There are distinct types of mechanized access platforms and the individual types may also be known as a "cherry picker" or a "scissor lift". They are generally used for temporary, flexible access purposes such as maintenance and construction work or by firefighters for emergency access, which distinguishes them from permanent access equipment such as elevators.
They are designed to lift limited weights — usually less than 200 -250 hundred kg (approx. 2 people plus equipment) — distinguishing them from most types of cranes. They are usually capable of being set up and operated by a single person.
This single Module course, consisting of Video, Presentation, Course Notes and Quiz is designed to give an awareness overview of this equipment, with particular emphasis on the Safety Practices to follow to prevent accidents and injuries.