The boom lift is an aerial work platform providing temporary access for personnel or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually at height. It comprises a lift (or bucket) at the end of a hydraulic lifting system mounted on a self-moving platform. The boom lift is fitted with either a straight or an articulated boom, consisting jointed sections, which can be controlled to extend the lift in a number of different directions. The boom lift is usually designed to be fully operated (including setup) by a single person.