Q: Does OSHA require a specific load rating for each occupant of a platform?
A: 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.)
Q: What if I am only going to lift two men but need a higher rated capacity?
A: LTI will design the basket to accommodate a higher rated capacity and furnish a larger test weight for the load testing.
Q: Can I have an access gate in my personnel platform?
A: Access gates are available on almost all models
Q: Is overhead protection required by OSHA?
A: 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.
Q: Is there an additional charge for the test weight system and sling assembly?
A: No. Our platforms are always sold on a turn-key basis, providing everything needed from the crane hook down.
Q: Are platforms available in colors other than what is shown on the site or in your literature?
A: Yes, we can Powdercoat in virtually any color you choose.
Q: Is the Quick Claw Safety System on your platforms required by OSHA?
A: 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.
Q: Can I purchase a platform that I can use with both my crane and forklift?
A: For safety reasons, each platform should be dedicated either to a crane or a forklift.
Q: Do forklift platforms fall under as much scrutiny as crane-suspended platforms?
A: Not at this time. However, OSHA has proposed rules for forklift platforms that will become law some time in the near future.
"I work for a contractor at an oil production facility on Alaska's North Slope. We needed lifting baskets fabricated to fit our specific needs and Lifting Technologies Inc. came through with a quality of service that made me feel like a long-time customer even though it was my first time doing business with them. The design was finalized with very little effort, the quote for the baskets was received in a timely manner and the time frame of fabrication and delivery was very impressive. LTI's quality of workmanship is also first class. I will definitely be using LTI for all my future needs."