5 Crucial Tips for Staying Secure on a Scissor Lift

Scissor lifts are an important part of many worksites. However, it is always important to keep in mind how this sort of equipment needs to be used safely in order to ensure the well-being of your employees. Here are 5 tips to help keep your worksite safe and productive.

Crucial Safety Tips

  1. Wait for good weather! Scissor lifts run the risk of tipping over in winds above 28 miles per hour, so be sure to save your lift work for a calm day when it’s safe to operate. Waiting for clear weather is always better than risking an accident!
  2. Avoid power sources and electrical lines! Make sure that your lift remains at least 10 feet away from all power sources to prevent electrocution, arc flashes, or thermal burns. Electricity can jump, so it’s extremely important to maintain a safe distance to prevent harm to yourself or others. If work must be done near an electrical source, make sure that the worker has had electrical training and has the proper safety equipment.
  3. Keep the lift away from traffic! Make sure that vehicles will not interfere with the operation of the lift. A simple bump to the base of the lift from a vehicle can be extremely dangerous for anyone currently riding it.
  4. Scissor lifts should only be used on flat ground! If your job site does not have flat ground on which you can operate the scissor lift, consider using a different piece of equipment. The ground should be suitable to support the weight of the unit selected. Be sure to reach out if you are unsure of what sort of lift would be best for the work that you are trying to accomplish.
  5. Follow all the safety instructions supplied by the manufacturer! Every piece of equipment is different, so it is key that you understand the ins and outs of the scissor lift that you’ve chosen. We are happy to help acclimate you with your rental in order to ensure that you have a successful job site.


    Whether you’re using an LGMG SS1932E all the way up to an MEC 4555SE, you need to take the right steps to make sure that this equipment does the job you need it to do in a safe and expeditious manner. We are also happy to provide you with the rest of the equipment you will need to succeed. Contact MAC Equipment to figure out the perfect suite of safety equipment for your needs. The safety and success of your company is our main concern, so contact us if you have any questions about the needs of your worksite!

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