Over the years, the tipping vulnerabilities of scissor lifts have caused serious injury and even death, damaged numerous facilities, and subjected many to dangerous situations.
Just as sports leaders at all levels have heeded the call to improve concussion understanding and protocols, we’re calling on those leaders to also remove vulnerable scissor lifts from campus, practice facilities, and fields everywhere. Scissor lifts have their place, but not in situations where the user can be incredibly vulnerable.
Our recent survey highlights the impact of scissor lift use in college sports. More than half of the survey respondents still use scissor lifts. Of those that use lifts, more than two-thirds at some point had to disembark from the lifts due to a sudden weather change; more than 80 percent had staff express concern about being in a lift and 40 percent had staff that felt lightheaded or pass out while in the lift; and more than half damaged a field or facilities using lifts.
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Make the investment in safety for your entire team.