable booms, and mast booms. 

New Video Series Eases HoistCam Installation

Date: 19-06-2018 / Author: kscally
HoistCam videos

NORFOLK, Va. - Netarus LLC launched a video series to ease self-installation and troubleshooting of its HoistCam remote camera monitoring systems.

Video topics include system startup instructions for HoistCam HC140, HC180, HC190, and WinchCam; mounting the monitor; setting up the MDVR for HoistCam Director; and troubleshooting Pan-Tilt-Zoom.

ReachMaster Rolls Out Anti-Entrapment Safety Systems for Compact Aerial Lifts

Date: 08-06-2018 / Author: kscally
ReachMaster anti-entrapment system

ReachMaster is now offering anti-entrapment safety systems on all their Falcon and Bluelift compact aerial lift models.

While many scissor and boom lift manufacturers have introduced these systems on their models, the Houston-based company is claiming to be the first to do so in North America for the compact lift segment.

“We have witnessed how these systems saves lives and how Europe, and in particular the UK, has adapted to these new systems on a larger scale,” said Ebbe Christensen, president of ReachMaster.

LGH Opens New Training Center in Illinois

Date: 06-06-2018 / Author: kscally
LGH training center

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) opened its new training center in the North American Corporate Rental Center in Bridgeview, Illinois.

The training center will allow LGH to further develop their employees’ skills and increase their knowledge of the service, function, and proper care and maintenance of LGH rental stock equipment.

New MEC Safety System Alerts Scissor Lift Operators to Overhead Hazards

Date: 01-06-2018 / Author: kscally

MEC introduced the Proactive Platform Safety System (PPSS) for select slab scissor lifts, designed to alert MEC scissor lift operators of overhead hazards in order to avoid collision and entrapment.

PPSS works by projecting a “cone” of safety through ultrasonic sensor to detect objects above the machine operator. The sensor begins detecting obstacles 12 ft. above the platform floor. An alarm will sound when an object is identified within the cone, and the frequency of beeps will increase as the object gets closer.

Genie Previews Lift Contact Alarm During National Safety Stand-Down Week

Date: 08-05-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm

REDMOND, Wash. – As part of OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down Week from May 7-11, Genie revealed a prototype of the Lift Guard Contact Alarm system for Genie GS slab scissor lifts and Genie GR, GRC, and QS vertical masts.

The system is an electronic secondary guarding solution designed to activate when an obstruction makes contact with an activation whisker mounted to the lift’s platform guardrails, alerting operators, occupants, and ground personnel to a potential hazard.

JLG Shares Fall-Prevention Strategies During National Safety Stand-Down Week

Date: 07-05-2018 / Author: kscally

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — JLG Industries Inc. will participate in a series of fall-prevention events as part of National Safety Stand-Down for the week of May 7-11, 2018.

New IPAF Safety Campaign for MEWPs Focuses on Planning Ahead

Date: 02-05-2018 / Author: kscally

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) launched a campaign at Intermat in Paris to educate users of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) about the importance of planning ahead for safety when conducting temporary work at height.

IPAF’s safety campaign for 2018-19 outlines why operators and managers should carry out full risk assessments, choose the correct equipment for the job, conduct site and machinery inspections, use trained and familiarized operators under proper supervision, and implement adequate segregation from other plant machinery and traffic.

Crane Industry Services Expands Training Center, Adds Staff

Date: 09-04-2018 / Author: kscally
CIS Training Center
Fred Robinson
Shawn Galloway

Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS) moved to a larger facility in Georgia to accommodate its growing skills assessment and training programs, as well as added two new staff members.

The new Centered on Safety Training Center is located at 2692 Hwy. 27 N, Carrollton, Georgia. The 8,892-sq.-ft. facility is situated on about 3.5 acres, convenient to the Atlanta airport, West Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama. 

Serious Labs Developing VR Simulator with Scissor Lift Leader Skyjack

Date: 28-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Serious Labs, a world leader in virtual reality (VR) solutions for training and operations of heavy equipment such as cranes and aerial boom lifts, is previewing its new scissor lift operator training simulator at The Rental Show in New Orleans, LA., February 18th -21st. The preview will include renderings and video placed alongside its boom simulator in Skyjack booth 5339 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.