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Manlift Guidelines

Manlift Guidelines



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Published by: Kaliyamoorthy Samiayya on Oct 04, 2008
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GS / HSE / GUIDELINE 001 / Oct’08
Guideline for Man-lift use
 Safety Check – Daily
(Refer checklist given)
 The operator of the vehicle should conduct a safety / “circlecheck” of the vehicle to determine hazards, identify damage andleaks.The “daily check” shall include but is not limited to a visualinspection of the vehicle exterior, including;
broken, damaged, loose or missing parts
tire bulges, cuts and pressure
oil and hydraulic leaks
weld integrity, such as cracks and rust
lighting (beam, directional and safety)
all required decals and stickers on or around thearticulating boom
they must be in place, legible and understandableWorksite Inspection
Try not to park on uneven ground.
Keep an eye out for drop-offs, holes, bumps, and debris.
Do not operate the boom if wind gusts exceed 30 mph orthere is a threat of an electrical storm.
Set emergency brake.
Position wheel chocks.
Look out for overhead obstructions.Fall Hazards
GS / HSE / GUIDELINE 001 / Oct’08
Guideline for Man-lift use
Always keep feet on the floor of bucket.
Do not sit, stand, or climb on the edge of the basket.
Do not place any item in the bucket for the purpose ofincreasing work height (ladders, step stools).
Do not try to climb down from the bucket when it is raised.
Make sure bucket floor is clear of debris.
Do not push or pull toward anything while raised in thebucket.
Do not carry ladders, etc. in bucket.
Do not exceed the 300 lb load capacity.
Do not move the truck when bucket is raised.
Do not operate in high winds.
Make sure truck is parked on even ground.
Make sure the outriggers are positioned properly.
Never use the bucket truck as a craneCollision Hazards
Watch for traffic and beware of blind spots when drivingthe truck - take it SLOW.
Watch for overhead obstructions.
GS / HSE / GUIDELINE 001 / Oct’08
Guideline for Man-lift use
Travel very slow on bumpy or sloped ground and whendriving near other workers or pedestrians.Electrocution Hazards
Maintain safe clearances from power lines and apparatus.
No aerial platform, insulated or not, provides any electricalprotection to the occupant if there is phase-to-phase orphase-to-ground contact.Improper Use
Never leave the truck unattended unless the key is takenout and the truck is secured from unauthorized users.
Never refuel the truck when the engine is running.
NEVER USE A DAMAGED MACHINE!General Aerial Lift Device Use Practices Include
On ladder trucks and tower trucks, secure aerial ladders in thelower traveling position by locking the device on top of the truckcab, and the manually operated device at the base of the ladderprior to moving the truck. Insure outrigger devices (if equipped)are properly stored prior to moving.Set the brakes and position the outrigger devices (if equipped)on pads or similar solid surfaces and install the wheel chocksbefore using aerial lift equipment (especially on inclines).Do not move aerial lift trucks with employees located in theelevated work boom position, except for equipment specificallydesigned or certified as "field modified" for this type ofoperation.

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