How to Prepare and Operate a Scissors Lift (Aerial Lift)

If you’re unfamiliar with how to operate any piece of rental equipment, you should make sure you request a set of complete and clear instructions from the people at the rental store. If the staff at the rental store can’t give you this information, don’t rent there! This holds true, of course, for an aerial/lift rental. The clip below outlines some of the standard steps you can take when setting up and operating a scissors lift, in order to be sure that the aerial/lift functions as smoothly and as safely as possible. If you’re considering renting one of these machines, it’s a good idea to review a video like the one below, in addition to reading the instructions thoroughly, in order to get a visual example of how to operate the machine.