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  1. Aerial Lift Training Boom Lift and Scissor Lift UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

  2. Course Overview • Universal Studios Site Policies • General Regulations • Terms and Operational Overview • Pre-start inspections • Capacity and Equipment Ratings • Safety Procedures • Power Lines • Starting and Operation the Lifts • Work Safety / Operating Rules • Fall Protection

  3. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS • Fall protection height • Working around guests • Working in teams of 2 • Special situations while working on rides • Parking lifts • Use of lifts compared to Camera Booms • Pre-start inspections

  4. General Regulations • The operator is responsible for the lift and its safe operation at all times • The operator is responsible for performing inspections • The supervisor is responsible for making sure they are done • The operator is responsible for making sure anyone in the lift has fall protection • Full body harness is mandatory

  5. Lift Terms & General Information • Types of Lifts • Manual vertical aerial platforms • Powered aerial platforms • Boom supported platforms • General types of lifts • Scissor Lift • Boom Lift • Articulation Boom Lift • Bucket Truck • Aerial Ladder

  6. Maximum Height • Working height is from ground to top of operators head when fully raised • Platform height is from ground to the bottom of the platform when fully raised

  7. Capacity Ratings • All lifts have a maximum capacity • Listed on the data plate • Includes all workers, tools and materials spread evenly over the platform • Boom lift load ratings • A lever machine which uses 2 wheels as fulcurm • The weight is counterbalanced by the weight on the opposite side of wheels • Boom capacity based on specific load at specific distance from wheels • Scissor lift capacity • Platform directly over the tires and lifted straight up.

  8. Safety Procedures • Basic Rules • Check work area for hazards • Maintain specified distances from power lines • Never allow ground personnel near machine • Never allow anyone to pass underneath • Wear approved fall protection • When unattended lower lift and prevent unauthorized access • Use all available safety and protective devices

  9. Checking Equipment • Check for missing or unreadable signs • Check for broken, missing or loose parts • Check pivot pins • Check tires • Check welds • Check hydraulic system • Check outriggers, stabilizers or axels • Check upper and lower controls • Check platform, guard rails and gates

  10. Checking Work Area • Check Ground or Floor • Inspect area to be traveled • Clean up oil spills • Plan your work area approach • Find a level area to lift from • Make sure your overhead area is free from obstructions or power lines

  11. Operations • Mount the lift properly • 3 points contact • Face the machine • Make sure shoes are clean • Use handrails to enter machine • Never use controls as handholds • Never mount a moving machine • Never climb the elevating assembly • Enter and Exit from the ground only • Approved entry and exit point when available

  12. Operational Safety • Know the capacity and never exceed it • Disperse load evenly • Do not carry materials on railings • Do not use lift as a crane • Only the certified operator should operate the controls • Operate the controls smoothly • Only use controls from operator station

  13. Never leave platform to an elevated location unless it is approved by the manufacturer • Never override any safety device or alarm • Never drive up to someone standing in front of a stationary object • Never position the unit over someone • Only travel in the full down stowed position • Bucket down and bucket forward • Pivot bucket when possible for ease of use

  14. Raise and Lower Safety • Make sure the machine is on level firm ground before raising • Use outriggers when available • Check clearance before raising unit • If the unit becomes entangled call for help, do not try and use controls to disengage • Never attach wires or cables to your unit

  15. Work Safety • Never use ladders, steps or other devices to provide additional reach • Never lean or sit on railings • Keep both feet on platform floor • Never belt off to an adjacent structure when working on the platform • Never use the structure as a welding ground • Only attach lanyards to approved attachment points not the guardrails

  16. Safe Shutdown and Dismount • Travel to suitable parking location • Place platform in full down position • Place controls in neutral • Shut off engine • Prevent unauthorized use • Never dismount a moving machine • Use 3 points of contact • Face the machine • Never jump from the machine

  17. Fall Protection • There are several types of fall protection, this class only discusses personal protection related to aerial lifts • Overview • Threshold of 6 feet for use of fall protection • Some companies use 4 feet • Prohibits body belts for fall protection

  18. Personal Fall Arrest System • A personal fall arrest system means a system used to arrest an employee in a fall from a working level. It consists of an anchorage, connectors, a body harness and may include a lanyard, deceleration device, lifeline, or suitable combinations of these. A body belt cannot be used for fall arrest.

  19. Requirements • Connectors • Drop forged, press or formed steel • Corrosion resistant with smooth edges • Dee Rings • Minimum tensile strength of 5000 lbs • Tested to minimum tensile load of 3600 lbs • Snap Hooks • Load and strength same as Dee Rings • Must be locking type

  20. Cont… • Lanyards • Minimum breaking strength of 5000 LBS • Be attached to each worker separately • Be protected against cuts and abrasions • Self Retracting lifelines or lanyards • Minimum tensile load of 3000 lbs if they limit the fall distance to 2 feet • Minimum tensile load of 5000 lbs if they do not limit the free fall to 2 feet • Ropes and Straps must be made from synthetic fibers

  21. Cont… • Anchorages • Free from anchorages that support or suspend platforms • Support at least 5000 lbs per attached worker or they must be designed and used in a personal fall arrest system that maintains a safety factor of at least 2 and is used under the supervisions of a qualified person. • Full Body Harness • Must be used only as a part of a personal fall arrest system • The attachment point must be in the center of the back near shoulder level or above the head. • Units with an attachment in the front can only be used for positioning not fall protection

  22. General Fall Protection Requirements • Employers must properly rescue a working in the event of a fall or make sure they can raise themselves. • No timeline on how quickly they must respond • A personal fall arrest system must: • Limit max force to 1800 lbs in a full body harness • Not allow a fall more than 6 feet or come in contact with a lower level • Bring worker to a complete stop within 3.5 feet • Withstand 2 times the potential impact of a worker falling 6 feet or the free fall distance allowed by the system whichever is less

  23. Cont… • Be remove from service if used to prevent a fall • Be inspected by a qualified person or the manufacture if used to prevent a fall • Not be attached to a guardrail or hoist • If used in a hoist area, be rigged so that the worker can only travel to the edge of the work surface