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Aerial Lifts. University of Wisconsin Eau Claire By: Chaizong Lor. Aerial Lifts. Training Objectives Types of Aerial Lifts Safety information Operations/Pre-Operation Inspection Work place Inspection Set-up Standard Features Safe Work Practice Two Major Safety Hazards

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Aerial Lifts

University of Wisconsin

Eau Claire

By: Chaizong Lor


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Aerial Lifts

  • Training Objectives

    • Types of Aerial Lifts

    • Safety information

    • Operations/Pre-Operation Inspection

    • Work place Inspection

    • Set-up

    • Standard Features

    • Safe Work Practice

    • Two Major Safety Hazards

    • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Hazards/Precautions


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Aerial Lifts

  • Types of Aerial Lifts and locations

    • Auto Shop: TMZ-34/19

    • McPhee Room 104: AWP-24

    • McPhee Rooms 164/263A: UL-31/37


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Aerial Lifts

  • Safety Information:

    • Work platform is to be used by trained and authorized operators only.

    • Maximum platform capacity:

      • TMZ-34/19 is 500 pounds & possible 2 persons.

      • AWP-24 is 300 pounds & no more than one person

      • UL31/37 is 300 pounds & no more than one person


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Aerial Lifts

  • Operations:

    • Only Authorized persons can operate lifts (Classroom, Hands-on competency is required).

    • Aerial Lifts are checked out or reserved at the FP&M office by authorized persons only.

    • Ground personnel must be properly trained and authorized for lift operation.

    • Inspection of the lift must be performed before use.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Pre-Operation Inspection

    • Be sure that the manuals are legible and in the storage container located on the platform

    • Be sure that all decals are legible and in place

    • Check the hydraulic power unit oil level

    • Platform and Ground Control Panel must be tested prior to use to determine that such controls Panel are in safe working condition.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Work Place Inspection

    • Do a visual inspection of the work area prior to beginning work

      • Hazardous locations

        • Drop-offs or holes

        • Bumps, floor obstruction or debris

        • Inadequate surface support to withstand all load forces imposed by the machine

      • Clearance

      • Overhead obstructions

        • High voltage conductors

      • The presence of unauthorized personnel

      • Other possible unsafe conditions


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Aerial Lifts

  • Set up

    • Position machine below desired work area

    • Insert key and turn to the ground control position

    • Pull out the red Emergency Stop buttons at the ground and platform controls

    • For TMZ – 34/19:

      • Pull the four (4) outriggers release handle and lower the outriggers, and be sure the outrigger lock pins are locked

    • For AWP – 24 and UL - 31/37:

      • Remove the four (4) outriggers from their storage sockets and slide into base sockets until lock pins snap into outrigger holes.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Set Up Cont.

    • ForTMZ – 34/19, AWP – 24, and UL – 31/37:

      • Adjust the four (4) outrigger leveling jacks by turning jack handle clockwise until each pad is in firm contact with floor.

      • Check the interlock display lights at the ground controls (TMZ-34/19 and AWP -24 only):

        • Confirm that the corresponding light is on

        • If the interlock display light is flashing, continue adjusting the outrigger until the light is on

      • While watching the base bubble level, continue to adjust each leveling jacks until base is level (bubble in the center circle)

      • Repeat procedure for each of the remaining outriggers


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Standard Features

  • Aerial Lift TMZ – 34/19

    • 40 ft. Working Height

    • 34 ft. Platform Height

    • 19 ft. Horizontal Reach

    • 360 Degree Turntable Rotation non-continuous

  • Aerial Lift AWP -24

    • 30 ft. Working Height

    • 24 ft. Platform Height

  • Aerial Lift UL – 31/37

    • 31 ft. Platform Height


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Aerial Lifts

  • Safe Work Practices

    • Ground controls shall not be operated during use, unless instructed to do so by person in the platform or in an emergency.

    • Never elevate platform unless all four (4) outriggers are properly installed, leveling jacks contact floor and base is level.

