Safety Equipment

DICA Celebrates 30 Years

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally
DICA 30 years

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa – DICA marked its 30th anniversary in the outrigger pad and accessory business this summer.

In 1988, company founder Dick Koberg set out to design and manufacture outrigger pads that were long lasting and easy to use.

Danfoss Power Solutions Introduces CAN Device to Streamline Equipment Operation

Date: 18-07-2018 / Author: kscally

Danfoss Power Solutions launched its first CAN rotary device, the HMR CAN Rotary, offering ergonomic, five-finger control to allow operators of off-road equipment including telehandlers to keep their eyes on the road.

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.

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