A new safety accessory allows for safe exit and work around access.
This accessory is available for ANSI and CSA boom lifts and quickly attaches to a 6 ft or 8 ft platform on all 40 ft Genie telescopic boom lifts and 45 ft Genie articulating boom lifts and higher, except the S-125HD model. The Fall Arrest Bar allows a user to exit the platform and work comfortably around the outside of the platform with a 6 ft lanyard.
“Genie is always looking for ways to meet our customers’ safety requirements. We worked extensively with customers to design and test this accessory and have been able to create a solution that meets their needs,” said Karen Stash, Senior Director of Global Product Management and Marketing, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP).
A smooth, sliding, horizontal track design allows the operator to tie off and move freely outside the platform using a 6 ft shock-absorbing lanyard. The enclosed track, made from high strength steel, protects the trolley from weather and debris. The yellow, identifiable bar attaches quickly and easily, within 15 minutes, for fast setup and removal.
“Many boom operators have unusual access requirements; for example in the aviation industry while working on the wings of airplanes, or in amusement parks,” said Christine Zeznick, Boom Associate Product Manager, Terex AWP. “The Fall Arrest Bar accessory provides that extra safety enhancement for exiting the platform.”
The new Genie Fall Arrest Bar option complies with ANSI A92.5-2006 and CSA B354.4-02 standards for self-propelled booms.