Aerial Lifts & Work Platform Safety

 SAFETY TOPIC

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02.01 Aerial Lift Platforms 1

02.01 Aerial Lift Platforms 2

02.01 Aerial Lift Platforms 3

 

SAFETY TOPIC

AERIAL LIFTS & WORK PLATFORMS

  • Workers who operate aerial lifts are properly trained in the safe use of this equipment.
  • Maintain and operate elevating work platforms according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Never override hydraulic, mechanical, or electrical safety devices.
  • Never move the equipment with workers in an elevated platform unless this is permitted by the manufacturer.
  • Do not position yourself between overhead hazards, such as joists and beams, and the rails of the basket.
  • Know that movement of the lift could crush the worker(s).
  • Maintain a minimum clearance of at least 20 feet away from the nearest energized overhead lines, UNLESS a permit has been developed & issued.
  • Treat power lines, wires and other conductors as energized, even if they are down or appear to be insulated.
  • Use a body harness and fall restraint to prevent being ejected or pulled from the basket.
  • Set the brakes and use wheel chocks when on an incline.
  • Use outriggers if provided on the lifts.
  • Do not exceed the load limits of the equipment.
  • Allow for the combined weight of the worker and tools.

 

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