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To provide guidance in the sate usage of powered platforms, manlifts and vehicle-mounted work platforms


To comply with OSHA standard 1910.67 "Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms".


Departmental supervisors must ensure their employees follow these procedures


General Requirements

    * Aerial devices include the following devices used to elevate personnel to job sites above the ground:
      I. Extensible boom platforms
      ii. Aerial ladders
      iii. Articulating boom platforms
      iv. Vertical towers
      v. Combination of any of the above

Specific Requirements

    1. Ladder trucks and tower trucks
      Before moving for highway travel, aerial ladders shall be secured in the lower traveling position by the locking device.
    2. Extensible and articulating boom platforms
      I. Lift controls shall be tested each day prior to use to determine that the controls are ins safe working condition.

      ii. Only trained persons shall operate an aerial lift

      iii. Belting off to an adjacent pole, structure, or equipment, while working from an aerial lift shall not be permitted

      iv. Employees shall always stand firmly on the floor of the basket. Do Not sit or climb on the edge of the basket or use planks, ladders, or other devices for a work position.

      v. A body belt shall be worn and a lanyard attached to the boom, or basket when working form an aerial lift.

      vi. Stay within specified manufacturer's load limits

      vii. Set brakes and outriggers on pads or a sold surface. Install wheel chocks before using an aerial lift on an incline

      viii. An aerial lift truck may not be moved when the boom is elevated with men in the basket.

      ix. Articulating boom and extensible boom platforms primarily designed as personnel carries, shall have upper and lower platform controls.

        a. Upper controls - in or beside the platform within easy reach
        b. Lower controls - for overriding upper controls. Will not be operated unless given permission by employee in the lift or in an emergency
      x. Climbers shall not be worn while performing work from an aerial lift

      xi. Inspect the boom for being properly cradled and that the outriggers are in stow position before moving the aerial lift.