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1 Aerial Lifts University of Wisconsin Eau Claire By: Chaizong Lor

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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. Aerial Lifts

6 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.

7 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

8 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.

9 Aerial Lifts Set Up Cont. – For TMZ – 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

10 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

11 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.

12 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.

13 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.

14 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.

15 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.

16 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.

17 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. Aerial Lifts

18 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.

19 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.

20 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. Aerial Lifts

21 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. Aerial Lifts

22 Ground Panel Controls 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

23 Any Questions ??


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