Boom Shade - Rules/Safety
Before installation, please read all warning labels. