The Pre-Start Inspection should include each of the following:
Cleanliness – Check all surfaces for leakage, debris or foreign objects.
Decals and Placards – Check all for cleanliness and legibility. Make sure none of the decals and placards are missing. Make sure all illegible decals and placards are cleaned or replaced.
Operation, Safety, Service & Maintenance Manual – Make sure a copy of the Operation, Safety, Service & Maintenance Manual is enclosed in the weather resistant storage container.
Assembly – The machine must be fully assembled in accordance with Section 3.3.
Walk-Around Inspection – Refer to Section 2.3.
Powerpack – Charge as required (Section 3.4).
Function Check – Once the Walk-Around Inspection is complete, perform a function check of all systems in an area free of overhead and ground level obstructions. Refer to Section 2.4 for more specific instructions.
DAILY WALK-AROUND INSPECTION
Begin the Walk-Around Inspection at item one (1) as noted on the diagram Figure 2-1. Continue around machine checking each item in sequence for the conditions listed in the following check list.
WARNING: TO AVOID POSSIBLE INJURY, BE SURE DIRECTION SELECTOR IS IN THE “OFF” POSITION DURING WALK-AROUND INSPECTION. DO NOT OPERATE MACHINE UNTIL ALL MALFUNCTIONS HAVE BEEN CORRECTED.
NOTE: Do not overlook visual inspection of the base frame underside. Check this area for objects, debris, corrosion and cracks.
NOTE: The mast and carriage components should be clean and free from oil, grease and dirt. Do not lubricate mast or carriage components, especially brake shoes.
Walk-Around Inspection Components
NOTE: On all components, make sure there are no loose or missing parts, everything is securely fastened, no visible damage, or excessive wear exists in addition to any other criteria mentioned.
Rear Wheels - Check for any debris stuck to or around wheels. Make sure bolts are fastened. Make sure castor locks operate properly (if equipped).
Base Frame - Check for cracks or corrosion, especially around the mast-stump base (see Figure 2-2.). Check level bubble is clean and secure.
Mast Assembly - No cracks or corrosion, especially around base and flange; no excess wear, kinks, nicks or damage; carriage running surfaces smooth and unobstructed; free of dust, oil & grease
Carriage Frame - check for visible cracks; check rollers for visible wear; check carriage frame welds for visible cracks (see Figure 2-2.).
Gearbox - check for any oil leaks, especially around bottom shaft seal.
Swivel Castor Mechanism and Adjustable Feet - Check for any debris stuck to or around wheels or mechanism. Check adjustable feet for damage. Rubber pads and tire must be in good order.
Check rope is not frayed or damaged (Figure 2-4.).
Ensure it is tensioned tightly and seated properly around take-up drum
Ensure it is seated correctly over mast-cap (Figure 2-5.)
and at anchor point at back of mast (Figure 2-6.).
Indications that rope needs replacement include
Manual Descent Crank - Ensure it is present and securely attached (Figure 2-8.).
Powerpack and Control Console (optional) - Ensure it is properly mounted and secured. Button, triggers and switches not obscured or damaged; decals secure and legible; emergency stop switch reset for operation; control markings legible. Battery is installed and secure.
Platform Assembly and Gate - Check mounting pins are not loose; platform railing is undamaged; platform latch is engaged on carriage (Figure 2-7.); self-closing entry gates are in proper working order; no cracks or corrosion visible.
Tool Tray - See next page for Tool Tray Pre-Start Inspection Procedure
Tool Tray Pre-Start Inspection
Prior to use of the tool tray, check the following:
Maximum Load: The maximum permissible load on the tool tray is 15kg (33 lb.) evenly distributed.
Once the Walk-Around inspection is complete, perform a function check of all systems in an area free of overhead and ground level obstructions.
WARNING: IF THE MACHINE DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY, TURN OFF THE MACHINE IMMEDIATELY! REPORT THE PROBLEM TO THE PROPER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL. DO NOT OPERATE THE MACHINE UNTIL IT IS DEEMED SAFE FOR OPERATION.
Function Check Items
Base Brake - Step on base to ensure the swivel castor retracts properly
Adjustable Feet - Check both rotate freely up and down; check that rubber pads are installed and not excessively worn.
Emergency Stop Button (optional powerpack) - ensure all machine functions are disabled when the emergency stop button is activated (pressed in) - then RESET the emergency stop button by twisting it in the direction indicated by the arrows.
WARNING: TO AVOID COLLISION AND INJURY IF PLATFORM DOES NOT STOP WHEN A CONTROL IS RELEASED, USE THE EMERGENCY STOP BUTTON TO STOP THE MACHINE.
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