Aerial Lift Warning Lights Impact Workplace Safety
The danger involved in working with aerial lifts cannot be understated. Tragically, nearly 200 construction workers are killed annually in the United State from work-related falls and other accidents. To help prevent these unnecessary deaths, remaining diligent in your workplace safety is imperative, especially for aerial lift operators. As a result, aerial lift warning lights positively impact workplace safety.
What are aerial lift warning lights?
As expected, aerial lift warning lights offer workers warning by flashing lights to prevent accidents from occurring. Working with powerful and potentially dangerous machines means ensuring operators maintain heightened visibility and attention to detail. So, ensuring aerial lifts adhere to all safety standards, such as functioning warning lights, remains vital in ensuring workplace safety.
To help maintain workplace safety, our warning lights inventory includes a selection of the highest quality emergency strobe lights made to fit lift, tow and haul devices from a range of brands, including, but not limited to the following leading lift companies.
At Aerial Equipment Parts, we've made it simple to find the correct warning strobe lights, headlights and safety beacons for your machinery. Additionally, al of our lighting fits or meets the original equipment manufacturers’ standards.
Finally, whether you’ve got an aerial lift or a truck, a forklift or material handling equipment, you need a functioning warning light. To help make finding your replacement warning light easy, just enter the part number you need in the search box above to find the hardware you require. Or, simply browse by manufacturer, voltage or price.
What are other workplace safety best practices?
From lift decals to following OSHA and ANSI standards, the industry includes plenty of best practices to ensure workplace safety guidelines keep employees safe. As part of the US Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforces workplace safety standards and helps set aerial lift regulations. Additionally, OSHA provides a fact sheet to help industry professionals understand use cases that fall under the aerial lift standards and adhere to workplace safety regulations. For example, OSHA defines aerial lifts as any vehicle-mounted device utilized to raise person, which includes:
- Extendable boom platforms.
- Aerial ladders.
- Articulating (jointed) boom platforms.
- Vertical towers.
- Any combination of the above.
As a result of OSHA’s work overseeing workplace safety, the regulations helped reduce injury rates and business costs associated with injury-related costs.
In addition to OSHA, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) works with industry professionals to create aerial lift standards (ANSI 92.2 Standards), which include collective guidance around operations, inspections and training. Under the new ANSI standards, changes were made to the following touch points.
- How frequently machines are inspected.
- Who can perform inspections.
- What needs to be inspected.
- How companies must be stored.
As a result of the A92 standards, operators must remain up-to-date in industry changes and workplace inspections to ensure they meet current ANSI certifications.
At Aerial Equipment Parts, we believe adhering to industry standards helps reduce unnecessary deaths and injuries. From decals and warning lights to offering machine manuals, we aim to provide the tools needed to meet those safety standards. Don't risk failing your next workplace safety compliance inspection – or worse, put someone in harm's way.
Finally, 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 email@example.com.