Aerial lifts in Oklahoma

Versalift Aerial Lifts Support Key Industries across Oklahoma

Aerial lifts are important to Oklahoma businesses and government organizations. Because they are crucial to supporting electric utility maintenance and telecommunications service, aerial lifts are ubiquitous in Oklahoma. As is the case with much of the United States, the majority of electric distribution and telecommunications infrastructure is built above the ground. Other common users of vehicle mounted aerial lifts in Oklahoma include mineral extraction, visual communications, cellular tower construction, wind turbine maintenance and a broad set of daily management tasks required for traffic signals, roadway lighting and street signage.

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Aerial Lift and the Electric Power and Utility Industry in Oklahoma

Aerial lifts support the work of all of the investor-owned electric utility companies in Oklahoma. They also support Rural Electric cooperatives in the state. In all cases, vehicle-mounted aerial lifts that support any hotline work at all must be well-insulated in order to protect linemen and other people who may be proximal to the job site. Versalift insulated aerial lifts are the safest and most reliable vehicle mounted work platforms available to the market. Featuring the innovative TruGuard® safety system, Versalift insulated aerial lifts are the safest equipment for maintaining electric power distribution networks. Oklahoma produces almost three percent of American petroleum. Additionally, the state ranks second in the country, after Texas, in electricity generation from wind. Wind power generation has surpassed coal recently. Interestingly, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa and Kansas provide half of the US total electricity generated from wind.

Below is a short list of some organizations that provide electric power to consumers in Oklahoma:

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Telecommunications Construction & Maintenance in Oklahoma

Aerial lifts are constantly in use in Oklahoma, where there are several major telecommunications and cable television providers that perform regular maintenance work on the overhead networks of data cable that crisscross the state. Connectivity has expanded over the past decade, including broadband access for more Oklahomans. Tens of thousands of people will continue to benefit from rural broadband expansion efforts.  Versalift supports several major telecommunications providers in the United States, including Oklahoma, with fleet equipment. One of the most popular Versalift telecomm units is the Vantel-29, which has the lightest weight and the greatest payload capacity in its industry peer group. Versalift van-mounted aerial lifts can be seen in more detail here.


Below is a short list of some telecommunications providers in Oklahoma:


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Aerial Lifts and their applications for Forestry in Oklahoma

Aerial lifts that are purposed for logging and forestry applications in Oklahoma have a unique role. The forest goods industry requires equipment that is especially durable and tough, and more than a quarter of the state’s land is covered by forests – nearly ten million acres. Logging, timber and other forest goods represent more than three billion dollars of annual revenue for businesses in the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Forestry Services manages, educates and protects flora and fauna across the state. Logging, timber and forest products represent more than $2 billion in revenue for Oklahoma businesses.

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Aerial lifts for Bridge Inspection in Oklahoma

Aerial lifts for bridge inspection are a crucial part of Oklahoma’s public safety.Oklahoma had gained a reputation for having some of the countries most run down bridges. In 2004, approximately one in five of the state’s bridges were considered structurally deficient. Fifteen years later, only about 1% of Oklahoma bridges are deemed unusable. The Federal Department of Transportation mandates that each state provide a biannual report on the condition of their bridges. As a result, state DOTs hire bridge inspection engineering companies and contractors licensed for bridge inspection in Oklahoma.The Skydance Bridge, which was inspired by Oklahoma’s state bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher, is a 380 foot long pedestrian walkway over interstate 40.

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Oklahoma General Information

With a Population of approximately four million people, Oklahoma’s geography is a series of flat plains split up by rolling hills, ridges and low mountains. The state capital is Oklahoma City, which is also the largest city. The Oklahoma City MSA has more than 1.5 million residents, and is home to the largest livestock market in the country. Energy and petroleum are major drivers of the city’s economy. Tulsa, like Oklahoma City, has an economy largely based upon energy and petroleum. Efforts to diversify the economy in Tulsa have resulted in a boom in small business, which employ 80% of the workforce in the area.  Norman is the third largest city in Oklahoma, and houses the National Weather Center and the University of Oklahoma. Tourist attractions in Oklahoma include the iconic Route 66, Gilcrease Museum and Philbrook Museum of Art. State parks attract thousands of visitors each year and include Ouachita National Forest, Osage Hills State Park and Robbers Cave State Park.

Notes on Aerial Lift Safety from the United States Department of Labor

Oklahoma Aerial Lift Safety

Oklahoma Aerial Lift Safety is highly visible due to population density and the number of roads in the state. All safety codes are strictly enforced throughout the state, and are written to be in alignment with the United States Department of Labor’s OSHA regulations on Aerial Lift Safety.

You can find the OSHA Aerial lift factsheet here.