Aerial Lift Repair and Inspection
Aerial lifts, scissor lifts or man lifts are almost everywhere you look, from grocery stores, warehouses, distribution centers and of course construction job sites. From manufacturers like:
Aerial lifts perform a variety of functions, such as getting personnel from down here to up there.
Aerial lifts or platform lifts are often low hour machines unlike other work-related equipment such as forklifts or tractor lifts. Because of their low hours, aerial or man lifts are too often ignored when it comes to inspection and maintenance — leaving employees at risk for injury, and companies at risk for OSHA fines. We at Toyota Lift of Minnesota have factory-trained and certified aerial work platform technicians available to perform your maintenance and aerial lift maintenance and annual inspection needs.
Common Points of Failure
- Broken guardrails leading to falls
- Loose parts falling from lift
- Tip overs
- Structural issues
- Electrical shocks
- Loose cables
In order to comply with ANSI standards and the OSHA General Duty Clause, an annual inspection must be performed on all aerial work platforms. The following can be found in “Section 6 – Responsibilities of Owners” in the ANSI Manual of Responsibilities.
Section 6.7 ANNUAL INSPECTION
The owner of an aerial platform shall ensure that an annual inspection is performed on the aerial platform no later than 13 months from the date of the prior annual inspection.
The inspection shall be performed by a person(s) qualified as a mechanic on the specific make and model of the aerial platform. The inspection shall include all items specified by the manufacturer for an annual inspection.
Section 6.15 RECORD RETENTION
6.15.1 Record Retention.
The owner shall date and retain the following records for at least 4 years:
- Name and address of the purchaser of each aerial platform by serial number and date of delivery;
- Written records of the frequent and annual inspections and repairs performed. The record shall include deficiencies found, corrective action accomplished and identification of the person(s) performing the inspection and repairs.
- Written records of repairs accomplished and identification of the person(s) performing the repairs
Protecting Your Team
Every aerial lift is built a bit differently, which is why it’s essential to utilize safety inspections from trained technicians who understand the workings of your equipment. There may be hidden problems with your aerial lift that don’t become apparent until an accident occurs. Investigating these hard-to-spot issues can prevent malfunctions that lead to serious injuries. Properly maintaining your aerial lift equipment is about more than avoiding steep fines — it ensures that all of your employees will stay productive and make it home safely at the end of the day.
During Aerial Lift Inspections, We Check:
- Fluid levels (oil, hydraulic, fuel and coolant)
- Battery and charger
- Steering and brakes
- Hydraulic, air, pneumatic, fuel and electrical systems
- Locking pins and mechanical fasteners
- Many other parts of the lift
Your Aerial Work Platform Service Agency: Toyota Lift of Minnesota
Let Toyota Lift of Minnesota and their trained and certified technicians help you keep your employees safe, and company compliant.
We can use our computerized scheduling to ensure your annual inspection is completed in a timely manner, and we’ll retain your platform lift maintenance records indefinitely. There is simply too much at risk for overlooking this area of responsibility.
Would you like a copy of “Statement of Best Practices of General Training and Familiarization for Aerial Work Platform Equipment”? Or a copy of the ANSI Manual of Responsibilities? Call us today or use the contact form to the left, or our sales rep lookup tool to the right.
We look forward to the opportunity to work with you ensuring the safety of your personnel and your company’s safe practices compliance with Toyota aerial lift maintenance. We also provide required, customized scissor lift training, so ask about that as well.