Rent your next Boom Lift from DC Rentals Today!
When renting a boom lift or any aerial lift equipment, trying to get the job done at any height is always a challenge. DC Rentals in Branford, CT, provides aerial lift equipment to cell tower contractors, general contractors, property managers, and production companies. We carry a wide range of lift equipment for different types of job applications.
A straight boom lift will give you straight reach for all outdoor work. Also, a articulating boom lift will help you work around structures that a straight boom lift might not. Furthermore, when you’re working on replacing electrical lines, overhead plumbing, or any other indoor project where you need an elevator to bring you up and down, an electric scissor lift will do just that. In addition, when you need a lift, but need to mobilize from job to job, a towable articulating boom lift with a standard 2″ hitch will work perfectly.
For all other outdoor applications, we carry 4x4x4 telehandler forklifts, and 4×4 rough terrain engine powered scissor lifts. DC Rentals is an approved Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney, and Electric Boat Vendor. Give us a call or contact us for a day, week or month rental quote!
Aerial lifts are vehicle-mounted, boom-supported aerial platforms, such as cherry pickers or bucket trucks, used to access utility lines and other aboveground job sites. The major causes of fatalities are falls, electrocutions, and collapses or tip-overs. Employers must take measures to ensure the safe use of aerial lifts by their workers if they are required to use this equipment in the course of their employment.
Safe Work Practices
- Make sure that workers who operate aerial lifts are properly trained in the safe use of the equipment.
- Maintain and operate elevating work platforms according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Never override hydraulic, mechanical, or electrical safety devices.
- Never move the equipment with workers in an elevated platform unless this is permitted by the manufacturer.
- Do not allow workers to position themselves between overhead hazards, such as joists and beams, and the rails of the basket. Movement of the lift could crush the worker(s).
- Maintain a minimum clearance of at least 10 feet, or 3 meters, away from the nearest energized overhead lines.
- Always treat power lines, wires, and other conductors as energized, even if they are down or appear to be insulated.
- Use a body harness or restraining belt with a lanyard attached to the boom or basket to prevent the worker(s) from being ejected or pulled from the basket.
- Set the brakes and use wheel chocks when on an incline.
- Use outriggers, if provided.
- Do not exceed the load limits of the equipment. Allow for the combined weight of the worker, tools, and materials.
For more information:
Safety and Health
U.S. Department of Labor
www.osha.gov (800) 321-OSHA (6742)