PRE-LIFT CHECKLIST FOR SUSPENDED PERSONNEL PLATFORMS
CRANE SET UP
_____ Crane has been leveled and outriggers fully deployed.
_____ Total weight of the load does not exceed 50% of rated capacity of the crane.
_____ Two means of controlling decent of platform are available to prevent free fall. Brakes and another automatic means.
_____ Variable angled booms must have boom angle indicator.
_____ Telescoping boom have boom length clearly indicated
_____ Anti-two-blocking device which prevents load block and boom tip contact
_____ Load line has device which regulates the lowering rate of speed. Prevent free fall.
_____ When wire rope bridle/rigging is used it must be connected to a master link. Not directly to the personnel platform.
_____ Hook on overhaul ball must be closed and locked.
TRAIL LIFT PROOF TESTING
_____ Trial lift with the unoccupied personnel platform loaded to anticipated weight.
_____ Platform lifted to each location at which the personnel platform is to be hoisted.
_____ Hoist ropes are free of kinks and multiple part line is not twisted around each other.
_____ No slack in load rope around drums.
_____ Visual inspection of platform and crane after trial lift test looking for defects.
_____ At each job site, prior to hoisting employees on the platform, it must be tested to 125% of platform rated capacity by holding it in a suspended position for five minutes.
The meeting must be attended by the crane operator, employees to be lifted and any other workers involved. It needs to be held prior to the Trial Lift and at each new work location for newly assigned employees or workers.
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