Lift Evaluation

Key Off Procedures

  • Operator Manual & Decals are in place and legible

  • Check Hydraulic cylinders/lifting mechanism/fluid level

  • Check welds, pins, missing nuts or bolts, and other structural parts for cracks and defects

  • Check outriggers, outrigger limiting switches, and locking pins

  • Check platform entry mid-rail/gate, and platform housekeeping

  • Examine Battery (physical condition) and fire extinguisher (when applicable)

  • Check battery charge level - can unit operate the length of the job?

  • Tires/Rollers/Monitor air pressure if pneumatic

Key On Procedures

  • Check all ground controls for proper operation- Including emergency lowering switch

  • Check all basket controls, foot switch, and horn for proper operation

  • Battery discharge indicator & hour meter functioning

  • Steering & drive function operating correctly

  • Check limit switches, alarms, and flashing beacon (if equipped)

Site Assessment

  • Use this to fill out site assessment before every location that is used during your shift

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Site Evaluation

  • Is work area structurally strong enough to handle the lift?

  • Work area free of drop offs?

  • Surface area where lift to be used level?

  • Surface area where lift to be used free of obstructions?

  • Are there ramps or other sloped surfaces that could impact lift stability?

  • Checked for overhead obstructions or restricted places?

  • Are you aware of the rated weight capacity of this lift?

  • Will lift be used for electrical work, or near high voltage lines?

  • Is wind or other weather a concern?

  • Are winds below 28mph?

  • List of any potentially hazardous site conditions that could affect the safe operation of this lift:

  • Attach a photo of work area

Process/Use of Lift

  • Has the proper lift been chosen for the type of work being conducted?

  • Does the lift have the proper height and capacity for the job that will be done?

  • Is the appropriate PPE being used?

  • Is the basket free of trip hazards?

  • Is there sufficient lighting for the workspace?

  • Is the work area close to exits, hydrants, extinguishers, door ways, or other obstructions?

  • List below any other potentially hazardous site conditions that could affect safe operation of this lift:

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