Aerial lifts are commonly seen along highways and roads fixing electrical, telephone and cable lines. This utility vehicle has a powerful articulating arm that can be bent and has the ability to reach tall buildings, trees and other infrastructures. The primary use of it is for lifting and lowering workers to and from high places. These trucks are not only used for fixing and repairing electrical and telephone lines which are what we commonly observe in the urban areas. This vehicle can be used for many other purposes and uses. Listed below are some of the more common uses for aerial lifts.
Servicing Telephone, Cable & Transmission Lines
The aerial lift has a bigger advantage over any other machinery option because it lessens the difficulty in climbing poles to access telephone, cable and transmission lines for repair or replacement purposes, certainly lowering the possibility of accidents such as electrocution or falling. A worker can be easily lifted and lowered to access the line, with the lift being able to carry more instruments along with the worker. We would recommend the telescopic boom for these industrial jobs.
Painting Building Structures (Outside)
When painting the exterior of tall buildings, aerial lifts can be used to paint those hard-to-reach walls. The vehicle allows workers to perform the job better and more efficiently. It even allows the painter to carry the necessary equipment right with them to make the job even easier.
To fix damaged rooftops, especially those houses that have two stories, areal lifts are commonly used to gain a great advantage. It can easily lift DIYers from the ground to the working area and just as easily elevate repair materials to the rooftop.
Fruit Tree Harvesting
The original name of the articulating boom lift was called the “cherry picker”. It allows the picker to harvest fruit without any inconvenience. The basket can easily be maneuvered to the desired position and height to gain easy access to the fruit being harvested. Harvest time is much easier using this type of process!
When needing to clean windows on a tall building, the access of an aerial lift to those windows makes the job so much easier. The worker can carry their materials with them and work in safety as opposed to doing the same job on a ladder!
Nowadays, aerial lifts are used in many types of work besides what is listed above. Some other common uses include:
- Decoration Purposes
- Tree Pruning
- City Maintenance
- Rescue Work
The versatility of this machine offers a greater chance to perform the desired job in safety and with efficiency. Using it does require professionalism and proper training, as OHSA continually monitors all usage and provides guidelines to operating these vehicles. Whenproper caution is used and safe operation is performed, what a convenient piece of equipment it is!