Why Use Scissor Lift Table Covers
ANSI (The American National Standard) requires the use of guarding to protect the operators from the moving parts of the lifter. These moving parts can result in serious injury to anyone who places their extremities inside of the equipment. Typically the scissors cause the most danger as they can completely sheer off a persons hand or leg. While this might seem gruesome, it has happened in the past in manufacturing plants and is still a present danger.
Another danger is the over-sized platforms which overhang the lift table. These platforms can lower down onto an associate when they are not paying attention. And we all know that workers on the floor can easily be distracted which would allow them the ability to place a hand or foot where it should not be. In these instances, Akon suggests that a full perimeter lift cover be used. A full perimeter lift table cover will mount to the over-sized platform, rather than the smaller lift table which it is mounted to.
Lift Covers Comply With OSHA Standards
It really is the responsibility of the company to provide adequate personnel protection to the workers with the use of scissor lift covers. All pinch points and sheer points MUST be covered.
''ANSI states: Automatically operated lifts must be guarded by skirts per 188.8.131.52 and/or enclosures as defined in 184.108.40.206 or other sufficient means for protection of personnel.''
In addition to protecting your workers, you really will be protecting you equipment as well.Â Equipment downtime can become very expensive and cost a lot of money to lost production. Any lifter that is a part of a critical process in your plant should be covered to keep out debris which could interfere with or wear out machine components. So do the right thing and get your lift table bellows and scissor lift covers replaced today.