Scissor secondary guarding launch
By Euan Youdale19 October 2015
Kimberly Rentals Group has launched SkySecure, a secondary guarding system compatible with all diesel and electric scissors.
The company believes the system is the first of its kind designed for use with scissor lifts. SkySecure completes Kimberly's Secondary Guarding range following on from the SkyAlarm system fitted as standard to the group’s fleet of boom lifts in 2012.
Geraldine Unsworth, CEO of Kimberly Rentals Group, said, “The SkyAlarm system we introduced in 2012 has been successfully received by our clients so it has been a priority to develop a system that will assist in the prevention of scissor lift crushing. We have extensively tested this new system with our clients and received a very positive response”.
The company worked with main contractors, operators and third party certifiers during the development and live trials and believe this was critical in delivering the SkySecure system.
The system features a self-test on machine start up, in the event the system is inadvertently activated it can be reset at height by the operator. The machine’s emergency controls can still be used to lower the scissor lift in the appropriate manner.