Aerial lifts serve a critical purpose on most construction sites. Whether you’re building a house or repairing a telephone line, it’s likely you’ll be using an aerial lift to get the job done. Perhaps you enjoy rising to great heights by the power of this machinery, or maybe you get butterflies in your stomach and want nothing more than to be standing on firm ground again. Regardless, it’s important that you take necessary safety precautions before making the ascent – and aerial lift decals are a great way to keep users of these machines aware of these important safeguards.
So what exactly is a decal?
Aerial Lift Decals 101
When it comes to aerial lifts, decals are the sticker signs you find positioned on a lift listing its correct usage guidelines and safety measures. The American National Standards Institute defines machinery manufacturers’ placement of lift decals – but it’s up to the lift owner to ensure these decals are kept legible and visible. If dirt or markings cover any information on the decal, it’s important to clean or replace them. Use mild soap and water for cleaning, and be sure to avoid solvent-based cleaners as these may damage the sign material.
Types of Lift Decals
Here at Aerial Equipment Parts, we carry the most important safety decals specific to top lift manufacturers Skyjack, JLG and Genie. These include the following:
- Instruction decals: Marked by a green header, instruction decals provide how-to information.
- Notice decals: Also marked by a green header, these decals show property damage information.
- Warning decals: Marked by an orange header, warning decals to indicate scenarios that could lead to serious injury or death.
- Danger decals: Designated by a red header, these decals indicate situations that could also result in serious injury or death.
- Miscellaneous decals: Covering a range of information from lanyard attachment placement to tire load, miscellaneous decals can vary for different applications.
Why Lift Decals Are Important
It may be easy to skim over these stickers without really taking in the information – but that’s exactly what you don’t want to do. Reading through and understanding the information on safety decals is compulsory to operate an aerial lift. Encourage lift operators to read through this information by placing them in highly visible, accessible spaces on your lift.
Additionally, decal stickers are a great way to remind lift operators of safety and usage precautions each time they drive a lift – however, they are no substitute for thorough training and certification. Make sure operators are properly educated to reduce the risk of injury, or worse.
For example, part of the standard safety precautions includes respecting the equipment and environment when in use, such as:
- checking for electrical lines or low ceilings.
- inspecting the lift prior to usage and testing the controls function properly.
- following all of the manufacturer’s guidelines.
- remaining aware of the Safe Floor Load Capacity before driving and/or operating the lift.
Plus, OSHA also offers numerous safety standards in addition to these practical safety measures.
Finally, lift decals help keep your operations smooth and safe. For instance, they are easy to implement and available at very little cost. If you’re not sure which decals are right for your machinery, feel free to reach out to us here at Aerial Equipment Parts for input from industry professionals.
Why Choose Aerial Equipment Parts for Your Replacement Lift Decals?
We are an equipment parts wholesaler. AEP strives to provide quality parts, including lift decals for all major brands, at a reasonable price to all users in the aerial lift industry. Additionally, we know you have a lot of things to think about - getting the right part for your lift shouldn't be one of them. So, our parts meet or exceed the original manufacturer's quality. Plus, we know when you need a part, you need it fast to ensure your operations don’t slow down. As a result, we maintain stocked warehouses throughout the US and ship Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST.
At Aerial Equipment Parts we realize it is important to speak with sales representatives that know the aerial lift industry. Most of our reps have started in our warehouse fulfilling orders and worked their way up to phone support. When you call AEP you will speak with someone who knows parts. For any aerial lift equipment questions, contact us today at 303-704-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.