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FAQ

If you have any questions about Lifting Technologies products, please review our FAQ (Frequenty Asked Questions). If a question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We'd be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Crane-Suspended Personnel Platforms

- Does OSHA require a specific load rating for each occupant of a platform?

No. OSHA only requires an overall rated load. LTI uses 300 pounds per man, tools & materials. (One exception: Washington State OSHA requires rating to be 500 pounds for the first person and 250 pounds for each additional person.)

- What if I am only going to lift two men but need a higher rated capacity?

LTI will design the basket to accommodate a higher rated capacity and furnish a larger test weight for the load testing.

- Can I have an access gate in my personnel platform?

Access gates are available on almost all models

- Is overhead protection required by OSHA?

Overhead protection is required ONLY when there is a danger of falling objects from above. This is an available option on any of our platforms.

- Is there an additional charge for the test weight system and sling assembly?

No. Our platforms are always sold on a turn-key basis, providing everything needed from the crane hook down.

- Are there anchorage points for safety harness tie-off in your platforms?

LTI's standard inner grab rail is compliant and tested as a personal safety harness anchorage point and is in compliance with OSHA's Part 1926.502, Subpart M.

- Is compliance with ASME B30.23 required?

Washington (WAC) is the only state that has adopted ASME B30.23 for its state code (WAC 296-155-54800), However, there are certain companies that have adopted ASME for internal compliance standards.  It is possible to have your crane suspended personnel platform built to satisfy both OSHA and ASME standards.

Forklift Work Platforms

- Is the Quick Claw Safety System on your platforms required by OSHA?

OSHA simply requires a forklift platform to be secured to the truck in some fashion. We provide the Quick Claw system in addition to security chains for optimum safety.

- What design criteria do forklift platforms fall under?

OSHA's rule 1926.602(c)(1)(vi) refers to ANSI B56.1 for design criteria. LTI builds our forklift work platforms so they are in compliance with ANSI/ITSDF B56.1-2012.

Material Only Baskets

- Are any of the material platforms featured in the Photo Gallery in stock?

No. Each platform pictured was designed and built to a specific customer's requirements.

- Do you stock any material platforms?

No.

- Do the material platforms meet OSHA standards?

OSHA does not have any standards specific to material platforms.

- Do you build material platforms to any other standards?

ASME has some applicable standards and we build to those if requested.

- What are the capacities of the material platforms?

The capacity is determined by the customer.

- Are the dimensions of the material platforms I.D. or O.D.?

All of our platform dimensions are O.D.

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