See below for the largest range of scissor lift rentals. United Rentals carries a range of electric scissor lifts ideal for indoor applications and rough terrain scissor lifts for traversing slopes, uneven terrain and mud.
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FAQs About Scissor Lifts
United Rentals provides a range of scissor lift rentals suitable for construction, industrial maintenance, entertainment, warehouse applications and more. You’ll be able to find a scissor lift for rent with excellent maneuverability for narrow and compact spaces needing elevated work platforms, as well as larger options with ample working space and heavy lifting capacity. Rent a scissor lift from our lineup of trusted manufacturers, including Skyjack, JLG and Genie. Should you require more information before deciding on a scissor lift rental, check out our FAQs section below.
Does OSHA require a harness in a scissor lift?
Fall protection equipment is required in any situation where a worker's fall risk is greater than 4 feet. Construction regulations require fall protection equipment for heights greater than six feet.
Are scissor lifts considered to be mobile scaffolding by OSHA?
According to OSHA, a scissor lift is considered mobile scaffolding where the platform moves only vertically. An aerial lift is classified as a vehicle-mounted platform with the ability to move vertically and horizontally.
How do I move a scissor lift?
Scissor lifts use a control box with selector dials to move vertically and horizontally. Control boxes will include an emergency stop button and a joystick with left and right steering capabilities.