What is cherry picker ? 

If you are not already familiar with the work at heights environment, it is quite normal for questions to be raised about what is defined as a cherry picker. Many models exist, all of different aspects but which nevertheless seem to be named in the same way. It is therefore, you will agree, important to put words – the right ones – on what is today considered as a cherry picker.

What is cherry picker ?

Cherry picker is a construction machine used to facilitate access to a work area at height. They offer intervention solutions for maintenance, repair, maintenance or cleaning, when permanent solutions do not exist. Sometimes called MEWP, an acronym for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, these cherry pickers are designed to accommodate one or more people and have a guardrail against the risk of falls.

What kind of cherry picker does exist ?

In the point below we highlight the different versions of the cherry picker, each with its specificities and being predisposed to one or more types of work at height:

  • Cherry picker truck
  • Boom lift ;
  • Scissor cherry picker ;
  • Tracked cherry picker ;
  • Telescopic cherry picker ;
  • Articulated cherry picker.

Cherry Pickers : Cherry pickers safety standards

Depending on the country, national legislation may require the wearing of a harness when working in a cherry picker, even if the platform is systematically composed of a balustrade to avoid any risk of falling – this is the case at United Kingdom where the regulations require that the harness be connected to an anchor point provided on the cherry picker.

van mounted cherry picker for tree care

CPL in the press