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What you Might Consider when Hiring a Scissor Lift

Since 1994, Cherry Picker has been providing standard and bespoke cherry pickers and handling solutions across many different industries. We have a wealth of experience and are proud to be recognised as the go-to company for access equipment and handling solutions across Ireland.

One of our most popular items for hire is the scissor lift. We have both battery and diesel scissor lifts for hire and in this post we are going to explain when you may need to hire a scissor lift and their benefits. A scissor lift is a work platform that can be raised using a series of interconnected scissor-like mechanisms. It is very versatile and can be used in many different industries and sectors for construction, warehousing, manufacturing, and general maintenance work.

Why Choose to Hire a Scissor Lift?

  • Working at height – across many projects there is the need to complete work safely at height. Hiring a scissor lift is an excellent consideration as it provides a stable and secure platform and provides workers with access to elevated work areas. This could be for wiring, painting, and decorating, access to roof spaces and working on other overhead equipment. 
  • Completing maintenance tasks – scissor lifts are a great option for many maintenance jobs both large and small including fixing overhead sprinklers, lighting, or wiring installations, or accessing windows and roof or ceiling spaces for cleaning or maintenance. They can also be used to assemble and repair products, as well as to perform quality control inspections for equipment at height.
  • Organising events or productions – if you are planning a large-scale event, scissor lifts are ideal for installing lighting and sound equipment above the stage or in any exhibition or conference area. They can also be used to install camera and video tracks or platforms if the event or performance is being recorded. Finally, they can be used for stage design and decoration purposes as they provide a safe and stable platform for workers to use.
  • Performing logistics operations – you can use scissor lifts in warehouses and storage sites for several functions. They can be used to maximise storage spaces at height and make the most of the entire capacity of a building, they can be used for transport to load and unload trucks or for accessing and picking stock to fulfil orders. 

What are the Benefits of Scissor Lifts?

Scissor lifts are just one of many aerial platforms we offer for hire in Ireland including and each have their own benefits. The reasons you may choose a scissor list include;

  1. Ease of use – as we have seen above scissor lifts can be used in a range of indoor and outdoor projects and are very versatile. You can hire them in different sizes and different capacities to fit each job perfectly. They can also be chosen to fit the space you have for your project. They are manoeuvrable and can be easily moved around tight spaces. This makes them ideal for use in warehouses, factories, and other confined areas.
  2. Cost saving – choosing to hire machinery over purchase has significant cost savings from initial investment to repairs, maintenance keeping up to date with new technology and innovation. We offer flexibility for hiring all access platforms for daily, weekly rental or even long-term hire if required. We provide a delivery and collection service for all hired access platforms making them a cost-effective investment. 
  3. Safety – scissor lifts are safe and secure for many activities; they are stable and have a low centre of gravity reducing the risk of them tipping over. They are also equipped with a number of safety features, such as guardrails that help protect workers using them. Those using a scissor lift can enhance safety considerations when being used by doing things such as wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), following the guidance we provide for where to locate the lift and adhering to the maximum number of people in the basket. The lifts differ in capacity, and this is something we can support you to understand when we offer you a quote. 

In summary, scissor lifts are versatile and safe aerial work platforms that can be used in a variety of industries. They offer a number of benefits, such as affordability and ease of use. When used safely, scissor lifts can help to improve productivity and efficiency and are the best choice for many different tasks.

What to do Next

If you would like to speak to us about hiring a scissor lift or to hear more on the rental of other aerial platforms such as boom lifts, UDrives/Self Drives or material lifts don’t hesitate to contact one of our team. Simply contact us by phone on 0818 228 229, by email or by filling in the relevant information into our online contact form. We will be happy to discuss your project in detail and ensure you get the right product first time.