When using rough terrain scissor lifts, it is really essential to use extra care and be completely aware of your surroundings in order to be safe. The extended booms on the machinery act as levers from the center of the drive unit. Like for instance, a 6 inch bump could result in a 3 foot bounce when the driver is at the driver controls. Consider all other traffic nearby, because they might not know that you are moving. Plan your assent carefully. Park the boom lift on a flat surface which has no mud or water. These areas conceal deep potholes which could be possibly cause the occupants to fall if the tires fell into the holes. If provided, use all of the outriggers, extended to their full extension position. Be certain to just utilize approved wooden chalk blocks.
A lot of lifts operate from a metal platform on the end of the boom. The extended booms act as levers from the center of the drive unit. A 6-inch bump could cause a 3-foot bounce while you are at the driver controls. Be aware of all other traffic. They might not know that you are moving. Plan your assent. Park the boom lift on a flat surface free of any mud or water. These areas can conceal deep potholes wherein the lift tires can fall, tipping the occupants. Extend all outriggers, if provided, completely. Place just approved wooden chalk blocks underneath the outrigger pads to prevent the unit from moving.
Overhead power lines are a serious danger for lift drivers no matter what lift is being used. For example, if the driver of the platform is not being aware, or if the platform is being controlled by ground workers that can not accurately access proximity to wiring and therefore, either the worker or the platform itself could be easily brought into contact with electrical wires. The worker can be electrocuted unfortunately unless properly insulated.