Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division introduced their Secondary Guarding Lift Enable (SGLE) as an option for use on vertical mast, DC scissor, and rough terrain scissor lifts. The system is designed to reduce the risk of entrapment caused by inadvertent machine operation.
“Skyjack is committed to creating equipment that contributes to safe workplaces and our machines are designed with a variety of safety measures in mind as a standard,” said David Hall, product and business development manager at Skyjack UK. “Skyjack was one of the first OEMs to release boom lift options for secondary guarding. In doing so Skyjack understood that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to such precautions.”
Most recently a similar focus has become current on scissor product. Recognizing the need for risk assessment and that new measures, although not mandatory, have a role to play.
“Skyjack, when introducing SGLE, paid particular attention to the provision of an additional measure all while maintaining the utility and simple operation of the aerial platform,” says Hall.
With Skyjack’s SGLE, both joystick and tamper-proof secondary enables must be activated to allow the platform to lift – the release of either will stop the functions immediately. The ergonomics are such that the operator’s body is kept in an upright position and away from the railings; mitigating the risk of entrapment. The secondary enable button is not used for lowering the platform or for driving; those functions remain joystick-enable only.
SGLE is suitable for all Skyjack scissor lift and vertical mast lift models, and is available as an optional direct factory install or aftermarket accessory.