Emergency lowering guides & familiarisation video

QR Code Emergency Lowering


One of the steps we have taken to advance working at height safety is to introduce emergency lowering guidance for many of our machines. The aim of this guidance is to supplement the manufacturer's manual by pulling together relevant information on issues to consider when setting up a machine, as well as providing information on how to safety bring a machine down from height using the ground controls.


Boom Lifts

Genie Electric and Bi-energy Boom Lifts


Z30, G30, G34 and Z45
(with familiarisation video)

JLG Electric Boom Lifts


30J and 30JP

JLG Electric and Bi-energy Boom Lifts


40EN, 40JP, M40NJP, 45MJ and 45MJP

Genie Diesel Boom Lifts


G34D, Z45D, S45, G60, G65, S65 and G85
Z80, S125 and Z135

Genie Large Diesel Boom Lifts


Z135/70, Z80, Z80 & S125, Z62

Genie Large Diesel Boom Lifts


(with familiarisation video)

Genie Diesel Boom Lifts



JLG Diesel Boom Lifts


450, 600, 660, 800, 1200, 1250, and 1350

Niftylift Bi-Energy Boom Lifts


HR12, HR12 NB and HR12 4x4

Niftylift Diesel Boom Lifts



TITAN 60-S & 40-S


T60-S & 40-S
(with familiarisation video)


Scissor Lifts

Genie Electric Scissor List


GS1930, GS31932, GS2032, GS2046, GS2632, GS2646, GS3232, GS3246
(with familiarisation video)

Genie Electric Scissor Lifts - Gen 3 & 4


GS1930, GS2032, GS2046, GS2632 and GS3246



Haulotte Compact 14 Electric Scissor Lifts

JLG Electric Scissor Lifts


1930ES, 2030ES, 2630ES, 3246ES, 1932, 2032, 2033, 2646, 3246

JLG Electric and Bi-energy Scissor Lifts


4069 and M4069

JLG Scissor Lifts - E3 Series


1932, 2033, 2046 and 2646

SkyJack Electric Scissor Lifts


3215 and 32193226, 4226, 4626 and 4632

Genie Diesel Scissor Lifts


GS3384, GS4390 and GS5390

SkyJack Diesel Scissor Lifts


68 Series RT
9241 and 9250

SkyJack Diesel/LPG Scissor Lifts


7127, 7135, 8831 and 8841


Tracked Access Machines

Hinowa Tracked Boom


Hinowa Tracked Access Machines
(with Familiarisation Video)


Truck Mounted

CTE Z20 Truck Mount



Versalift Eurotel


ET32LF, ET36LF and ET38LF

Gardner Denver Truck Mount


Gardner Denver

Ascendant Truck Mount


Ascendent 18mtr Truck Mount


Low Level



Nano Push Around Vertical Personnel Lifts



Nano SP and Nano SP +

Genie Runaround


GR15 and GR20

Power Tower


Power Tower


This short guidance has been produced with colour pictures to allow for easy identification of relevant parts and is available in any one of the following three ways:

Available for download from this web page. This is aimed to encourage businesses  and end-users to download the guidance when planning their work at height, such as when preparing a method statement. The documentation can then also be used for pre-task briefings and for refreshers.
Copies of the emergency lowering guidance will always be made available with the operator's manual in the basket the machine delivered to site. This hard copy can be used by both the operator and appointed rescuer prior to work commencing.

QR technology: Each machine with an emergency plan will have a QR code fitted adjacent to the emergency lowering controls. This can be scanned using a smart phone or tablet  with any QR code reader installed. The scan will take you directly to a PDF version of the emergency lowering plan for that machine.


The QR Code

A Quick Response or "QR" code looks like a square-shaped barcode and can often be found on adverts, posters, in magazines and more. Now you'll also find them on the majority of our access platforms to help make accessing emergency lowering guidance even easier.

Simply download a QR scanning application or "app" for any smart phone or tablet fitted with a camera and scan the code to access the machine specific documentation.


Which App do I need to download?

IPhone: "SCAN" - available to download from iTunes.
Android: "SCAN" - available to download from Google Play.
Blackberry: Search for a "QR Code Scanner" in Blackberry App World.
Nokia: Many Nokia smart phones already have a Nokia Barcode Reader installed


What happens when I scan the QR Code?

When your QR code scanner application recognises the barcode your internet browser will be directed to view or download the appropriate guidance. If the machine has a familiarisation video attached to it, you will get the otion to view either.


Accessing Emergency Lowering Guidance

Remember, you can download emergency lowering documentation directly from the bases of the vast majority of units in the Nationwide Platforms by using a "QR code scanner" on your smart phone or tablet.

A print version of emergency lowering documentation is available in the basket of every Nationwide Platforms machine where a plan has been developed and is also available on the right side of this wep page for use in assisting with the development of method statements.

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