Boom Lift License Vancouver - Just fully qualified persons should operate an aerial boom lift. Qualification could be attained through a combination of sessions in the classroom and practical training with the particular type of aerial lift that would be utilized on the job. A License is needed for any person who works on or operates an aerial boom lift.
Different types of vehicle-mounted aerial devices include extensible boom platforms, aerial ladders, vertical towers, articulating boom platforms, and whichever combination of these types.
There are some basic safety rules that apply to all boom lifts. Worker safety while inside the basket is a main concern. Workers must have on a body harness and lanyard connected to the boom or basket. Never tie off to an equipment, an adjacent pole or a structure. Personnel must stand on the basket floor, and never climb or sit on the basket edge. The manufacturer's load limits should be followed.
Lift operators have to be authorized to operate an aerial lift. The manufacturer's manual should be kept in the lift and the operator should be familiar with all aspects of that particular unit. Operators are responsible for making certain that safety procedures are followed in the operation of the lift. A daily test of lift controls should be done. Position outriggers and set brakes (if they are utilized) on a stable surface or on pads. When working on a slope, use wheel chocks.
Never move an aerial lift truck with an elevated boom while employees are inside the basket. Extensible boom platforms and articulating boom utilized as employees carriers must have accessible, plainly marked, upper controls. Except for in emergency cases, lower controls must not be utilized to override upper controls unless permission has been given by the person within the lift.
While working from an aerial lift, do not wear tree or pole climbers.
Do not alter the insulated part of the aerial lift.
Make sure that the booms are thoroughly checked, that the machinery is properly cradled and the outriggers are in the stowed position before moving.
Make certain that lifts being utilized in or near power lines are di-electrically tested and follow local regulations.