4 Safety Tips on Operating Scissor Lift Tables

4 Safety Tips on Operating Scissor Lift Tables
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30 Aug 2018

If you work in a warehouse, you know that a warehouse can be a dangerous space, with the risk of employees sustaining injuries being especially high. Therefore, safety is paramount in the operations of a warehouse and the operation of any equipment within the warehouse. While different equipment varies in their level of risk it is important to ensure the safe operation of all equipment within the warehouse, including scissor lift tables. With the right safety practices in place, the risk of injury that can come from the poor operation of a scissor lift table is drastically reduced.
Although safety laws and regulations go a long way in preventing such injuries and accidents, care must always be taken to ensure that all staff remain safe while on the job. Here are some top safety tips to ensure that your scissor lift tables continue to work at their best while keeping your staff safe.

1. Choose the Right Equipment

The first step to safely operating your scissor lift table is to choose the proper equipment for the job. Make sure to choose a scissor lift tables that is sturdy, durable and safe to use.
There are various different scissor lift tables on the market, including stainless steel and aluminum varieties. The scissor lift table that you should choose will depend on the job that you need to use it for. Consider consulting an expert to determine the best options for your warehouse.
Choosing the right size scissor lift table is also important. Again, the scissor lift table that you choose will depend on the job that you need to use it for. Make sure that the scissor lift table you choose is of an adequate size to carry the load required, whether that be a smaller scissor lift trolley that only has a load capacity of 150kg or a larger scissor lift table that has a load capacity of 1000kg. Using the scissor lift table that is the correct size and load capacity also ensures that your scissor lift tables will not malfunction while in use.  
Pictured: Pallet Lift Table Standard-1000kg

2. Train Your Staff

In order to ensure the safety of your warehouse, your inventory and your staff, staff must be trained on how to correctly use the scissor lift table. Without this training, a staff member could put themselves or others in danger and your scissor lift table could malfunction, reducing its longevity.
Take the time to train your staff and provide re-training regularly. It is easy for staff to forget vital details of their training after a long period of time. There are many courses available on the proper usage of equipment and the manual provided alongside your scissor lift table can be of great value.


3. Maintain Your Equipment

In order for workers to remain safe on the job and to ensure the longevity of your scissor lift table, ensure that it is maintained on a regular basis. Maintaining your equipment will reduce the risk of malfunction and will keep them working for longer.

4. Inspect Your Machinery

All scissor lift tables must be inspected regularly to ensure their safety.
During the inspection process, it is important to check for possible leakages of air, fuel, and hydraulic fluid. Also take the time to check all operating parts of the scissor lift table for any damage. If repair work is required, have a qualified mechanic examine and repair the equipment.
Pictured: Scissor Lift Trolley - Large Top
So, by now you should be well versed on the operation of scissor lift tables. Are you looking for more information on scissor lift tables? Or are you looking to buy one? We can help! Contact us on 1300 305 314 to speak with one of our friendly consultants or send us an email at sales@backsafe-australia.com.au.

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