Work Lifts Examined

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Feb 21, 2012

Surveillance cameras are often installed in difficult to access locations. One of the most dreaded aspects of field work is installing or servicing them while balanced atop a ladder. A work lift can rectify this problem. Inside, we examine the different types of lifts available, including personnel, scissor and boom lists, offering recommendations when to use which type.

Ladders or Lifts?

*** ************ *********'* ******** **** *** ******* ** ****** ** the ******. ******* *** ***********, ********, *** **** ** *********. However, ******'* *********** ******* ****** ******** *** **** ************ ********** who ********** **** ** ******** ******:

  • **** ****, ********** ******* ** ******* ******* ** * ****** can ****** ** ****** *******.
  • ********** ************* *** ****** ** ******* **** ***** **** ******** productive ****.
  • ******* **** ****** ** * ******** **** **** ***** *******.
  • **** *** ******* ********* ******* **** ****** **** - ** **** *******.

***** ****** ************* *** ********** ****, ********* **** ** ******* heights. * **** ******** **** *** ******* **** ** ******* a ******'* ******* *** ***** ********* ** ****, ******* ****** agreements ******** ******* **** *************. **********, ***** ******** ****** ******* training ******** ** *** ********* *** ******** ** ********** *****, regardless ** ******** **************, ***********, ** ******* * ******'* *******.

Basic **** *****:

**** *** *** ***** ***** **** ***** *** ***** **** common ************:

  • ********* *****: **** ** ******** ** ****** ************, ***** ***** provide * **** ****** **** ******* **** *** *** ** a ******. ********* ***** *** ******** *** * ****** ******.
  • ******* *****: **** **** ***** *******, ***** ***** ******* ****** to **** ******* ****** **** ** ********* ****** *** *****. Additionally, ****** ********* *****, ******* ***** ******* **** ***** *** multiple *******. ****** *** ********** ********* **** ** ******, ***** the **** *** ** ************ ***** ********.
  • **** *****: **** **** ***** ********, ** *********-**-***** ** ** extreme **** *******. ****** *** ********** **** ** ****** ******* and *** ********* *** ********** ** ******* *****.

Personnel *****

********* ***** **** * ***** **** ****** *** *** ******** to ** **** ** **** ******* ** ** ** ****. They **** *** **** ******** ** ****** *********** ****. **** is * ******* ** * ****** ********* ****:

*** ********** ** ********* ***** ******* ****** ***** ** ******* lifts, **** *** ********* ** ****** ** **** ***** *** being ****** ** ****. ********* ***** *** ******** ** *********** a ****** ******. *** ******* ********* ****** **** ** **** in *********** ******, ***** ** * ********* ******* ** *** area ******** ** * ***** ********* ******.

*** ***** ** * *** ********* **** ****** **** $*,*** - $**,*** ***. ******* ***** ***** *** ****** ***********, ******** used, ************* ** *******, *** **** ** ********, **** ***** become ******** ****** ** ********* *** *********** ** ***. *** most ****** ************* ** ********* **** *** ** ****** **** leasing ********* *** ****** $*** *** *** ***, ** $*** per ****.

Scissor *****

******* ***** *** ******** **** ** ** *********** ** ********* ladders. ***** ***** ** ***** *** ******** ** *********** ******** work ******* ** ** **' ***** *****. **** ** * sample *****:

*** ** *** ****** *******, **** ***** *** *** ****** of ********. **** *** ******** **** *******. *******, ******* ** this *******, *** **** ** ******* ** *********. ******* ******* design ********, * ******* **** ****** ** **** ** ****** terrain.

******* ***** *** ***** **** ** **** ** ******* ******** cameras ******* ** ***** **** **** ********. ********** **** *******, positioning, *** ******** ******* *** ***** ** ******* **** ** elevated **** ******** ******** ** * ****** **** ** **** of * ******. ***** ***** *** ** ****** **** * raised ******, ***** ******** ************ **** *********** ******** ****/*************/******** ** ladders.

*** ***** ** * *** ******* **** ****** **** $*,*** - $**,*** ***. ****** ***** **** *** *********** ** ***** use, ******** *** ********* ** ****** **** ************ ********* ******* companies. *** **** ****** ************* ** ******* **** *** ** rented **** ******* ********* *** ****** $*** *** *** ***, or $*** *** ****.

