JLG Industries now offers its human-powered EcoLift 50 and EcoLift 70 low-level access lifts, as well as its push-around 830P and 1030P models, for retail sale through its Online Express e-commerce platform. For safety-conscious companies committed to decreasing ladder-related injuries and fatalities, these machines offer an alternative to ladders and scaffolding to complete interior maintenance, facility management, and fit-out and finish work
According to Jennifer Stiansen, JLG’s director of marketing, JLG expanded its product line into the low-level access category in 2008 to provide people with a safer way to work at heights below 20-ft. “Today, we offer products in this category with platform heights ranging from 4 ft. 11 in. to 13 ft. 3 in. and working heights from 10 ft. 11 in. to 19 ft. 3 in. All models weigh less than 1,000 lbs.,” says Stiansen, “which makes them suitable for use on sensitive flooring and able to be pushed or rolled into place and between work areas, with no assembly or disassembly required.
In addition to the productivity features and benefits low-level access lifts offer, Stiansen says these machines are designed to reduce strain on the body and lessen the risk of musculoskeletal injuries caused by repetitive movements associated with climbing up and down a ladder with tools and materials, then extending to reach the work area while maintaining three points of contact.
“JLG’s low-level access lifts offer the user a 360-degree range of motion and the use of both hands while working from a spacious platform, which reduces the risk of fatigue-related slips, trips, and falls,” she adds.