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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. 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.

  6. 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.

  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. • 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

  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. 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.

  18. 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.

  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. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. Any Questions ?? Please visit FP&M Website ( for additional information.