The University of Manchester and OSHA have conducted studies on the use of ladders and inferior platforms. The study found that at least 12 deaths and over 4,000 serious injuries occur each year from the inappropriate use of ladders and poorly designed platforms.
Falls are the most common cause of injuries and death in the construction industry. More than 360 deaths each year occur as a result falls: 30 percent are as a result of falls from a roof; 18 percent were falls from scaffolding; and 16 percent were falls from ladders.
Scissor Decks Industrial Work Platforms comply with OSHA standard number 1910.29 for mobile work platforms.
The design working load of ladder stands shall be calculated on the basis of one
or more 200-pound persons together with 50 lbs of equipment each.
OSHA 1910.29 (a)(2)(iii)
The materials used in mobile ladder stands and scafolds shall be of standard
manufacture and conform to standard specifications of strength, dimensions,
and weights, and shall be selected to safely support the design working load.
The maximum work level height shall not exceed four (4) times the minimum or
least base dimensions of any mobile ladder stand or scaffold. Where the basic
mobile unit does not meet this requirement, suitable outrigger frames shall be
employed to achieve this least base dimension, or provisions shall be made to
guy or barce the unit against tipping.
“Base width.” The minimum width of the base of mobile work platforms shall not
be less than 20 inches.OSHA 1910.29(a)(2)(ii)(a)
Scissor Deck Industrial Maintenance Platforms are compliant with CAN/CSA-S269.2-M87 Access Scaffolding for Construction Purposes (Reaffirmed 2003) Structures (Design) A National Standard of Canada.