Category Archives: Aerial Lifts/Platforms

Lifts and Platforms

More important, articulated boom lifts have the propensity for the bucket to catapult the worker from the bucket on occasion.  If the boom is extended while the unit is being moved, a small curb, obstruction, or floor hole cover could cause the arm to exaggerate the movement in the bucket and throw the worker from it.  This is why the use of fall arrest system is critical for work in articulated boom equipment.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition” page 178.

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Tree-Trimming Harnesses

Harnesses and fliplines and lanyards and lifelines should follow the ANSI Z133.1 standard. Use of aerial lifts is encouraged in lieu of tree climbing.  Aerial lifts should be well maintained, and fall protection should be provided.  Platforms should be equipped with escape devices in case bees are disturbed while cutting trees and bushes and there is an immdiate need for a speedy controlled descent.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition” page 208.

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