A viral video being shared across social media sites highlights just how important it is to wear a harness when operating a cherry picker.
The 30-second clip appears to show an operator trying to manoeuvre the machine down a step without using a harness.
The person somehow manages to stay in the cage following the impact of the front wheels dropping down, but is thrown into the air and to the ground when the rear wheels descend.
The operator appears to escape without suffering any serious injuries, but the video is a shocking example of just how essential it is to use your safety harnesses correctly. You can view the clip below.
At Prolift Access, we sell IPAF height safety kits which include a front and rear D harness and adjustable restraint lanyard, both kept safely together in a tough and durable plastic case. We also offer IPAF training which can show operators how to correctly inspect and use harnesses.
You can buy safety harnesses online from our e-shop or find out more about our IPAF Harness Use and Inspection training course.
Have you ever wondered how much time you could save by using a cherry picker instead of a scaffold tower?
A new video from cherry picker manufacturer Hinowa shows the difference in speed when using its LightLift 17.75 for work at height compared to a traditional access tower.
Using a split screen display and time lapse footage, it shows two different teams working on the same house.
Workers using the Hinowa machine completed the work and were ready to leave the site in less than one hour – 59mins 10secs to be precise.
As the Hinowa team were pulling away, the scaffold workers weren’t even halfway towards completion. To erect the tower, do the job and then take the structure down again, it took more than three hours. Proof that work with a cherry picker can take just one-third of the time.
Prolift Access has a very similar machine to the one featured in this video for sale. The Hinowa GoldLift 17.80XL is a tracked aerial platform that offers a maximum working height of 17m.
The 2011 model is available to buy for £34,695 + VAT. Click on the link above for more details, or call us on 01823 665902.
Prolift Access will be at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show, which takes place from June 5-7 at Wadebridge. Our powered access experts will be on hand to offer advice and information about our full range of hire services.
So if you have a job where work at height is needed, pop along to our showground base at Stand 410 where you can get all the information you need. You can also chat about our IPAF training courses, powered access sales, and our MEWP servicing and maintenance agreements.
Prolift Access will be at Stand 410 at the 2014 Royal Cornwall Show. If you can’t get to the showground, call us on 01823 665902 or visit the Prolift Access website for more information.