It is common for lift tables to be installed into a recessed pit, pit installation provides floor level access both on and off the lift table platform. Per ANSI MH29.1 Safety requirements for Industrial Scissor Lifts toe protection must be provided along the entire unprotected sides and ends of the platform if the lift table is pit installed. The two most common methods of providing toe protection are electric toe sensors and beveled toe guards. Electric toe sensors are installed below the platform edge and if an obstruction is met during descent the platform will be brought to rest. Beveled toe guards are provided as a physical alert. Beveled toe guards are tapered inward and are approximately 30 degrees from vertical to eliminate potential pinch points. The bevel angle pushes items in its path away.

Mike Earle