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Stay Safe with C-Tech Products

C-Tech is your trusted source for safety products for your boom and scissor lift equipment.  We proudly offer an extensive array of safety decalsemergency switches, and more! 

One of the most important and often overlooked aspects to staying safe on your boom or scissor lift is to read and observe all of the rules and regulations in your equipment’s operators manual, as well as comply with all applicable employer, local, state, and national regulations pertaining to using an aerial work platform (AWP).  Do you have a model specific operator’s manual and the ANSI Manual of Responsibilities on the machine?  ANSI/OSHA requires the operator’s manual and the ANSI Manual of Responsibilities to be with the AWP/MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) at all times.  C-Tech offers Operator’s, Service, and Parts manuals, in addition to ANSI, AEM/EMI regulations on our safe and easy to use website.  We also offer manual holders to help keep your manual dry and easily accessible on your equipment.

Boom lifts are presently manufactured with fall protection lanyard anchorage points. The ANSI/SIA Standard for Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms (A92.5) and the Canadian Standard for Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms (CSA B354.4) require that all personnel in the platform wear fall protection devices at all times. In the United States, the OSHA regulation for aerial lifts (CFR 1926.453 (b)(2)(v)) requires occupants of the platform to wear a body belt with a lanyard attached to the boom or basket when working from an aerial work platform.  As of January 1, 1998, OSHA’s fall protection rule requires the use of a full body harness for fall arrest in place of a body belt when working from an aerial work platform. The full body harness shall be attached, via a lanyard, to a lanyard anchorage point.  C-Tech has you covered with a line of lanyards and full body harnesses.  While there are no current requirements by ANSI/SIA, CSA or OSHA requiring personnel to wear a fall protection device on scissor lifts or vertical mast lifts, many job sites will require the use of a body harness while operating a scissor lift. In these situations, you need to comply with the job site regulations. Don't forget that all warning labels (decals) must be legible or the machine should not be used (red tagged). C-Tech can supply you with all your labeling needs so that you are in compliance.

Finally, let’s not forget to check when the last annual inspection was performed. If it has been more than 13 months since the last annual inspection, you are in violation. C-Tech can produce custom Annual Inspection decals with your company’s logo.  All you have to do is contact us and our parts experts will help you stay in compliance with Annual Inspections. 

C-Tech has the products you need to keep your AWP, boom lift, and scissor lift equipment operating safely. We offer safety essentials for JLG®, Genie®, SkyJack™, MEC, Snorkel, UpRight, Haulotte© and others such as horns, alarms, mirrors, strobe lights, and more!

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available to help you select the safety products for your boom or scissor lift via our toll-free helpline 1-888-755-7311, fax, email, or chat or shop for our complete line of safety products today!