Safety in a Scissor Lift from Access Hire


If you’re looking for a scissor lift for hire, you’ll do well to know about the strict government-mandated safety laws. After a spate of fatalities in Western Australian mines and workplaces, in 2018 the government introduced higher penalties for breaching of safety standards taking them into line with the national Work, Health and Safety Act.  Imprisonment for breaching individuals and supervisors has also increased from 2 years to 5 years for level 4 offences. Access Hire scissor lifts continue to introduce new safety standards as innovative new technology becomes available. 

Scissor Safety First

In response to expectations of their customers, Access Hire and JGL have debuted some new health and safety features to their scissor lifts range as well as some exciting new technologies.  Senior director of global product management, Hampden Tener, said this:

“Little things that we added were protectors for the control panel, new metal covers under the deck to protect all the guts, a foot pedal for the extension deck. We just keep improving these units.”

JLG and Access Hire have a strong relationship with an emphasis on the joint desire for safety in the Australian access market.

Intuitive Technology for Scissor Lifts

Scissor Lift for Hire

The 3246R offers an exceptionally light lift, and is ideal for sensitive areas that require a 32 foot height platform. It also meets the ANSI 92.20 standard. The intuitive technology introduced into the entire R Series slab scissor lifts family completely differentiates them from their rivals.  These include an exclusive variable tilt which operators will appreciate as they will be able to elevate heights even on slight slopes, greatly increasing productivity opportunities.  This new series also includes a range of safety features such as a self-closing and locking gate, fold down guard rails, automatic traction control, an all motion alarm, mechanised pothole protection, machine tie downs and a load sensing system to prevent over-loading. 

The Rough with the Smooth

For a more ruggedized scissor lift the Haulette series features a 4 wheel drive, automatic differential lock, superb 40% gradeability and a ground clearance of 27cm.  A durable and reliable upper control box adds to  productivity and security for the technician. This is enhanced by the 4 sturdy outriggers that are controlled by a single switch for deployment and retraction, and level automatically.  Standard equipment on the Haulette scissor lifts for hire include towing hooks, hydraulic brakes, manual platform lowering valve, foam filled all terrain tyres, and side shields. Scissor lift rentals from Access Hire give your company a cost efficient product, reducing risk to the workforce and saving expenditure on maintenance, financing, insurance and transportation. 

Don’t forget: you are also able to earn Qantas points with the Qantas Business Rewards programme.

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