What is a Boom Lift?
A Boom Lift is a type of aerial lift that allows for both horizontal and vertical reach. An essential piece of equipment on construction sites, outdoor jobs and industrial settings. Boom lifts allow for higher reach than Scissor Lifts but usually have a smaller work platform.
Boom Lifts can be used inside or out, and can be fueled by either diesel, gas, or electricity. Boom lifts come in a variety of sizes, boom capabilities and platform heights.
They are classified as a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP).
Typical Uses of a Boom Lift Include:
- Hanging Signs
- Painting Walls and Ceilings
- Lighting Maintenance and Work
- Erecting Scaffolding
- Farm Work, Picking Fruit
Different Types of Boom Lifts The "boom" on the lift refers to the arm-like piece that holds the platform and connects it to the grounded base. It extends like a crane and uses hydraulics to extend and contract. The two types of boom that a boom lift can have are a Telescopic Boom or an Articulating Boom.
Certification Needed to Operate Boom Lifts
Boom Lifts are used everyday across the US and are subject to regulations by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA helps enforce workplace safety and investigates accidents and injuries on many different types of equipment, including Boom Lifts.
Maine Excavation School trains future and experienced workers on the safe practices of the operation of Boom Lifts and to help you successfully pass your Heavy Equipment Operator License state exam. We offer classroom and hands-on learning for the best, most thorough training available. Contact us today for more information or view our classes and register!