SWP_ Grounds_ Boom Truck or Aerial Device

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					CSUS                                         Safe Work Practices
Environmental Health and Safety
                                              LR-50 Boom Truck
                                               with Aerial Device

The truck and Aerial Device (hereafter “boom truck”) is a truck-mounted,
double boom, articulating, one-man lift for use only within the range and
weight parameters specified in the Operator’s Manual for the LR-50 model.
This SWP addresses only the operation of the specified aerial device, and
presumes that the operator of the truck is licensed and authorized in its
operation. Should another boom truck be purchased or rented, operators
will need another safety training program specific to the new device. The
boom truck is managed by the CSUS Facilities Management Grounds

1.     Only trained operators who are authorized by management are
       allowed to operate the boom truck. Training shall consist of the
       following parts:
       1.1   Classroom training furnished by the Department of
             Environmental Health and Safety
       1.2   Careful study of the Operator’s Manual
       1.3   Operations and safety training provided by experienced
             personnel within the department or shop authorized to use the
             boom truck
       1.4   Read and sign this safe work practice.

2.     Do not modify or attempt to modify the structure or operation of the
       truck or aerial device without management approval.

3.     Operator cannot be subject to epileptic seizures, dizziness or any
       other disability which may impair his/her ability to operate the aerial
       device. If an operator becomes physically or mentally unfit, he shall
       disqualify himself or be disqualified by management.

CSUS                                             Safe Work Practices
Environmental Health and Safety
                                                 LR-50 Boom Truck
                                                 with Aerial Device

4.     To operate the aerial device, operator shall have completed Fall
       Protection training, wear an approved body harness and lanyard in
       good condition, and must hook up the lanyard to the attachment
       point on the basket prior to elevation.

5.     The aerial device shall not be operated with fewer than two qualified
       operators. Attendant on the ground shall remain in the immediate
       area of the truck, shall pay attention to the vehicle and the aerial
       device operator, and shall assist operator as needed. As directed by
       management, the attendant may do related work as long as he/she
       does not leave the immediate area of boom truck operation.

6.     Before conducting boom truck operations on the streets of the
       campus, operators shall review or receive instruction on working
       safely in traffic. When formal instruction on working safely in traffic
       becomes available, operators shall have received the instruction
       before working in traffic.

7.     A copy of the Operator’s Manual shall remain with the vehicle at all

8.     Maintenance inspections.
       8.1      Garage technician inspections.
                The boom truck shall be inspected every 90 days monthly by
                Garage technicians per operator/maintenance manual
                guidelines. An inspection log shall be maintained (where? In in
                the gGarage or vehicle) showing inspection results and actions
                taken to correct deficiencies.

CSUS                                             Safe Work Practices
Environmental Health and Safety
                                                 LR-50 Boom Truck
                                                   with Aerial Device

       8.2   Pre-operation inspections.
             Before beginning boom truck operations, the operator shall
             conduct a basic inspection of the boom truck. An inspection
             checklist shall be kept in the cab of the truck. If the checklist is
             not present and cannot be located, check and document
             condition of the following items:
             Truck:          Tires, wheels, steering, brakes, mirrors, horn,
                             signals, lights, clutch, outriggers, Operator’s
                             Manual in cab
             Aerial Device:        Visual inspection for cracks, hydraulic leaks,
                             and other defects; function of lift controls (lower
                             and upper controls)
       Lift controls must be operated from the ground position prior to
       being operated from the basket. When the device is used on a
       continuing basis during the day, the ground position lift controls
       need be tested only once at the beginning of the day.

9.     Report any unusual observation or occurrence during truck and/or
       aerial device operation that may indicate required maintenance, repair
       or a safety defect.

10.    Before using the aerial device, the truck transmission shall be placed
       in neutral, parking brake shall be set and the outriggers set. The
       outriggers shall be positioned on pads or a solid surface. If outrigger
       footing is positioned onto weak soil or mud, use boards, gravel, or
       whatever means are necessary to obtain firm conditions. Use the
       following stability guideline:
             Firm conditions:      concrete, cool asphalt
             Weak conditions: bare soil, gravel, lawn, hot asphalt, similar

CSUS                                          Safe Work Practices
Environmental Health and Safety
                                              LR-50 Boom Truck
                                               with Aerial Device

11.    Position the truck on as level a surface as possible before beginning
       aerial device operations. If the truck must be parked on an incline of
       12 percent or greater, wheels shall be chocked. Provided they can be
       safely installed, wheel chocks shall be installed before using the aerial
       device on an incline. If chocks cannot be safely installed, the boom
       truck should not be used.

Operational Safety
12.    Keep objects and personnel clear of aerial device operations at all

13.    After positioning and leveling the truck (truck must be approximately
       level) and before beginning aerial device operations, set up a
       perimeter system of cones or barricades and caution tape for the
       purpose of keeping pedestrians away from the work area. Employees
       who will be working underneath the operating perimeter must wear
       hard hats.

14.    Only one person at a time may occupy the basket and operate the
       aerial device.

15.    The LR-50 model is designed to carry a maximum load of 300
       pounds in the basket. The weight of operator and equipment shall
       not exceed 300 pounds.

16.    Operator shall wear personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate
       to the work to be done. PPE shall be removed from the truck when
       finished for the day. Each department is responsible for furnishing
       and storing the PPE.

CSUS                                          Safe Work Practices
Environmental Health and Safety
                                              LR-50 Boom Truck
                                               with Aerial Device

17.    The aerial basket shall not be supported by an adjacent structure
       when a worker is in the basket while in an elevated position.

18.    Belting offSecuring fall protection devices to an adjacent pole, tree or
       structure while working from the aerial device is not permitted.

19.    The operator shall not sit or climb on the edge of the basket or use
       planks, ladders or other means to gain greater working height.

20.    Boom and basket load limits as specified by the manufacturer shall
       not be exceeded.

21.    Operator shall plan the work to ensure that tree debris being cut or
       construction materials being worked on do not fall onto or against
       the basket, boom or truck jeopardizing the weight and stability of the

22.    Climbers (for tree climbing) shall not be worn when working from the
       basket of the aerial device.

23.    Never operate the aerial device closer than six feet from electrical
       power lines or 10 feet from high tension lines.

24.    The truck shall not be moved when the aerial device is elevated with
       an employee in the basket.

25.    While the basket is occupied and in use, lower level controls shall not
       be operated unless permission has been obtained from the employee
       in the basket. Exception: in case of emergency.

CSUS                                         Safe Work Practices
Environmental Health and Safety
                                             LR-50 Boom Truck
                                              with Aerial Device

26.    Before moving the boom truck for travel, the boom shall be inspected
       to ensure that it is properly cradled and outriggers are in the stowed

27.    Trash shall be removed from the truck and aerial device when tasks
       are complete or when the work day is over.

I, ______________________________________________(print name) have read and
understand the safe work practices listed above and will operate the truck
and aerial device in accordance with them, the manufacturer's operating
instructions, and my supervisor's instructions.

Signature_______________________________________         Date______________


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