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Aerial Lift Pre-start Inspection

Prior to each work shift, conduct a pre-start inspection to verify that the equipment and all its components are in safe operating condition. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and include a check of:

Vehicle components

  • Proper fluid levels (oil,hydraulic,fuel and coolant); 
  • Leaks of fluids; 
  • Wheels and tires; 
  • Battery and charger; 
  • Lower-level controls; 
  • Horn,gauges,lights and backup alarms; 
  • Steering and brakes

Lift components

  • Operating and emergency controls; 
  • Personal protective devices; 
  • Hydraulic,air,pneumatic,fuel and electrical systems; 
  • Fiberglass and other insulating components; 
  • Missing or unreadable placards, warnings, or operational, instructional and control markings; 
  • Mechanical fasteners and locking pins;
  • Cable and wiring harnesses;
  • Outriggers,stabilizers and other structures; • Loose or missing parts;
  • Guardrail systems.

Do not operate any aerial lift if any of these components are defective until it is repaired by a qualified person. Remove defective aerial lifts from service (tag out) until repairs are made. 

 

 

Source: OSHA

 

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IRWIN Industries, Inc. is a full-service construction, maintenance, outage, turnaround and fabrication company serving America's energy and industrial infrastructure markets since 1922.

We provide a safe, qualified and experienced workforce with a focus on safe operations and customer satisfaction.

Our goal is to build long-term relationships with our customers and provide the highest value by delivering safe, high quality, cost effective, and dependable results.

IRWIN Industries, Inc.
Construction     Maintenance     Fabrication     Turnarounds
Planned Outages     Specialty / Code Welding     Plant Retrofits and Modifications
Electrical & Instrumentation     UL Control Panel Fabrication     Industrial Scaffolding

Corporate Office
1580 W. Carson Street, Long Beach, California 90810 | (310) 233-3000

Fabrication Facility
5901 Edison Drive, Oxnard, California 93033 | (805) 874-3050

Bay Area Office
4861 Sunrise Drive, Suite #107, Martinez, California 94553 | (925) 228-2842

Power Plant Services
6776 E. 47th Ave. Drive, Denver, Colorado 80216 | (303) 320-3047
210 Cember Way, Suite E, Summerville, South Carolina 29485 | (843) 419-6762

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