Arial Work Platforms (AWP’s) and Mechanical Lifts
All Arial Work Platforms (AWP’S) and Mechanical Lifts shall be mechanically inspected prior to mobilization on any Pipeworx managed site. Copies of the inspection shall be forwarded through the contracts administrator to Pipeworx site HSE department and posted in the equipment log.
Enough headroom must be provided to allow employees to stand upright in the platform. All of these types of equipment must have a legible descriptor of the function of each control applied directly adjacent to it in a language that is applicable to the local users.
A qualified welder will perform all welding of the Arial Work Platforms (AWP’s) and Mechanical Lifts and its components. Any repairs, modifications, or alterations to the personnel baskets or lifts must be engineered and be re-certified prior to use.
Arial Work Platforms (AWP’s) and Mechanical Lifts will be equipped with either a plate or other permanent marking which indicates the weight of the empty platform, its rated load capacity, and its maximum occupancy. This marking will indicate the maximum intended load or maximum weight that can be lifted in the platform, including personnel, their tools and equipment, and related rigging. Arial Work Platforms (AWP’s) and Mechanical Lifts must not be loaded in excess of its rated load
The number of employees occupying Arial Work Platforms (AWP’s) and Mechanical Lifts must be kept to a minimum and must not exceed the number required to perform the work. Employees using the personnel platform will be considered as weighing 250 pounds each or their actual weights, whichever is greater.
The Arial Work Platforms (AWP’s) and Mechanical Lifts will only be used for employees, their tools, and the materials necessary to do their work (smaller equipment that fits within the confines of the basket/platform), and will not be used to hoist materials or tools when not hoisting personnel. Materials and tools for use during a personnel lift will be secured to prevent displacement and will be evenly distributed within the confines of the platform while the platform is hoisted and suspended.
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