Snorkel fits secondary guarding as standard

By Euan Youdale23 October 2015

Snorkel Guard is now standard on new Snorkel boom lifts

Snorkel Guard is now standard on new Snorkel boom lifts

Snorkel is fitting its secondary guarding system as standard to all its booms above 40 ft (12.1 m) working height.

Unveiled at The Rental Show 2015, Snorkel Guard was designed in-house and features a spring-loaded rail that sits above the upper control panel which cuts out machine operations when compressed, for example, in the case of the operator being involuntarily pushed against the controls. It has been fitted as standard since 1 September.

The operator can override the system by using a switch in the platform, additionally, when Snorkel Guard is activated, the lift can be operated from the lower control panel.

Matthew Elvin, Snorkel CEO, said, “Snorkel Guard is a robust and simple design which does not add any complexity to the lift, yet offers an additional level of protection for the operator. Operator safety is paramount, which is why we have rolled out the system as a standard feature globally, as well as offering it as a retrofit solution.”

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