Best Practices - Aerial Work Platform The guide has been completed for all in the industry to present a clear and concise understanding of what is required by all parties when it comes to general training and familiarization.
Boom lift fatality Two men were in the basket of JGL 860SJ Boomlift at the time when it was travelling along a grassed area near the plant compound (photos) when the right hand front wheel broke through a soakwell causing a catapult effect to the boom lift resulting one worker to be thrown out of the basket who died at the scene. The other worker is bruised all over and is severely traumatised.
Manlift Fatality A double fatality occurred when a man lift toppled over at a construction site on the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company campus in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Aerial/Scissor Lift Program Aerial/scissor lifts pose a serious safety hazard if not used properly. It is the policy of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to train employees on the hazards of operating aerial lifts and to ensure such equipment is safety maintained.
Sample Aerial Lift Policy Manual The purpose of this manual is to define the requirements for safely operating an aerial lift device on the Goucher College campus. All employees, students, and contract personnel shall operate these devices in accordance with this policy.
Aerial Lift Program The Indiana University-Purdue University, Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has developed this program to establish guidelines for the safe operation and use of aerial lifts by University employees.
Scissor Lift Fatality An employee working from the scissor lift, approximately 20 feet above the ground, was lowering a large portion of the rack to the ground using a strap on the side of the scissor lift. The side loading of the scissor lift caused the lift to become unstable. The weight of the rack was too much for the lift to handle. This resulted in the lift tipping over sideways. The employee road the lift to the ground, sustaining fatal injuries.
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