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