In recent months there have been two incidents involving unintentional operation of upper control box joystick controllers on scissor lifts.
In an attempt to prevent reoccurrence, End Users have been requesting that the Manufacturers Original Design be modified e.g. by fitting additional guarding.
As a result, Owners are sometimes modifying their equipment to comply with such requests.
The Association is concerned that such modifications have not been authorised by the equipment manufacturer; are sometimes of an ad-hoc nature and may not fully address the risk; and may introduce new hazards as a result. Click here
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