It is vital to use extra care when utilizing a rough terrain scissor lift. Operators should be fully aware of the surrounding environment. Extended booms on the equipment act as levers from the center of the drive unit. Like for instance, a 6 inch bump could lead to a 3 foot bounce when the operator is at the driver controls. Take into account all other traffic in the vicinity, because they may not know that you are moving. Plan your assent cautiously. Park the boom lift on a flat surface that has no mud or water. These areas conceal deep potholes that can be probably cause the occupants to fall if the tires fell into the holes. If provided, use all of the outriggers, fully extended. Be sure to only use approved wooden chalk blocks.
Many lifts work from a metal platform on the end of the boom. The extended booms act as levers from the center of the drive unit. A 6-inch bump could cause a 3-foot bounce while you are at the driver controls. Be aware of all other traffic. They might not be aware that you are moving. Plan your assent. Park the boom lift on a flat surface free of any mud or water. These areas could conceal deep potholes wherein the lift tires could fall, tipping the occupants. Extend all outriggers, if provided, to the full extension position. Place just approved wooden chalk blocks under the outrigger pads in order to prevent the unit from moving.
A serious hazard for lift operators is overhead power lines. This is due regardless of what type of lift is utilized. For example, if the driver of the platform is not being aware, or if the platform is being controlled by personnel on the ground that is not able to accurately access nearness to wiring and hence, either the platform itself or the worker could be easily brought into contact with electrical wires. The worker can be electrocuted unfortunately unless properly insulated.