Snorkel’s global engineering team has approved the Sanctuary Zone additional overhead crushing protection system for use on its boomlifts. The Sanctuary Zone is a steel frame that helps protect the machine operator from being crushed between the platform and an overhead obstacle. Two pieces are side-mounted on the guardrails to create a roll bar effect, with an overhead bar running between them to provide additional protection.
The unit weighs less than 25 kilos and can be fitted to a platform in about 20 minutes. Snorkel has approved the SZ as an attachment to its global platform, fitted to all of its mid-sized and large telescopic booms and articulated booms. Snorkel has also approved the system for its A46 JRT 46-foot articulated rough-terrain boom and its A46JE electric equivalent. Engineers will approve the use of the SZ on other Snorkel machines on a case-by-case basis.
The Sanctuary Zone was developed by U.K. aerial rental company AFI-Uplift, but is now sold under license by U.K.-based Aerial and Handling Services.
Snorkel is displaying the system this week at Vertikal Days in the U.K.