In 1987 OSHA passed new rules about man baskets, and we listened.
Lifting Technologies was the first on the scene with an OSHA-compliant crane-suspended man basket. Our forklift-mounted man baskets followed a few years later, along with the development of the Quick Claw attachment that allows the platform to securely latch to the forks.
A tragic start turned into a safer future.
Lifting Technologies' original owner was inspired to create a safe method of lifting personnel with a platform and crane after witnessing safety concerns while he was a manager at a pulp and paper operation. From its start, Lifting Technologies was founded to make worksites safer. We have since grown to be the industry’s reference for safe man and material baskets.
Throughout the years, we have developed unique safety features.
LT Test Weight System
The Lifting Technologies test weight system was created in response to OSHA’s new crane personnel lifting rule – 29 CFR Part 1926.550(g), which stipulates that a trial lift/proof test is required each time a crane is moved to a new location. In 2010, this rule was revised again and adopted 29 CFR Part 1926-1431 and currently provides the standard to which we build our man baskets.
By means of simple easy-on/easy-off pins, our system provides an accurate 125% test load with the weight evenly distributed to the platform frame and floor, allowing you to conduct proof tests in a matter of minutes.
Quick Claw® Safety System
Easily bolted or welded to any slip-on attachment, the Quick Claw® Safety System will secure any lift attachment, quickly, safely, and reliably.
Built to last and fully guaranteed, the Quick Claw® Safety System offers another layer of security when securing an attachment to a forklift.
Lifting Technologies offers our Quick Claw® Safety System for purchase separately and is a standard feature on our forklift personnel platforms.
We have gathered and implemented the best safety practices to create…
Crane Man Baskets
Every crane man basket model comes with our unique detachable Test Weight System, ensuring maximum quality compliance with OSHA in terms of man basket safety.
Our crane-suspended work platforms come in Premier, Premier (round), Professional, Professional (round), rescue, and custom designs. Order the best crane man basket for your site.
Forklift Man Baskets
Our forklift platforms are the standard for safety and come with an OSHA/ANSI-compliant certification.
Normally, each forklift platform comes with our Quick Claw® Safety System for additional security in the attachment to the forks. There is also an optional pin system for attaching platforms to the fork truck.
Each Lifting Technologies material-only baskets are custom designed for your specific needs.
In order to meet the highest standards of safety, our material baskets include documentation of a full-proof load test. Each platform is designed to handle a minimum of three times its maximum recommended load.