Operation of Aerial Lift Equipment Near Energized Electrical Facilities
Electrical workers may operate aerial lift equipment between the
distances specified in Table 11 and the distances specified in Table 12 if
all of the following conditions are met:
a. A job hazard analysis has been done.
b. A hot line order has been obtained.
c. The activity is being performed under the direct supervision of a designated person
who is trained and competent in this type of work.
d. The distances between energized parts and the aerial lift equipment is monitored while
the aerial lift equipment is being moved and/or repositioned.
e. The aerial lift equipment is grounded.
f. No one, other than necessary workers, are within 3 meters (10 feet) of the equipment
during its operation. Workers are to perform their work while on the equipment; not from a
position on the ground.
7.2.2 Types of Aerial Lifts. Aerial lifts include the following types of vehicle-mounted
aerial devices used to elevate personnel to job-sites above ground.
a. Extensible boom platforms.
b. Aerial ladders.
c. Articulating boom platforms.
d. Vertical towers.
e. A combination of any of the above.
7.2.3 Aerial Lift Manufacturing Requirements. Aerial equipment may be made of
metal, wood, fiberglass reinforced plastic (FPR), or other material; may be powered or manually
operated; and are deemed to be aerial lifts whether or not they are capable of rotating about a
substantially vertical axis.