We have received countless emails and photos from our readers of a scissor lift being used to carry out work on the ceiling above an indoor swimming pool.
Some bright spark decided that the best way to reach the overhead beams was to drive an electric scissor lift - possibly a 32ft JLG 3248RS - onto some sort of raft and strapped it in place. Two men have then climbed aboard pushed out into the middle of the pool and fully elevated the lift. The picture speaks for itself.
Clearly a lot of thought has gone in to this - surely it would have been quicker and safer by far to have brought in a small spider lift, which is ideally suited to this type of work?! The risks of something going wrong here are obvious. While they might have a soft landing the two tonne scissor lift will be right behind them and a smack in the head in the middle of a pool is not ideal. Aside from that there would be a substantial cost and disruption to recover the lift and decontaminate the pool.