A scissor lift is a particular piece of industrial machine that is used for "positioning personnel, their equipment and their tools," based on Skyjack. Anyone who is getting ready to operate this type of machinery must familiarize themselves with the suggested safety and operational procedures suggested by the manufacturer in order to stay safe prior to trying to use this particular equipment. It could be devastating to any bystanders and the operator themselves leading to serious injuries if the safety measures are not followed.
In the best case scenario, the scissor lift will be operated on totally level ground. Prior to driving a scissor lift over a particular terrain, the area needs to be checked and cleared of any debris. To be able to lessen the risks of the scissor lift tipping over and potentially causing the driver to fall from his seat. It is recommended to keep away from steep grades or holes while operating. Bystanders must also remain aware and avoid the operating scissor lift in order to make sure that they do not get run over.
The user has to carefully inspect all vital parts of the machine prior to trying to use a scissor lift. A functional test done while the lift is retracted allows the operator to see if all parts are correctly functioning before the task is initiated. It is better to perform a daily check on this machinery before starting the shift and some places even want an inspection to take place at the end of the shift as well. Various companies have different policies in place to maintain safety.
Checking the tires must be part of the inspection. These parts obviously add to the movability of the scissor lift and also provide the equipment with a solid foundation. A worn or faulty tire can blow and throw the operator from their place on top of scissor lift.