Top tips for safety when moving cherry pickers

Always wear a harness, even when moving a cherry picker (boom) around at ground level.

Machines on site often hit obstacles in the ground surface; even if it’s a solid floor such as a car park. Dips in the surface, pot holes or even just changes in the gradient, can be especially dangerous to cherry picker operators.

With the basket at the opposite end of the boom arm to the platform, moving around a cherry picker on a uneven surface, runs the risk of ejecting the operator from the basket when the platforms hits the uneven surface. Users should be especially careful of larger boom lifts, with their longer arm extensions.

Even the most experienced cherry picker operators should always wear a harness when operating a these machine. It could save them from serious injury. Cherry picker, and scissor lift operators, should always be mindful of what speeds they move around site.