Aerial lifts may not be "field modified" unless such modification is
certified by the manufacturer.
Aerial Lift Safety
Comply with safety precautions.
a. Aerial ladders will be secured in the lower traveling positions by the locking device on
top of the truck cab and the manually operated device at the base of the ladder, before the truck is
moved for highway travel.
b. Lift controls will be tested each day prior to use to determine that such controls are in
safe working condition.
c. Only authorized persons will operate an aerial lift.
d. Belting off to an adjacent pole, structure, or equipment while working from an aerial
lift will not be permitted.
e. Workers will always stand firmly on the floor of the bucket and will not sit or climb on
the edge of the bucket or use planks, ladders, or other devices for a work position.
f. A body harness will be worn and a lanyard attached to the boom or bucket while
working from an aerial lift.
g. Boom and bucket load limits specified by the manufacturer will not be exceeded.
h. The brakes will be set and outriggers, when used, will be positioned on pads or a solid
surface. Wheel chocks will be installed before using an aerial lift on an incline, provided they can
be safely installed.
i. Generally, an aerial lift truck will not be moved when the boom is elevated in a working
position with workers in the bucket.
j. Articulating boom and extensible boom platforms, primarily designed as personnel
carriers, will have both platform (upper) and lower controls. Upper controls will be in or beside
the platform within easy reach of the operator. Lower controls will provide for overriding the
upper controls. Controls will be plainly marked as to their function. Lower level controls will not