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TM 5-684/NAVFAC MO-200/AFJMAN 32-1082
(7) Boom and basket load limits specified by
singly or in combination to elevate personnel to
the manufacturer will not be exceeded.
job-sites aboveground.
(8) The brakes will be set; and, when outrig-
(1) Extensible boom platforms.
gers are used, they will be positioned on pads or a
(2) Aerial ladders.
solid surface. Wheel chocks will be installed before
(3) Articulating boom platforms.
using an aerial lift on an incline, provided they can
(4) Vertical towers.
be safely installed.
b. Manufacture. Aerial equipment may be made
(9) General1y, an aerial lift truck will not be
of metal, wood, fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP),
moved when the boom is elevated in a working
or other material; may be powered or manually op-
position with men in the basket.
erated; and is deemed to be an aerial lift whether or
(10) Articulating boom and extensible boom
not the equipment is capable of rotating about a
platforms, primarily designed as personnel carriers,
substantially vertical axis.
will have both platform (upper) and lower controls.
c. Rules. The following specific OSHA rules apply.
Upper controls will be in or beside the platform,
(1) Aerial ladders will be secured in the lower
within easy reach of the platform operator. Lower
traveling position, by the locking device on top of
controls will be in or beside the platform, within
the truck cab and the manually operated device at
easy reach of the at-grade operator. Lower controls
the base of the ladder, before the truck is moved for
will provide for overriding the upper controls. Con-
highway travel.
trols will be plainly marked as to their function.
(2) Lift controls will be tested each day prior to
Lower level controls will not be operated unless
use to determine that such controls are in safe
permission has been obtained from workers in the
working condition.
lift, except in case of emergency.
(3) Only authorized persons will operate an
(11) Climbers will not be worn while perform-
aerial lift.
ing work from an aerial lift.
(4) Belting off to an adjacent pole, structure, or
(12) The insulated portion of an aerial lift will
equipment while working from an aerial lift will not
not be altered in any manner that might reduce its
be permitted.
insulating value.
(5) Employees will always stand firmly on the
(13) Before moving an aerial lift for travel, the
floor of the basket and will not sit or climb on the
boom(s) will be inspected to see that equipment is
edge of the basket or use planks, ladders, or other
properly cradled and that outriggers are in stowed
devices for a work position.
(6) A body belt will be worn and a lanyard
d. Testing. Procedures for testing aerial-lift de-
attached to the boom or basket when working from
vices are described in chapter 15, section VIII.
an aerial lift.


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