Improper use of an Scissor Lifts

Improper use of an MEWP

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The improper use of MEWPs can give rise to serious injuries and even fatalities. Under Section 12 of the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA), employers are required to ensure the safety and health of their employees.

  • Never adjust leveling jacks while platform is elevated and/or occupied
  • Keep the platform floor clear of debris
  • NEVER override safety devices
  • Position lift on level, stable ground
  • Never overload equipment
  • Use of Planks or pallets to increase working height

Use of Planks to increase working height on scissor lift is not allowed!

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