When using rough terrain scissor lifts, it is vital to utilize extra care and be fully aware of your environment in order to maintain safety. The extended booms on the equipment act as levers from the drive unit's center. Like for instance, a 6 inch bump can cause a 3 foot bounce when the driver is at the driver controls. Take into account all other traffic nearby, as they might not know that you are moving. Plan your assent carefully. Park the boom lift on a flat surface which has no water or mud. These areas cover deep potholes that can be possibly cause the occupants to fall if the tires fell into the holes. If provided, utilize all of the outriggers, completely extended. Be certain to just utilize wooden chalk blocks which are approved.
Several lifts would operate from the end of the boom on a metal platform. Extended booms act levers on the drive unit. While you are at the driver controls, a 6-inch bump could lead to a 3-foot bounce. Be aware of all other traffic. They might not be aware that you are moving. Plan your assent. Park the boom lift on a flat surface free of any mud or water. These areas can cover deep potholes in which the lift tires can fall, tipping the occupants. Extend all outriggers, if provided, to the full extension position. Place just approved wooden chalk blocks underneath the outrigger pads in order to prevent the unit from moving.
Overhead power lines are a serious hazard for lift drivers regardless of what lift is being utilized. Like for example, if the platform driver is not being aware, or if the platform is being controlled by employees on the ground that is not able to accurately access nearness to wiring and therefore, either the platform itself or the worker could be easily brought into contact with electrical wires. The employee might be electrocuted unfortunately unless correctly insulated.