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Scissor lift - can you exit the platform to work?

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Hi guys ,
Do you know if you can use a scissor lift to access a location (top of shipping container unit or similar) and exit the platform area to work? - i cannot see any scissor lifts with an access gate from the platform? use of a fall arrest and lanyard with rescue plan will be in place.

are you allowed to exit the gaured area in a safe manner if clipped on and stepping on to a / up to a flat platform?

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Re: Scissor lift - can you exit the platform to work?

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Hi TWDB

I found this document useful in the past:

https://www.afi-uplift.co.uk/hseq/2016_aug.pdf
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Re: Scissor lift - can you exit the platform to work?

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Penfold wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:32 pm Hi TWDB

I found this document useful in the past:

https://www.afi-uplift.co.uk/hseq/2016_aug.pdf
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Re: Scissor lift - can you exit the platform to work?

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TWDB wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 5:36 pm
Penfold wrote: Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:32 pm Hi TWDB

I found this document useful in the past:

https://www.afi-uplift.co.uk/hseq/2016_aug.pdf
Thanks P,
Reading this and other information it seems historically you should not leave the platform, - but now this can be possible if risk assessed

do scissor lifts have a gated guard rail on the platform which can allow access out ? i assume not ? but can i allow my guys to climb over? using a hop up in the platform?

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Re: Scissor lift - can you exit the platform to work?

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It's a tricky one, yes but only after a rigorous risk assessment has been conducted....
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