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Conveying Good Will: Conveyor Safety Tips for Industrial Workers

Hi, my name is Brooke, and I used to run the HR department in a factory. I filed a lot of injury reports and helped a tragic number of people make claims for workers' compensation or WorkCover. In many cases, the accidents involved convener belts. By seeing what not to do, I really learned what should be done in terms of conveyor safety. I love writing and wanted to convey some good will to the world through a blog – I also love puns. In this space, I plan to post on conveyor belt safety as well as other posts related to a range of industrial equipment. I hope these posts help to protect you and your workers.

Conveying Good Will: Conveyor Safety Tips for Industrial Workers

The Benefits Of Scissor Lift Rentals

by Ceyda Graumans

Scissor lifts are a suitable option when you need to lift heavy loads or work at heights. The machines have a straightforward operating system and are easy to use. Besides, the machines are compact and can be used indoors and outdoors. Most businesses often debate whether to rent to purchase a scissor lift. This extract puts forward some compelling reasons to hire a scissor lift for your next project. 

Minimising costs  

Your project might be a one-off activity where the cost of purchasing scissor lifts would increase the budget. After the project, you may sell or leave the equipment idle in your warehouse. This inefficiency in your budgeting is avoidable when you rent such equipment. It would help if you also rent scissor lifts when you perform seasonal tasks such as reorganising your warehouse.

Ownership of heavy equipment also burdens you with maintenance costs. In contrast, the rental company services and repairs the lift to reduce the likelihood of failure or malfunction. Therefore, the rental option makes a lot of economic sense. 

Maintaining lean operations

A lean business maximises value while reducing wastage in all its operations. Rental equipment fit into a lean operation plan since there is minimal wastage in different aspects of running the firm. For example, you can trim your workforce by mechanising lifting tasks using a scissor lift. The hiring service can also provide an operator, and you do not need new workers for the hired equipment. 

The scissor lift is also secure and reduces the risk of accidents. As such, you do not have to worry about workplace compensation claims when your employees work at heights. Some of the minor inefficiencies create bottlenecks for your business that hinder growth. Lean operations are essential when dealing with machinery, technology and human resource management. 

Getting variety

A scissor lift hire service is versatile since it owns different scissor lifts that you can hire. For example, there is a likelihood that your warehouse could need a scissor lift with a higher weight and height limit as your business grows. Suppose you purchase a small lift; you will have to spend extra cash on upgrading the lift. Scissor lift rental also allows you to take advantage of the latest scissor lift technologies. For instance, you could ask the rental company to provide a specific scissor lift model. 

Some advantages of scissor lift hire services include minimising costs, maintaining lean operations and getting various equipment. 

Contact a rental company to learn more about scissor lifts