Aerial Lifts

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
By: Chaizong Lor

Aerial Lifts 
Training

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Types of Aerial Lifts Safety information Operations/Pre-Operation Inspection Work place Inspection Set-up Standard Features Safe Work Practice Two Major Safety Hazards Personal Protective Equipment Hazards/Precautions

Aerial Lifts  Types of Aerial Lifts and locations ± Auto Shop: TMZ-34/19 ± McPhee Room 104: AWP-24 ± McPhee Rooms 164/263A: UL-31/37 .

Aerial Lifts  Safety Information: ± Work platform is to be used by trained and authorized operators only. ‡ AWP-24 is 300 pounds & no more than one person ‡ UL31/37 is 300 pounds & no more than one person . ± Maximum platform capacity: ‡ TMZ-34/19 is 500 pounds & possible 2 persons.

Aerial Lifts  Operations: ± Only Authorized persons can operate lifts (Classroom. Hands-on competency is required). . ± Aerial Lifts are checked out or reserved at the FP&M office by authorized persons only. ± Inspection of the lift must be performed before use. ± Ground personnel must be properly trained and authorized for lift operation.

.Aerial Lifts  Pre-Operation Inspection ± Be sure that the manuals are legible and in the storage container located on the platform ± Be sure that all decals are legible and in place ± Check the hydraulic power unit oil level ± Platform and Ground Control Panel must be tested prior to use to determine that such controls Panel are in safe working condition.

Aerial Lifts  Work Place Inspection ± Do a visual inspection of the work area prior to beginning work ‡ Hazardous locations ± Drop-offs or holes ± Bumps. floor obstruction or debris ± Inadequate surface support to withstand all load forces imposed by the machine ‡ Clearance ‡ Overhead obstructions ± High voltage conductors ‡ The presence of unauthorized personnel ‡ Other possible unsafe conditions .

and be sure the outrigger lock pins are locked ± For AWP ± 24 and UL .31/37: ‡ Remove the four (4) outriggers from their storage sockets and slide into base sockets until lock pins snap into outrigger holes.Aerial Lifts  Set up ± Position machine below desired work area ± Insert key and turn to the ground control position ± Pull out the red Emergency Stop buttons at the ground and platform controls ± For TMZ ± 34/19: ‡ Pull the four (4) outriggers release handle and lower the outriggers. .

continue adjusting the outrigger until the light is on ‡ While watching the base bubble level. continue to adjust each leveling jacks until base is level (bubble in the center circle) ‡ Repeat procedure for each of the remaining outriggers . and UL ± 31/37: ‡ Adjust the four (4) outrigger leveling jacks by turning jack handle clockwise until each pad is in firm contact with floor. ± For TMZ ± 34/19.Aerial Lifts  Set Up Cont. ‡ Check the interlock display lights at the ground controls (TMZ-34/19 and AWP -24 only): ± Confirm that the corresponding light is on ± If the interlock display light is flashing. AWP ± 24.

Platform Height 19 ft. Platform Height .Standard Features  Aerial Lift TMZ ± 34/19 ± ± ± ± 40 ft. Platform Height  Aerial Lift UL ± 31/37 ± 31 ft. Working Height ± 24 ft. Horizontal Reach 360 Degree Turntable Rotation non-continuous  Aerial Lift AWP -24 ± 30 ft. Working Height 34 ft.

± Never adjust leveling jacks while platform is occupied.Aerial Lifts  Safe Work Practices ± Ground controls shall not be operated during use. unless instructed to do so by person in the platform or in an emergency. ± Never elevate platform unless all four (4) outriggers are properly installed. . leveling jacks contact floor and base is level.

sit or climb on edge of the basket or guard rails. ± Employees shall always stand firmly on the floor of the basket. or other devices for a work position. ± Learn and practice the principles of safe machine operation contained in the operator¶s manual. ± Do not override safety devices. ‡ Do not stand. ladders. . ‡ Do not use planks.Aerial Lifts  Safe Work Practices Cont. ± Keep the platform floor clear of debris.

