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Elevating work platforms

Elevating work platforms (for example, scissor lifts) present a number of risks to workers, including falls from elevation and working near overhead power lines. Crush injuries can occur if the lift contacts a roof or overhead structure. There is also a risk of the equipment tilting and collapsing when operating on soft or uneven ground, on slopes, or in high winds.

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation requires employers to ensure that a professional engineer provides annual certification of self-propelled boom-supported and vehicle-mounted elevating work platforms.

See our resources for information on working safely with elevating work platforms.