16.6. Mobile Elevating Work Platforms Checklist

16.6.1. Do operators of aerial lifts near electric power lines maintain clearances required by
paragraph 16.4.3? Reference 16.4.3

16.6.2. Are aerial ladders inspected and tested annually? Reference

16.6.3. Are aerial ladders inspected immediately following any repair of a structural or mechanical
component of the ladder assembly? Reference

16.6.4. Is NFPA 1914, Standard for Testing Fire Department Aerial Devices, used as a guide by the
principal operator and a qualified vehicle mechanic while performing tests or annual inspections of
aerial ladders? Reference

16.6.5. Are articulating and extendible boom platforms inspected and tested annually? Reference

16.6.6. Is ANSI A92.2., Vehicle Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms, used as a guide
by the principal vehicle operator and a qualified vehicle mechanic while performing tests or annual
inspections of articulated and extendible boom platforms? Reference

16.6.7. Are tests and inspections of platforms recorded IAW AFI 23-302? Reference

16.6.8. Is the aerial device manufacturer‘s operator manual available for operator use? Reference

16.6.9. Have operators of vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms been thoroughly
trained and qualified in the use of the equipment? Reference

16.6.10. Are work platforms equipped with guardrails, midrails and toeboards on all four (4) sides of
the platform, including the access opening to the platform? Reference 16.5.1

16.6.11. Is the maximum height of mobile ladder stands or scaffolds restricted to a level no greater
than four times the least base dimension of the supporting frame? Reference

16.6.12. Are supporting structures for work levels rigidly braced? Reference

16.6.13. Are the steps of all ladder stands constructed of slip-resistant materials or covered with a
slip-resistant coating? Reference

16.6.14. Is the work level platform of scaffolds secured to the support structure? Reference

16.6.15. Are guardrails, midrails and toeboards installed on all scaffolding with work levels four (4)
feet or more above ground or floor level? Reference

16.6.16. Do supervisors ensure personnel do not ride moving manually-propelled work platforms?

16.6.17. Are at least two (2) of four (4) casters on ladder stands or work platforms equipped with
positive swivel locks or wheel locks to prevent movement? Reference

16.6.18. Are screwjacks or other suitable means for adjusting height provided when leveling
elevated work platform is required? Reference

16.6.19. Are at least two (2) brakes, wheel locks or permanently installed jacks operational on all
mobile work platforms? Reference

16.6.20. Are structural type materials used for scaffold couplers (i.e., drop-forged steel, malleable
iron, or structural grade aluminum)? Reference

16.6.21. Are rigid diagonal bracings provided to the vertical members? Reference

16.6.22. Are handrails provided on mobile ladder stands that have more than four steps or 60 inches
vertical height? Reference

16.6.23. Are protective guardrails and mid-rails (when required), installed and secured with bolts,
pins or other locking devices on mobile work platforms and ladder stands for work four (4) feet or
more above ground or floor? Reference

16.6.24. Are reflective materials for marking mobile work platforms used to the maximum extent
authorized by TOs? Reference

16.6.25. Are work platforms secured against movement when not being transported? Reference

16.6.26. Are mobile work platform and/or ladder stands inspected daily before use? Reference

16.6.27. Are mobile platforms and ladders used for fuel cell repair or other hazardous areas equipped
with bonding and (or) ground connections and static discharge plates for personnel to dissipate
accumulated static electricity? Reference

16.6.28. Is maintenance of mobile work platforms and ladder stands accomplished as required by
applicable 35-series TOs? Reference

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.