Aerial Lifts  Two Major Safety Hazards: ± Electrocution Hazards .Caused by operating close to power lines. This machine is not electrically insulated and will not provide protection from contact with electrical current. personnel on the ground or in the platform must not touch or operate the machine until energized power lines are shut off. ‡ . If lift comes in contact with energized lines. ‡ ‡ ‡ It is easy to accidentally contact energized power lines. Do not operate the machine during lighting or storms.

‡ Fall hazard due to the potential for being bounced out of lift or from climbing out of the basket.Caused by improper operation and/or improper set up. ± Fall Hazards . .Aerial Lifts  Two Major Safety Hazards Cont. ‡ Over reaching ‡ Swinging under over hanging limbs. ‡ Stumbling over tools inside the basket. structures or lines.

. ± A full body harness and lanyard shall be worn ± Lanyard needs to be attached to anchor provided in platform when working from an aerial lift.Aerial Lifts  Personal Protective Equipment ± Hard hats and Safety glasses are required whenever working from an aerial lift. ± All Aerial Lift operators must visual inspect the body harness & lanyard before each use.

Aerial Lifts  Hazards / Precautions ± Tip-Over Hazards ‡ Do not drive or position lifts near the edge of loading docks drop-offs or holes. ‡ Do not raise platform on uneven or soft surfaces ‡ Do not drive onto uneven or soft surfaces when elevated ‡ Do not raise platform in windy or gusty conditions ‡ Do not use the platform as a crane (the TMZ-34/19 has a cargo hook that can be used in place of the platform to lift 500 pound loads). . ‡ Do not place or attach overhanging loads to any part of the platform.

‡ Do not push the machine or other objects with the boom. ‡ Do not contact adjacent structures with the boom.Aerial Lifts  Hazards / Precautions Cont. ± Tip over Hazards Cont. ‡ Do not place ladders or scaffolds in platform or against any part of this machine. ‡ Be sure all tires are in good condition and lug nuts are properly tightened. .

Aerial Lifts  Hazards / Precaution Cont. . ‡ Check work area for overhead obstructions or other possible hazards. ‡ Do not lower the boom unless the area below is clear of personnel and obstructions. ± Collision Hazards ‡ Be aware of boom position when rotating the TMZ -34/19 turntable.

± Component Damage Hazards ‡ Do not fully lower the booms unless the booms are aligned with the tongue.Aerial Lifts  Hazards/Precaution Cont. . The booms must be lowered onto the boom rests.

Aerial Lifts  Hazards / Precaution Cont. ± Damaged Machine Hazards ‡ Do not use a damaged or malfunctioning machine. ± Lifting Hazards ‡ Use proper lifting techniques to move. . ‡ Use proper lifting techniques when installing or removing the platform. load or unload the machine.

Replace damaged items before operating ‡ Lifting Hazard ± Use the appropriate number of people and proper lifting techniques when lifting batteries. cables and wires.Aerial Lifts  Hazards / Precaution Cont. Always wear protective clothing and eyewear when working with batteries. . ‡ Explosion Hazards ± Do not contact the battery terminals or the cable clamps with tools that may cause sparks. ‡ Electrocution Hazards ± Inspect daily for damage cord. ± Battery Safety ‡ Burn Hazards ± Batteries contain acid.

Ground Panel Controls       11 Turntable rotate left/right buttons 8 Battery charge indicator 5 Emergency stop button 2 Horn 3 Jib boom raise/lower button 6 Outrigger interlock display lights 1 2 3 4       9 Speed select buttons 12 Primary boom raise/lower buttons 10 Power indicator light 1 Secondary boom raise/lower button 7 Key switch for ground/off/platform selection 4 Stop indicator light 5 6 7 6 12 11 10 9 6 8 6 .

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