Aerial and Scissor Lift Safety
An average of 26 fatalities is related to aerial lifts each year, or, around 3% of all construction deaths.
The most common hazards involving aerial lifts are falls, tip-overs, ejections, structural failure, and electrocution. Inexperience with equipment is another common factor in aerial lift accidents. At a minimum you need to be familiar with correct lift operation, how to perform inspections, and knowledge of manufacturers’ requirements.