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. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 16 minute full length version.

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Reaching high places can be challenging in many work environments. But whether they're on a construction site, changing light bulbs in a warehouse, or performing outdoor utility work, employees often use aerial lifts to help them access work areas that would otherwise be almost impossible to get to.

Atlantic Training's Aerial Lifts in Industrial and Construction Environments Training DVD program reviews the various types of aerial lifts, makes employees aware of the hazards that are associated with these lifts, and gives them the information that they'll need to work safely… whether they're using a lift or working around one.

Topics covered in the program include:

  • How to Properly Inspect Aerial Equipment
  • The types of aerial lifts and the training required to operate them.
  • The hazards associated with using aerial lifts.
  • "Pre-start" and "worksite" inspections.
  • Setting up, operating and moving an aerial lift.
  • Working on the ground near an aerial lift.
  • and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 16 minute preview.

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.