Skyjack division introduced their Secondary Guarding Lift Enable (SGLE) as an option for use on vertical mast, DC scissor, and rough terrain scissor lifts. The system is designed to reduce the risk of entrapment caused by inadvertent machine operation.
Most recently a similar focus has become current on scissor product. Recognizing the need for risk assessment and that new measures, although not mandatory, have a role to play.
With Skyjack’s SGLE, both joystick and tamper-proof secondary enables must be activated to allow the platform to lift – the release of either will stop the functions immediately. The ergonomics are such that the operator’s body is kept in an upright position and away from the railings; mitigating the risk of entrapment. The secondary enable button is not used for lowering the platform or for driving; those functions remain joystick-enable only.
SGLE is suitable for all Skyjack scissor lift and vertical mast lift models, and is available as an optional direct factory install or aftermarket accessory.