Scissor Lifts/MEWP Pre Inspection

Equipment Pre-Inspection

One of OSHA’s requirements that sticks out is that lift controls shall be tested each day prior to use to determine that such controls are in safe working condition. This is known as a pre-start inspection.

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Prior to each work shift, a pre-start inspection should be conducted to ensure the aerial lift is in safe operating condition. During this in-depth check, OSHA recommends looking over the following parts of the vehicle:

Vehicle Components

  • Lower-level controls
  • Battery and charger
  • Wheels and tires
  • Steering and breaks
  • Horn, lights and backup alarms
  • Proper fluid levels (oil, hydraulic, fuel and coolant)