6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
acting as the ground person during the operation of the lift must be qualified and have
received training in accordance with the manufacturer's operation manual and the
applicable ANSI standard.
Note: Navy personnel shall follow the licensing requirements of NAVFAC P-300. /1/
10-14.4.1 Drivers of aerial bucket trucks must be constantly alert to the fact that the
vehicle has exposed equipment above the elevation of the truck cab, and will be sure
that roadways provide the necessary overhead clearance. They must avoid the need to
move the truck into the opposing traffic stream by prior planning of the order of work.
10-14.4.2 Any backing of the truck must be done slowly and under the direction of one
person on the ground. This person must have an unobstructed view of the intended
path of the vehicle.
10-14.4.3 Do not move a truck with the boom elevated in working position. Booms
shall be properly secured in the cradled position prior to any movement.
10-14.4.4 When traveling to and from job sites, pin-on type buckets, must be removed
and stored on the truck, or secured in a horizontal position to the boom, to avoid
obstructing the driver's vision.
Setting Up and Knocking Down at the Job Site.
Upon arriving at the work area, legally park the truck while the vehicle and
pedestrian warning signs, lights, and barricades are being placed. Give careful
consideration to the location of overhead conductors and the surrounding conditions
before the truck is moved into the work position. Make every effort to place the truck so
that all work areas at that location may be reached by the boom without movement of
\ Perform a job site "tail-gate" safety briefing including application of
operational risk management principles; refer to Section 1.4.4 and 2.3.2 and Table 2-6.
Note: Air Force Only Job site "tail-gate safety briefings including application of
operational risk management principles actions must be documented in writing. /1/
10-14.5.2 Available footing for the truck wheels and outriggers must be examined
carefully and extra caution exercised if there is snow, ice, mud, soft ground, or other
unusual conditions. Blind ditches, manholes, culverts, cesspools, wells, and similar
construction features are additional possible hazards.
10-14.5.3 Before lowering the stabilizers, outriggers, or hydraulic jacks, the operator
must be certain that no persons are close enough to be injured. Wheels must be
chocked and cribbing may be needed to ensure stability of the truck body.