Aerial lifts in South Carolina

Versalift Aerial Lifts Support Key Industries in South Carolina

Aerial lifts are important to South Carolina’s transportation infrastructure, electric power overhead systems, telecommunications networks and forestry efforts. The people who live in Georgia have options for where they get their electric power and telecommunications services. Aerial lifts are owned by electric utilities, wired data providers, DoTs and other public and private entities. The state has several beautiful urban environments, and millions of acres of rural areas. Aerial lifts in South Carolina play a crucial role in several ways, but keeping the lights on, the information moving and the roadways safely lit and well- maintained are three of the most important.


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Electric Power and Utility Industry in South Carolina

Aerial lifts that support electric utility infrastructure in South Carolina look very different depending on where in the state they are. Rural areas of South Carolina are most often powered by Rural Electric Cooperatives. These not-for-profit organizations provide consistent and reliable electric power, at cost, to their members. Rural electric cooperatives value reliability and durability, because their customers live further apart, and linemen have more distance to cover to perform maintenance tasks with their insulated, vehicle-mounted aerial lifts. Investor-owned utility companies offer service in more densely populated suburban and urban areas. Their fleets of insulated aerial lifts are dispatched to more heavily trafficked locations, where they must safely avoid obstructing vehicle and pedestrian traffic while accomplishing their work.

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

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Telecommunications Construction & Maintenance in South Carolina

Aerial lifts that support consumer and business telecommunications service remain in near-constant use in Georgia. The state of South Carolina has a diverse set of communication needs, and there are areas that have no service, and other areas where there are too many to choose from. For example, 170,000 people in South Carolina don’t have any wired internet providers available where they live. With this said, more than 91% of South Carolinians have access to broadband speeds of 25 mbps or faster. Aerial lifts for telecommunications inside South Carolina’s urban environments should be mounted onto more maneuverable and lightweight vehicles, and they often are mounted onto vans. Vans help to ensure that tools, equipment and merchandise can be safely stored inside. Versalift delivers the lightest weight van-mounted aerial lifts on the market today. Because of their light weight, Versalift Van-Tel units have the highest available payload in their equipment peer group, with a 29’ working height.

Below is a short list of some telecommunications providers in South Carolina: 

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Aerial Lifts and their applications for Forestry in South Carolina

Aerial lifts for forestry and logging applications are designed to be rugged and durable. The forest products sector in South Carolina has a $21 billion impact on the state, with logging, timber, paper, pulp, furniture and other products driving enormous economic benefit. The majority of South Carolina’s forest lands are privately owned. Pine plantations account for 25 percent of South Carolina timberland.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission organizes and manages maintenance and development under the Department of Transportation. Forestry aerial lifts by Versalift are built to spec and provide reliable, durable and safe operation.

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Aerial lifts for Bridge Inspection in South Carolina

Aerial lifts for bridge inspection are crucial to public safety in South Carolina. With 8,344 bridges in the state, and with each bridge requiring inspection every 24 months, the SCDoT hires outside contractors for bridge inspection. These contractors would either be bridge engineering companies or groups that are licenced for bridge inspection in South Carolina. The Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, which spans the Cooper River, began construction in 2001 and was completed in 2005. It was designed by Arthur Ravenel. It is a 13,200 foot long, 575 foot tall, stay cable bridge and has a 2.5 mile walking path from one end to the other.

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South Carolina General Information

With a Population of greater than five million, South Carolina has four major regions:the Sea Islands, Atlantic Coastal Plain, Piedmont Plateau and Blue Ridge Mountains. The state capital is Columbia. South Carolina’s biggest cities include Charleston and Greenville. Charleston is South Carolina’s largest city, and also its oldest. Greenville is the center of the Upside Region of South Carolina, which lies between Atlanta and Charlotte, and is the largest MSA in the state. Tourist attractions in the state include Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Plantations and Hilton Head Island, which attract millions of visitors each year and drive a vibrant tourism economy. Forested state parks include the Francis Marion National Forest, Manchester State Forest, where visitors can hike and explore South Carolina’s wild places.

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

South Carolina Aerial Lift Safety

South Carolina 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.