    • Never adjust leveling jacks while platform is occupied.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Safe Work Practices Cont.

    • Employees shall always stand firmly on the floor of the basket.

      • Do not stand, sit or climb on edge of the basket or guard rails.

      • Do not use planks, ladders, or other devices for a work position.

    • Keep the platform floor clear of debris.

    • Do not override safety devices.

    • Learn and practice the principles of safe machine operation contained in the operator’s manual.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Two Major Safety Hazards:

    • Electrocution Hazards - Caused by operating close to power lines.

      • It is easy to accidentally contact energized power lines.

      • This machine is not electrically insulated and will not provide protection from contact with electrical current.

      • If lift comes in contact with energized lines, personnel on the ground or in the platform must not touch or operate the machine until energized power lines are shut off.

      • Do not operate the machine during lighting or storms.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Two Major Safety Hazards Cont.

    • Fall Hazards - Caused by improper operation and/or improper set up.

      • Fall hazard due to the potential for being bounced out of lift or from climbing out of the basket.

      • Over reaching

      • Swinging under over hanging limbs, structures or lines.

      • Stumbling over tools inside the basket.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Hard hats and Safety glasses are required whenever working from an aerial lift.

    • A full body harness and lanyard shall be worn

    • Lanyard needs to be attached to anchor provided in platform when working from an aerial lift.

    • All Aerial Lift operators must visual inspect the body harness & lanyard before each use.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Hazards / Precautions

    • Tip-Over Hazards

      • Do not drive or position lifts near the edge of loading docks drop-offs or holes.

      • Do not raise platform on uneven or soft surfaces

      • Do not drive onto uneven or soft surfaces when elevated

      • Do not raise platform in windy or gusty conditions

      • Do not use the platform as a crane (the TMZ-34/19 has a cargo hook that can be used in place of the platform to lift 500 pound loads).

      • Do not place or attach overhanging loads to any part of the platform.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Hazards / Precautions Cont.

    • Tip over Hazards Cont.

      • Do not place ladders or scaffolds in platform or against any part of this machine.

      • Be sure all tires are in good condition and lug nuts are properly tightened.

      • Do not push the machine or other objects with the boom.

      • Do not contact adjacent structures with the boom.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Hazards / Precaution Cont.

    • Collision Hazards

      • Be aware of boom position when rotating the TMZ -34/19 turntable.

      • Do not lower the boom unless the area below is clear of personnel and obstructions.

      • Check work area for overhead obstructions or other possible hazards.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Hazards/Precaution Cont.

    • Component Damage Hazards

      • Do not fully lower the booms unless the booms are aligned with the tongue. The booms must be lowered onto the boom rests.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Hazards / Precaution Cont.

    • Lifting Hazards

      • Use proper lifting techniques to move, load or unload the machine.

      • Use proper lifting techniques when installing or removing the platform.

    • Damaged Machine Hazards

      • Do not use a damaged or malfunctioning machine.


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Aerial Lifts

  • Hazards / Precaution Cont.

    • Battery Safety

      • Burn Hazards

        • Batteries contain acid. Always wear protective clothing and eyewear when working with batteries.

      • Explosion Hazards

        • Do not contact the battery terminals or the cable clamps with tools that may cause sparks.

      • Electrocution Hazards

        • Inspect daily for damage cord, cables and wires. Replace damaged items before operating

      • Lifting Hazard

        • Use the appropriate number of people and proper lifting techniques when lifting batteries.


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11 Turntable rotate left/right buttons

8 Battery charge indicator

5 Emergency stop button

2 Horn

3 Jib boom raise/lower button

6 Outrigger interlock display lights

9 Speed select buttons

12 Primary boom raise/lower buttons

10 Power indicator light

1 Secondary boom raise/lower button

7 Key switch for ground/off/platform selection

4 Stop indicator light

Ground Panel Controls


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Any Questions

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Please visit FP&M Website

(www.uwec.edu/facmgt./index.htm)

for additional information.


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