John Paasche, Plant Operations Superintendent, Diavik Diamond Mines, Underground Backfill Plant, Lac de Gras, NWT We use the Scissor deck primarily for doing our quality control sampling on the cemented rock fill from the back of underground haul trucks. We were using a rolling scaffold previously which isn’t intended for permanent use. The Scissor deck fits the purpose. The Scissor Deck is easy to adjust, is lightweight, so it’s easy to position. The technicians like using it. They can be used in a wide range of tasks through the mine site. The outriggers allow the technicians to stabilize the platform effectively on the irregular ground surface.
Brent Roumagoux, Processing facility lead mechanic, Conoco Phillips Kuparuk, Alaska (Purchased 2 - 6000 series Scissor Decks) They are light enough and convenient enough for us to use them from bay to bay. Two of us can safely carry them considering weight limitation restrictions at the job. We use them to service our aerial cooler gear boxes and fan assemblies. We find them easily adjustable to get the correct work height. We like them.
We do pipeline inspections. We use the Scissor Deck for high areas to prevent having to use ladders. We prefer to use the Scissor Deck over ladders as it provides a safer way to do our inspection work. It’s a stable work platform. Its lightweight and easily transportable. It’s a new technology that can be utilized in any industry.Shaun Nelson, Safety Coordinator, Kakivik Asset Management, Anchorage, Alaska