Boom *****

**** ***** *** **** ** ******* **** ** ******* ******* than ******* ***** *** *****, ** ** ***' ***** *** ground. **** *** ********** ****** **** ******* *****, ******* *** lofty ***** ******* ******* **** *********** ***** *** ******* *********. These ***** *** ******** **** *********** ********** *** ******* ******** that **** ** ******** ** ******** ******* *** ****** ********. Booms *** ******* ** * ****** **** *** ********* ** rotated *** *******. **** ** * ****** *****:

** *** **** ** *** **** **** ** ********** (*****, utility *****) **** ** ************, ** *******, **** ** **** lift *** ** ****. *** *********** ******** ****** *** **** to ******** **** ****** ************.

**** ***** **** ******* ***** **** ******* **** ******* **** on *** ********* ** *********. ********* ** *** ****** ****** and ****** ** *** ********, ********** ** ***** ** **** a **** ******* ******** ***** * ****** *** ***** *********. When *********** ***** **** **********, *********, *** ***********, ******** * lift ****** *** ***** *** *********** ****** ** *** **** to ******** *** **** ******** *** ***** ** ** *** easiest ********* ********.

*** ******* ******** ********- *** **** *** ** ********/****** **************, but **** ******* **** *** ******** ******** ** ****** *******. Ample ******* *********** ** ********* ** ******** ** ******* *****.

*** ***** ** * *** **** **** ****** **** $**,*** - $**,*** ***. ******* ** *** **** *********** *** *********** costs, ***** ***** *** ****** ****** ******. *** **** ****** configuration ** **** **** *** ** ****** **** ******* ********* for ****** $*** *** *** ***, ** $**** *** ****.

Work *********, ** '*******'

* ****** ******* ***** *** **** ***** ** *** ******** work ********. ***** ******** ******* ******* ******** ********, ******** ******** controls, *** ******* ****** ***** *** ******* ******* *** ********* working **** ******. ******* ****** ******* ** *********** ********** ******* for *****, ******, *** ***** ************ *********. ***** **** ** 'plug-in' ***** **** ******* *** ***** ********* **** ****** ** absolutely ******** *** *** ************ **********.

Special ********** ********* **** *********

*** ********* ******* ********** ****** ** ********** **** ********* *****:

  • ***** ******* - ******* ***** *** ********** *********** *** ********* for '*** ****' ********** ** **** *****.
  • ***** ** ****** ********** - * ****** ****** *******, ********* 'outrigger' **** *** ******** ** ** ******** **** ******* ** height. **** ****** ** ********* ** ******** **** ******** **** to ****** **** ****** ***** ** ********* ** ***** *** lift. ** ** ******** *** ********* ** ******* * **** at ******** ******* ******* *** *** ** **********, *** ***** these ******* *** ************ *********** ** ******* ********** ******* **** heights ******* ********** ***** ********. **** ***** **** ********* ************** of **********, ** ** ********** ********* ****** *** ***** *********.
  • *** ******* ***** - *** ******** ******** ********, ******* ***** or ***** ****** *** ********* ** ******* ******* *** ***** during **** ********.
  • ** ***** ********* - '********* *****' (**) **** ******** *** designed ** **** ** *********** ********* ************. **** *********** ** important ** ******** **** ******* ********* ***** */ **** ***** *****. ***** ***** *** ****** ** **** * *** **** mechanisms *** '***-********' *** ****** ******** **** *** ****** ******** environments.
  • ******** ******* - *** ***** *** ********** ** ******** ******* (power *****, ******* ******, **** *****) *** *** ******** ** these ******* *** ****** *** ******* ** *** **** ** all **********.
  • ****** ****** ******* - ** ***** ********** *********** ** ********* this ********* ** ************ ****** ******* ***** **** *** ***** used. ***** **** ****** ********* **** ** * ********* *******, lift ******/******* *** ** ****** *** ******* ** ********* ********* the **** **** ** **** ****'* ********* **. ***** **** to ** ********* *** ** *** ***** *** ******* **** not ** ***.
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