More commonly known as a "cherry picker;" was sold in the US by Upright Scaffold from the 1970s-1990s. tallescopes by Aluminium Access Products. As with many aerial lift products, is very safe IF all precautions and advisories are adhered to. Since some of these may be approaching forty years old, be sure to thoroughly inspect the device before using. http://www.instantupright.com/downloads/Instant_UpRight_Sells Tallescope to Aluminum Access Products.pdf is a press release announcing the sale of the Tallescope from UpRight to AAP.