Snorkel Approves Sanctuary Zone for Boom Lifts | Construction News

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Snorkel’s global engineering team has approved the Sanctuary Zone additional overhead crushing protection system for use on its boom lifts.

Sanctuary Zone is a steel frame that helps protect the machine operator from being crushed between the platform and an overhead obstacle. Two pieces are side mounted on the guardrails to create a roll bar effect, with an overhead bar running between them to provide additional protection.

Lightweight and robust, it weighs less than 25kg and can be fitted to a platform in around 20 minutes. The curved steelwork ensures the 660mm tall structure does not get caught on safety netting.

Snorkel has approved Sanctuary Zone as an attachment to its global platform measuring 8'x3'3", which is fitted to all of its mid-sized and large telescopic booms (40ft. and upwards) and all articulated booms 62ft. and upwards. Snorkel has also approved the system for its popular A46JRT 46ft. articulated rough terrain boom and its A46JE electric equivalent. Engineers will approve the use of Sanctuary Zone on other Snorkel platforms on a case-by-case basis.

Sanctuary Zone was developed by UK powered access rental company AFI-Uplift, but is now sold under licence by another UK-based company, Aerial and Handling Services.

Snorkel is displaying the approved system on an A46JRT at Vertikal Days. This year’s event takes place at Haydock Park racecourse on Wed. and Thurs. June 26th and 27th. Visit Snorkel in the outdoor area on stand 138.