Manlift Certification Seattle - The Manlifts and Elevated Platforms program provides training on the rules, regulations and proper application of safe operating procedures and work practices involved in everyday activities for people who work using this machinery. The program has been designed for people who are actively involved in these activities or individuals who have a basic knowledge of this machine.
In the past couple of decades, manlifts and aerial platforms have become a common sight on construction job sites and in industrial maintenance applications. These equipment provide an easy way to lift staff near what must be done on a stable platform apparatus, enabling staff to do tasks with greater safety and comfort rather than being perched on top of ladders or scaffoldings.
Similar to every other tool, manlifts are only safe if they are used correctly. Since they elevate staff above ground level or floor, accidents can occur easily and this might cause serious injuries or fatalities for both the manlift operators as well as any passerby who might be unlucky enough to be standing below.
Manlifts come in a variety of kinds. Most fit into 1 or 2 categories: the scissor lift, which is capable of moving up and down and the articulating boom lift, that can move both horizontally and vertically.
Correct training is very important in regard to safety matters. A lot of the companies which rent manlifts would provide training at the jobsite. Each and every worker who would be working on the machinery or operating it should receive training in safe operations. It is also important that only those workers who have received training must be authorized to operate the controls. Operating procedures and communication rules must be clear. Therefore, staff on the ground should not operate controls without the knowledge and approval of any workers inside the basket.
The workers that occupy the basket would be required to wear the proper fall protection gear which consists of a lanyard and harness. The fall protection attaches to the manlift easily. The employee has to ensure that she or he has made any adjustments needed to reflect the change in fall distance if there are changes in the height of the work area.
Manlifts must be tested and inspected every day to make certain they are in safe operating condition. Prior to the machinery being used, whatever defects should be re-inspected and repaired.