A reader has sent us a couple of interesting photographs of scissor lifts working in a way that he thinks is less than ideal. What do you think?
Taken in Switzerland they show two slab electric scissor lifts lifting a wood beam between them. The beam is placed across the guardrails and is being lifted to a height of around four metres or so. The lifts - from the Maltech rental fleet -look like JLG 1932Rs which have a 230kg platform capacity – so it is almost certainly within capacity in terms of weight....
But is it an acceptable and safe method for carrying out such a job? Or should it join our Death Wish series? Clearly it is nothing like many of the shocking work practices that make up most of the series, but these might even be indoor only machines?
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