TruGuard™ aerial lift safety system by Versalift is unique because it ensures the upper control panel, and everything in and on it, are isolated from the rest of the aerial lift. Constantly innovating, the newest version of the TruGuard™ system includes a 40% increase in the insulation gap making Versalift insulated aerial lifts the safest in the industry.
“Invisible to the operator, TruGuard™ acts like an airbag or seatbelt – there in case of an incident. It does not alter the operational performance of the aerial lift in any way, and does not require additional training.” – James Christian, VP Engineering, Versalift
James Christian, Versalift’s Director of Engineering, designed the TruGuard™ system with his team. “We have worked hard to create a way to provide a way to make aerial lift operators in the electric utility industry as safe as possible. It is an inherently dangerous work environment, and accidents happen. Linemen need to able to use the rugged, dependable controls and tool systems that they are familiar with while having that added protection from energization.”
As is the case with all product development at Versalift, TruGuard™ has been heavily tested in extreme pressure and temperature conditions. Keeping the operator as safe is the number one priority for Versalift, and in this new design there is no additional equipment maintenance needed. Wipe it down with a rag and it will be there to protect you. The sealed design prevents internal hoses from contamination which makes TruGuard™ incredibly simple and reliable.
In an accident, when asked by a judge, was there anything that could have prevented injury from electric shock, TruGuard™ is the answer.
TruGuard™ comes included on every insulated Versalift aerial lift sold at no cost to the buyer. “Our goal is to bring the safest products to market. Safety should be expected, it should be free” – Curt Howell, CEO
TruGuard™ Facts At A Glance
- TruGuard™ is the world’s first system that effectively isolates the entire upper control area and tool outlets from an energized boom-tip.
- The TruGuard™ Safety System is designed to need very little maintenance at all.
- There are no moving parts or links and the insulating section is protected with a shell cover from external damage and contamination.
- TruGuard™ exceeds ANSI A92.2 standards for dielectric isolation.
- Absolutely no training is required in the use of TruGuard™
- TruGuard™ comes standard on every Versalift insulated aerial lift.
TruGuard™ provides an additional layer of protection between linemen and high-voltage environments.
TruGuard™ represents a quantum leap in safety technology for insulated bucket trucks, providing aerial lift operators with the highest levels of dielectric protection available on the market today. Injury from electric shock is is quite common in the electric utility industry, and is often extremely severe. TruGuard™ provides an additional layer of dielectric protection to linemen at the platform. By completely isolating the upper controls, TruGuard™ provides far more complete protection than any plastic handle can offer. With TruGuard™, hydraulic tools can be safely used at the platform, allowing linemen to use the tools that they prefer to use.
“Anything you can incorporate into a piece of equipment to provide safety is paramount. That’s what takes us home to our families. That’s what it’s all about.” – Electric Power Distribution Lineman