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Aerial Lift Pre Operation Inspection Checklist

This pre-use checklist intends to identify defects and safety hazards before operation. The main aim of a pre-start checklist inspection is to ensure that your equipment is safe to use.
MaintainX
07/21/2022

Aerial Lift Pre Operation Inspection Checklist

This pre-use checklist intends to identify defects and safety hazards before operation. The main aim of a pre-start checklist inspection is to ensure that your equipment is safe to use.
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  • Ensure proper operation of engine and lifting devices. Verify no indication of vibration, etc.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check for proper fluid levels: fuel, oil, hydraulic, coolant, etc.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are there any evident fluid leaks: fuel, oil, hydraulic, coolant, etc.?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Read and obey warnings, placards and control markings.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Verify external fall protection system cable tension and slip indicator have not been triggered and no damage is evident.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Platform gate—Good condition? Opens and closes properly?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Boom slide pads—No scratching evident on boom & appears to be properly lubricated?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Structural damage—is there any evidence of damage (cracks, bends, breaks, frayed wires)?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Tires in good condition? No chunks of tire missing, inflated to proper pressure, etc.?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Battery fluid level to manufacture specification? (Important as dry batteries can explode!)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Battery terminals free of excessive corrosion and/or grease?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Upper and lower control panels are labeled and function normally? (Proper RPMS/idle, no evidence of vibration.)?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Verify platform load is within rated capacity. Do not lift unknown weights. Adhere to posted limits.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Ensure all warning devices are functional by starting engine, check alarms, emergency controls, horns, level indicators, lights, etc.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Rotation system—Rotate turret to check for proper operation.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Decals and Warning labels—are they present, readable and understood?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • CAUTION: Any time an aerial lift is found to be unsafe, contributing to unsafe conditions or in need of repair it must be removed from service and the supervisor notified.

Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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