MAN BASKETS

OSHA COMPLIANT, HIGH-QUALITY WORK PLATFORMS

Man Baskets for Forklifts & Cranes

Man baskets, also known as work platforms, construction cages, safety cages, or personnel baskets, are typically used on construction sites as a way of safely transporting workers.

 

Lifting Technologies is a custom manufacturer of forklift-mounted and crane-suspended man baskets.

 

With over three decades in the industry, we have received requests for a range of units with personalized dimensions and needs. We welcome custom requests but also have man baskets in stock including our standard, standard round, economy, and economy round models.

Crane Man Basket Model SM2-600S
MAN BASKETS FOR SALE

Man Baskets for Forklifts and Cranes

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STANDARD

Our standard man baskets feature a:

  • 42" guardrail
  • Inner grab rail
  • Steel pipe construction
  • Mid-rail
  • 6" toeboard
  • Sling assembly
  • Cable run pipe
  • Perforated steel enclosure
  • Nylon protective covers for wire rope

The standard man basket comes in yellow and black with an electrostatic powder coat finish.

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ECONOMY

Our rescue model man baskets feature:

  • Optional overhead protection
  • Data plate
  • 42" guardrail
  • Inner grab rail
  • 1.500" steel pipe structure
  • Mid-rail
  • 6" toeboard
  • Sling assembly
  • Perforated steel enclosure

The economy man basket comes with in a solid red color. They are available in round, square, and rectangle. Though they are lighter in weight than our standard models, they are still meet OSHA specifications.

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RESCUE

Our rescue model man baskets feature:

  • Optional overhead protection
  • Data plate
  • 42" guardrail
  • Inner grab rail
  • Steel pipe structure
  • Mid-rail
  • 6" toeboard
  • Sling assembly
  • Perforated steel enclosure
  • Protective cover on non-overhead models
  • Access ramp

The rescue man basket comes with an optional Red Cross insignia on the side.

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CUSTOM

Custom designs are our speciality. We will create a man basket that works perfectly for your particular job site and still meets OSHA safety specifications. 

Some examples of our custom man baskets include:

  • cantilever platforms
  • rescue baskets with drop down ramps
  • various diameters of round baskets
  • fully-enclosed platforms
  • platforms with removal panels

FAQs for Man Baskets & Safety Cages

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

No. OSHA only requires an overall rated load. LT uses 300 pounds per man. (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?

LT 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.

Is the safety leg on your platform required by OSHA?

No. Our platforms are sent out with the safety leg (commonly called a fifth leg on a four-leg sling assembly) for attachment to the crane’s load line above the overhaul ball. This is an additional safety feature that is put on our platforms that is not required by OSHA. In addition, some cranes are attaching the man basket to a traveling block that has no place to attach a safety leg without interfering with the traveling block movement. However, there is an exception to this being a non-required feature, as Washington state and Canada both still require a safety leg setup.  

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

Lifting Technology'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. Additional dedicated anchorage points are an option as well.

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. Normally, the addition of a solid floor to the Lifting Technology's man basket is the only change required to meet the ASME standard as well.

Request a quote for a custom man basket.