Whenever you hire access equipment, it's imperative to understand all of the risks that are involved with operating at heights.
According to the government-sponsored Safe Work Australia, falls are one of the biggest causes of death and injury at construction sites across the country. These hazards often arise during simple tasks, and can easily be prevented if the appropriate action is taken.
The group established its "hierarchy of control" in 2012 to help contractors understand what levels of fall protection should be found in various construction activities. This includes jobs that require fall prevention devices, positioning systems, fall arrest technologies and other controls.
When using access equipment from Kennards Hire, it's crucial to understand these different levels of control. The Knuckle Boom Lift, for example, can rise as high as 34 feet, making fall prevention devices like harnesses and cables essential.
These boom lifts are great for painting, cleaning, fixing signs, cutting branches and several more tasks, but none should be performed until you've done the proper research to determine which fall prevention system is required.
This goes for all access equipment available from Kennards Hire, including manlifts, mobile hydraulic platforms and scissor lifts.