How to Put a Harness on When Operating a Lift

The truth is, usually when there is a false sense of security and lack of protection, people are more in danger.  The user is more capable of falling because the proper protection was not on. Become an expert on knowing what protection you need for each type of lift.


Tied-off – To fasten a lanyard to an anchor point. You are required to be tied-off the second you are in a lift.


Boom Lift Protection Requirements

Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) - Is an all in one system of a body harness, lanyard, anchorage, and connector. Full-body harnesses are safe and acceptable with all boom lift options.

  • Webbing-  Is the material required and made out of synthetic fibers for ropes and straps used in lifelines, lanyards, and strength components of body harnesses.
  • Body Harness - Is designed to allow the freedom of movement while working and minimizing stress on a body in the event of a fall. The harness needs to wear in the center of the users back.
  • Vertical Lifelines or Lanyards - Minimum is breaking strength of 5,000 pounds.
  • Self-Retracting Vertical Lifelines and Lanyards - Automatically limit free fall distance to 2 feet or less. Must be capable of sustaining a minimum load of 3,000 pounds when in the fully extended position. Either lanyard in use must prevent the user from free falling more than 6 feet from ground level.
  • Anchorages-  Must be independent of being used to support or suspend platforms, and capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds per person.
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Scissor Lift Protection Requirements

  • Platform - Keep it on firm, level ground and should not be used on a windy day.
  • Enclosed Wire or Solid Rails -  Properly locked is required to prevent a fall.
  • Personal Fall Arrest System - Not required but recommended.


Following all the required protection guidelines will get the job done right while making you an expert on your protection. You can email Economy Lift Rentals at economyliftrent@aol.com or  Call us today at 414-617-5102. Our location is in the heart of Waukesha at 1404A Pearl Street.