Category Archives: News – Elevated Working Platform in South Africa

An Introduction to Boom Lifts

What is a boom lift? Boom lifts are cherry pickers – also known as aerial work platforms (AWP); mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP), or powered access platforms – that provide safe temporary access to jobs sites at height. Special attributes and unique features While powered access equipment is generally and collective known as cherry pickers, […]

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An Introduction to Cherry Pickers

What is a cherry picker?   A cherry picker is defined in the dictionary as “a manoeuvrable vertical boom with an open bucket or cage at the end from which a worker can perform aerial work such as pruning trees or repairing electrical lines”, also including “a vehicle equipped with such a boom”. Another definition […]

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Personnel lifts – Why not just use a forklift?

Personnel lifts, man lifts or stock pickers are among the many names that vertical cherry pickers or vertical mast lifts are known by. These safe, versatile lifts offer a host of benefits that trumps the use of forklifts in warehouses and retail facilities. However, many facilities still use forklifts to lift workers to height for […]

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An Introduction to Scissor Lifts

What is a scissor lift? A scissor lift is a cherry picker – or aerial work platform (AWP) or mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), as it is also called – that is raised vertically by means of criss-crossing (scissor) metal supports that elongate as the platform is raised to gain access to worksites at height. […]

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