MU Building Services Lift Training

Report
MU BUILDING
SERVICES
LIFT TRAINING
Updated Fall 2012
MANDATORY ITEMS NEEDED
To use the Scissor Lift, you will need at least:
 The “Sissor Lift Key” Key

Proper Harness & Lanyard
 Trained Spotter for Safety
MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT ON SCISSOR LIFT
All Tools, Equipment, Gear and
Persons can altogether weigh
no-more than
scissor lift.
600 lbs on the
IT’S NOT A CRANE
PRE-USE INSPECTION
Look for Hazards
Look for Leaks
Look for Damage
Report ANY problems
to MU Building
Services
CRUISING IN THE MU
Drivers need to get low
and take a knee when
cruising thru low
overhead
environments!
BEWARE hazards in
driving the platform
thru a doorway!
SAFETY RAILS KEEP YOU SAFE!
DO NOT
•Sit on Rail
•Stand on Rail
•Lean Over Rail
WHERE DO I CLIP IN?
There are Six
(6) approved
anchor “clipin” points on
the work
platform.
DECALS AND WARNINGS
IT IS CALLED A “SCISSOR” LIFT FOR A REASON
Use extreme caution
when using anything
that might hang off the
work platform, or might
get caught in the
scissor mechanism.
ANOTHER SPECIAL FEATURE
Lets you work
above
obstructions or
in areas where
pulling close to
the wall is not
advantageous
HOW DO I DRIVE THIS THING?
The Joystick has:
A dead-man-grip
(lift won’t move unless you squeeze with your hand)
A rocker-switch
(that turns the wheels left or right)
Toggle Switch LEFT for UP/DOWN vertical
operation on the Joystick
Toggle Switch RIGHT for FORWARD/BACK
driving operation on the Joystick
Battery
Gauge
LOWER (EMERGENCY) CONTROLS
Lower Controls should be used during the
following situations:
•During Pre-Use Inspection of Lift Functions
•By the Spotter ONLY After Given Permission
to Operate a Function by the Operator
•By the Spotter To Override the Upper Controls
and Gain Access to the Operator in the Event
of an Emergency
WHAT DOES THE SPOTTER DO?
Spotters walk ahead and around of the operating lift
and pay special attention to the lift route of travel to
watch and warn the operator about:
•Doorways
•Blind corners
•Low overhead clearances
•People approaching from front or rear
•Hazards on the floor like power cords or tools
SPOTTERS’ JOB AT DOORWAYS
•Automatic doors must be propped or held open
long enough to allow the lift to pass through the
doorway
•When entering and exiting the
elevator, spotter must hold
the “Door Open” button open
until the lift is fully on or fully
off the elevator car.

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