Aerial lifts in Wisconsin

Versalift Aerial Lifts Support Key Wisconsin Industries

Aerial lifts play a key role in supporting some of Wisconsin’s most important industries because aerial lifts support the reliable flow of electric power and data through overhead networks of cable that crisscross the state. Aerial lifts can be seen along the roadways and highways of Wisconsin, providing necessary service to power lines and telecommunications cable. Municipal applications are very common for aerial lifts, including traffic signals, roadway signage and highway lighting maintenance. Wisconsin has an important forestry industry that uses aerial lifts to accomplish its timber and land management goals. 

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Electric Power and Utility Industry in Wisconsin

Aerial lifts support the work of all of the electric utility organizations in Wisconsin. While Wisconsin has a relatively large population, the people most live in cities, leaving big areas of the state sparsely populated. Wisconsin has its roots in agriculture, so it is no surprise that the highest energy consuming sectors are agriculture and food and beverage manufacturing, accounting for a full third of the state’s energy use. Municipal Utilities and Investor-Owned Utility companies tend to provide power to more densely populated areas. Rural Electric Cooperatives, which are membership-based, non-profit organizations, tend to provide electric power to rural parts of the state. As is the case with Investor Owned Utility companies, Wisconsin Electric Cooperatives use vehicle-mounted aerial lifts to maintain their aerial plant and stay well organized in order to provide an uninterrupted flow of electricity to their members. 

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

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Telecommunications Construction & Maintenance in Wisconsin

Aerial lifts are constantly in use in Wisconsin, where residents have many choices of telecommunications service. The state has more than two hundred providers of telecommunications services and cable TV. 87% of homes in Wisconsin have broadband internet access, with average speeds of 45 mbps, statewide. Aerial lifts that are built for Wisconsin telecommunications fleets must be able to hold equipment, tools and merchandise, while also providing technicians with the vertical reach they need to perform their tasks. Versalift van-mounted aerial lifts deliver the lightest weight vehicles with the greatest payload in their peer group, while providing a 29’ working height to ensure that technicians can reach their work.

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

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Aerial Lifts and their applications for Forestry in Wisconsin

Aerial lifts for forestry, logging and land management applications in Wisconsin are built to be durable and tough. Of the 35 million acres in Wisconsin, 16 million are forested. Of this forested land, much is preserved as either state or national park land, and much is used for the forest products industry. 

Forest products in Wisconsin are christmas trees, logs for lumber, pulpwood for paper and raw materials for the home building industry. The Wisconsin forest industry employs 64,000 people, while adding $24.7 billion to the state’s economy each year.

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Aerial lifts for Bridge Inspection in Wisconsin

Aerial lifts for bridge inspection are a crucial element of public safety in the state of Wisconsin. Like all states, Wisconsin is required to deliver a biannual report on the quality of its bridge inventory to the Federal DoT. In order to accomplish this sizeable task, bridge inspection engineers and contractors who are licensed for bridge inspection in Wisconsin report on the inventory of more than 13,600 bridges.

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Wisconsin General Information

With a Population of just under six million people, Wisconsin is known as America’s Dairyland, and is particularly famous for its cheese. The state capital of Wisconsin is Madison, which is also the home of the University of Wisconsin, a top-tier public university in the USA. The biggest city in Wisconsin is Milwaukee. Green Bay is a small community but is wildly famous due to the popularity of their professional football team, the Green Bay Packers. Major geographical features of the state include the rolling green hills of the Western Uplands, 21 Apostle Islands and the North Point of Wisconsin. Tourist attractions in Wisconsin Oshkosh, Harley Davidson Motorcycle Museum and Lambeau Field. Wisconsin summers are short but full of activity, as festivals occur across the state for the summer months. Forested state parks in Wisconsin include the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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

Wisconsin Aerial Lift Safety

Wisconsin 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.