Scissor lift safety specialist reaches milestone
20 June 2023
Equipment Safety Systems (EQSS) has delivered its 10,000th OverWatch, its secondary guarding device for scissor lifts. OverWatch monitors the operator’s position and stops the machine if the operator becomes at risk of being crushed against the scissor lift controls.
“We take comfort in knowing that 10,000 scissor lifts are now fitted with OverWatch secondary guarding,” said Ross Bowden, managing director of EQSS.
“When we consider that multiple people can jump onto a scissor each day, it is a high number of workers who have been protected by OverWatch.
“Crush protection was initially introduced more than 10 years ago on boom lifts and is now the industry norm. It is so important that scissor lift operators have that same level of protection.”
EQSS has received the approval of all major aerial lift manufacturers to install OverWatch on their machines and is CE certified for Europe.
Haulotte now offers OverWatch as a factory-install option on their latest generation of scissor lifts produced at their facilities in France and China.
Bowdenadded, “Every single OverWatch that is installed onto a scissor lift is one more step towards helping workers return safely to their families at the end of each workday. We are grateful for the support of the OEMs and rental companies in helping promote our crush protection solution and wanted to take this opportunity to recognize them as we have achieved this fantastic milestone.”
Launched by EQSS in 2020, OverWatch devices can be found largely across the Australian hire industry, however EQSS has recently begun delivering OverWatch into international markets. Rental companies and major contractors in the U.K., U.S., Singapore, Japan, and Europe have already embraced the solution and it can be found on increasing number of jobsites worldwide.
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