Secondary Guarding Solution
SkySiren® for scissors is an industry-first secondary guarding solution designed to reduce the risk of injury from crushing on scissor type Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs).
SkySiren® for scissors has been designed to alert colleagues to an entrapment incident whilst simultaneously stopping the motion of the platform.
SkySiren® for scissors is compatible with most Genie and SkyJack electric slab scissor lifts, and also works alongside other attachments.
When working close to overhead obstructions, the use of a well-designed secondary guarding device, such as SkySiren®, should help MEWP users to satisfy the following:
i. PUWER - requires that the work equipment provided is “suitable for use”. Employers have a duty to identify potential groups at risk, by performing risk assessments, and then ensure that the risks created by the use of the equipment are eliminated where possible by a combination of hardware measures (guards, protection devices, warning devices) and software measures (safe systems of work, training).
ii. If any particular risk assessment identifies a higher risk of potential entrapment (e.g. working close to overhead obstructions), then use of SkySiren® should probably be considered as part of a risk-reduction strategy together with the other recommendations in the Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group guidance on “Avoiding Trapping/Crushing Injuries to People in the Platform” (e.g. re-planning the work route, specific familiarisation with the MEWP being used, planning a rescue routine and additional training in use of the MEWPs ground rescue controls).
iii. Industry Guidance - Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group “Avoiding Trapping/Crushing Injuries to People in the Platform”. The emphasis in this guidance is on task-specific risk assessment to establish whether, having taken into account all of the issues raised in the document, there is a potential risk of entrapment/crushing in any given work situation.
|SkySiren for scissors Spec Sheet|