Safety articles on Scaffolds & Lifts

Scaffolding erected for construction at an outdoor mall.
Scaffolds & Lifts

Scaffolds Can Provide a Safe Platform to Complete Work at Heights

Learn more about the most common hazards associated with scaffolds, fall protection requirements and how to prevent potential falls, injuries or worse.

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Two workers on a suspended scaffold on a building.
Scaffolds & Lifts

Fall Protection and Safety Precautions for Suspended Scaffolds

Using scaffolds to access hard-to-reach areas is often necessary. For especially difficult areas the safest approach may be to use a suspended scaffold.

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Two mobile scaffolds set against a blue wall.
Scaffolds & Lifts

Mobile Scaffolds Job Site Fall Protection Safety Precautions

Mobile scaffolds can be a safer choice on the job because they allow workers to maintain their balance and work easily from the platform.

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Example of a supported scaffold.
Scaffolds & Lifts

Critical Safety Areas to Know When Using Supported Scaffolds

All supported scaffolds have several common safety concerns that must be addressed during their construction and use.

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Two Aerial Lifts
Scaffolds & Lifts

Man Lifts: Aerial Lift Inspections and Fall Protection

Whether using a manual or power operated aerial lift, workers must recognize and avoid safety hazards that can lead to injury, property damage, or death.

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Lowered Scissor Lift With Two Painters Wearing Fall Protection
Scaffolds & Lifts

Scissor Lifts Allow Workers to Work at Heights Safely

Scissor lifts are safe and stable when used properly by a trained operator. But what are the common hazards that cause the most scissor lift accidents?

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Overhead view of a construction worker on an aerial lift.
Scaffolds & Lifts

Understanding the Unique Potential Hazards of Aerial Lifts

Extensible and Articulating Boom Lifts are useful pieces of equipment with specialized features, uses, and also unique potential hazards.

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Three Scissor Lifts Not in Use
Scaffolds & Lifts

Scissor Lift Precautions to Prevent Serious Incidents

Although many safety precautions apply to most scissor lifts, each lift has different weight limits, specifications and hazard warnings posing unique risks.

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Worker in Bucket Truck
Scaffolds & Lifts

Bucket Trucks are Safe Equipment with Trained Operators

Bucket trucks provide a safe and stable work platform in a variety of situations when used with specific recommendations from the manufacturers.

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