are intended for level surface use. Do not
use on inclined surfaces
outriggers & Interlocks properly
devices and protection must be worn
Compliance Operator Training is required to
safely operate this equipment.
lift standards require operators to read the
operator's manual prior to use.
pre-start inspection. These can cover
controls, safety devices, machine
components, and warning signs and decals.
perform required pre-start inspections of
the machine, as well as the workplace, in
order to avoid possible unsafe conditions
such as drop-offs, holes, bumps, floor
obstructions, debris, overhead obstructions,
inadequate surface support, and hazardous
wind and weather conditions.
ensure the lift is handled within the limits
set by the manufacturer
The safety of
the operator as well as others depends on
the actions of the operator; therefore, the
operator must follow good safety practices
repairs and maintenance to be made by a
qualified person using equivalent
operator's manuals are on the machine
As with any piece of equipment, safety should be
the primary concern. Remember every lift brand
Each operator should familiarize themselves with
that particular machine. If someone is not
familiar, they should always refer to the
operating manual provided.
Before each use, visually inspect the equipment.
This inspection should include making sure parts
are in proper working order, checking fluid
levels, tire condition, proper tire inflation
and the legibility of safety decals. It is
equally important to survey the work area and
adjacent space to gauge ground conditions and
any overhead hazards such as power lines and
hanging objects. Operators should also wear a
safety harness while they are operating the
machine. Each person who will operate the lift
must understand the proper operation of the
machine, its intended use and maintenance
Also understand any applicable aerial lift
You can find OSHA guidelines at
this site. Information on ANSI rules is at