How to Properly Inspect Aerial Equipment

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What is a pre-start inspection, what is a work site inspection, where to find the things that need to be inspected, what are the things to check in an aerial lift before using, how to properly survey the work zone before operating a lift, what are the potential hazards outside your workplace, what are the potential hazards inside your workplace.

Video Transcript

The operator of the lift is responsible for inspecting the equipment before each day used. This pre-start inspection includes both of visual assessment and the operational check of the entire unit. The manual provided by the manufacturer give detailed information on how to inspect the lift you’ll be using. In general, check it that there are no loose or missing part of the unit and make sure the welds on the boom are free of cracks. Check that all warning signs and decals are readable, these display such critical information as the lift’s work load capacity, the maximum platform height and maximum operating pressure of hydraulic system. Inspect for leaks in the air, hydraulic fluid and fuel systems and make sure hydraulic hoses are free of kinks and pinch point. Be sure that tires are the correct air pressure and look for punctures and thread wear.