Aerial lifts, also called aerial work platforms, are popular pieces of equipment to have on job sites. Providing temporary access to what would otherwise be inaccessible (especially at heights that would otherwise be out of reach), aerial lifts are safe when used correctly and make the work that you do more efficient and precise. Because of this machine’s ability to cut on-the-ground costs, the investment pays for itself very quickly. However, what are the main uses for these versatile machines? There are actually quite a few; below, we detail a few of the top uses.
Not surprisingly, aerial lift equipment makes a valuable addition to any construction site. Especially for sites requiring intense detail and focused work in high places, these machines allow workers to concentrate on their duties while the lift supports them and their tools, for however long the work ends up taking. Your workers will appreciate the ease, efficiency and freedom with which they can get the job done using an aerial lift, and you will end up cutting costs with the time saved completing the work.
Beyond construction, aerial work platforms are also fantastic at increasing the speed and efficiency of telecommunication asset maintenance. Any experienced telecom field worker will tell you how nerve-racking and dangerous it can be to maintain telephone poles and electric lines while using instruments that attempt to bridge the distance but ultimately compromise the safety of the workers. With an aerial lift, you can give your workers the advantage of working closer to the affected lines without compromising their safety. The lift allows them to bring all required tools up with them safely and provides an incident-free maintenance experience.
General Building Maintenance
Similar to their uses in telecommunication and construction, one of the primary advantages of aerial lifts is that they prevent your workers from needing to carry all of their equipment themselves; the lift can support both them and their tools, no matter how big a job they’re doing. For those working in building maintenance, this means that your workers can actually focus on the job at hand – whether it’s refinishing a paint job, washing windows or adding detail to the façade of a building – without having to worry about keeping track of their tools or questioning their safety.
If you operate a business that uses a warehouse for storage, you may be surprised to learn just how useful an aerial platform can be. Aerial lifts are one of the easiest ways for your employees to evaluate or retrieve inventory that is stored on the higher shelves of your warehouse facility. This means that you can keep better track of your inventory and improve employee safety when interacting with inventory. Aerial lifts also allow for a faster processing time on orders by providing better overall access to inventory.
Another surprising industry where an aerial lift can be incredibly useful is agriculture. If you run an agricultural business that involves the harvesting of crops from high trees or maintaining the foliage of residential trees, an aerial lift makes it easy to reach those high distances with the appropriate equipment. Especially in agriculture, where much of the equipment can be dangerous if mishandled, aerial lifts allow for the safe storage of unused equipment, eliminating any worry about it falling and hurting someone below.
As you can see, there are quite a few ways that aerial lifts can help businesses across a number of different industries. There are safety risks associated with any piece of equipment you use in the field; however, if you follow the safety instructions precisely and instruct employees to do the same, an aerial lift can make a valuable addition to your arsenal of equipment. Of course, Aerial Equipment Parts is always here and ready to help with any questions or concerns you may have. Happy lifting!