be operated unless permission has been obtained from the worker in the lift, except in case of
k. Climbers will not be worn while performing work from an aerial lift.
l. The insulated portion of an aerial lift will not be altered in any manner that might reduce
its insulating value.
m. Before moving an aerial lift for travel, the boom(s) will be inspected to see that
equipment is properly cradled and outriggers are in the stowed position.
Other Aerial Lift Requirements
Observe the following safety requirements.
a. The operating and maintenance instruction manuals issued by the manufacturer will be
b. Shock loading (sudden stops or starts) of the equipment will be avoided.
c. When a boom should be maneuvered over a street or highway, necessary precautions
will be taken to avoid accidents with traffic and pedestrians.
d. The operator will always face in the direction in which the bucket is moving and will
see that the path of the boom or bucket is clear when it is being moved.
e. Workers will not ride in the bucket while the truck is traveling. (Exceptions: Workers
may ride in the bucket for short distances at the work location if the bucket is returned to the
cradled position for each move and the workers face the direction of travel.)
f. When workers are in the bucket of an aerial lift, the emergency brake of the vehicle will
be set. Wheel chocks or outriggers will be used to provide added protection. When the vehicle is
on an incline, wheel chocks will be used regardless of whether or not outriggers are used. The
truck should sit approximately level when viewed from the rear.
g. Workers will not stand or sit on the top or edge of the bucket or on ladders placed in
the bucket. Workers' feet will be on the floor of the bucket the entire time they are in it.