Aerial Work Platform Safety II
Use good sense during operation.
- Move the controls lever slowly. Allow the platform to stop before attempting to move in a different direction. Keep your eyes and mind focused on your movement.
- Never use an open flame to check fuel or battery levels on a man-lift.
- Never take chances or try to operate a man-lift if you’re feeling dizzy or unsteady in any way.
- Never lean over platform railings to perform work.
- Never operate a man-lift in high winds. When operating Man-lift type equipment in sustained winds exceeding 25 mph, the work must be reevaluated or suspended. Contact your Safety Coordinator or Superintendent for guidance.
Safety and Responsibility.
- Aerial work platforms are personnel lifting devices that must be properly maintained and operated safely to prevent accidents or injury.
- The operation of new or unfamiliar equipment can be dangerous in the hands of untrained operators.
- It is the responsibility of the operator to be familiar with the manufacturers’ manual and follow all safety recommendations.
- JJW requires training for all personnel who will operate man-lift type equipment regardless of previous experience and skill levels.