1. Perform pre-operational safety and equipment check.
Hazard: Leaking, worn or damaged components that could cause faulty operation resulting in Impact or Compression to operator or bystander
Control: If deficiencies are noted, do not operate the unit until all problems have been corrected
2. Loading the lift
Hazard: Exceeding load lift weight capacity
Unstable load Using lift with other workers (Worker injury)
Loading lift while in motion (Worker struck by equipment)
Control: Do not exceed the scissor dock’s load ratings. Do not exceed a rate of two feet per second when moving load across platform Ensure the load is stable prior to operating lift. Use equipment brakes, chocks, etc. to stabilize load.
Keep all personnel clear of the lift while it is in operation. Be certain no part of any person or object is under any part of the lift before lowering the platform. Always carefully watch the platform and any load on it when the lift is in operation.
Barricade the work area so that bystanders are not in the work zone. Do not load the lift while it is moving.
3. Operating the lift
Hazard: Impact (including struck by as a result of tip‐ over, running into obstacles and objects falling onto the operator and bystanders, as well as running into bystanders)
Control: All loads must be centered on the deck. Make sure the lift is on level ground. Never work under load deck. Keep clear of moving scissor leg mechanism. Do not put hands, feet or objects under deck.
ALWAYS Yield to all other traffic and pedestrians. No passengers outside the deck. Check clearance to ensure that you have enough—overhead, right, left, in front and behind.
Keep your hands, arms and head inside operating deck. Do not drive up to anyone standing in front of a fixed object. Keep it slow—move at a speed of approximately 5 mph. Never turn around on a slope. Slow down for turns. Stay well away from the edge of ramps and loading docks.
Stay clear of pinch points created as the lift raises and lowers.
Maintain mandatory clearances from overhead power lines. Barricade work areas. Insulate power lines. Look up and live (before and during operation
3. Unloading the lift
Hazard: Unstable load
Dock traffic, pedestrians, PIT and distractions
Control: Ensure load is stable prior to unloading. Keep clear of plate guard when unloading the lift. Get assistance if necessary. Maintain control of lift at all times. Be alert to Powered Industrial Equipment and trucks. Be alert to pedestrians, dock traffic and the movement of equipment across the dock