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What is a Scissor Lift? 

Scissor Lifts are a type of motorized manlift with a railed platform that can be raised straight up. They are often found in construction and facility maintenance settings, and are designed to raise and lower workers and their tools to a variety of heights ranging from 19 feet to 59 feet.

They are classified as a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP).

Scissor Lifts can be gas or electric powered and a scissor lift raise and lower by the closing or opening of crossed tubes that work like the two halves of a pair of scissors. They are used to gain access to hard-to-reach-places or to help raise or lower unit loads. Scissor Lifts provide a mobile means of reaching high areas.

Image of a Scissor LiftThere are five types of Scissor Lifts:

  • Hydraulic
  • Diesel
  • Electric
  • Rough Terrain
  • Pneumatic

Certification Needed to Operate Scissor Lifts

Scissor Lifts are used everyday across the US and they are subject to certain 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 Scissor Lifts.
Training at Maine Excavation School is offered 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! 

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Rick, you are such a good man for your Education, Continuing Ed Courses, etc. I was licensed through you a couple years ago and it’s been a blessing ever since. I highly suggest anyone looking to become and operator, or anyone looking to further education. This man is the person you should see.

Take his class and you will pass!