Part of the pre-start inspection also includes inspecting the lift itself. That means reporting any hazards related to:
If any of the parts of either the lift or vehicle appear defective, do not operate the aerial lift. Remove the defective lift from service until repairs are made by a qualified person.
Part of OSHA’s aerial lift requirements specify that all aerial lifts in-use must comply with the American National Standards for “Vehicle Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms”, also known as ANSI A92.2-1969. Keep this in mind when using an older aerial lift, or when shopping for a new one.