Aerial work platforms also known as aerial device, elevating work platform or mobile elevating work platform. Are mechanical devices used to provide temporary access for people or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually at height. There are distinct types of mechanized access platforms and the individual types may also be known as a "cherry picker" or "scissor lift"
This equipment is primarily used for maintenance or construction purposes and can usually be set up and operated by a single person. Aerial work platforms may provide additional features beyond transport and access, including being equipped with electric outlets or compressed air connectors for power tools.