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IPAF warns against banners on scissors

10 May 16 The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has issued a warning that putting banners on elevated scissor lifts, as is common at trade fairs and events, risks them toppling over.

IPAF is highlighting how banners can act as sails to catch enough wind, even in very modest wind speeds, to pull the platform over.

 “Scissors lifts are safe, but improper use of this equipment can make them very dangerous,” said Andy Studdert, IPAF president, and chairman & CEO of US firm NES Rentals. “Don’t put your visitors at risk – a machine with a banner attached to it could get blown over even in modest winds. Aerial lifts are not toys for joy rides or hanging banners and displays.”

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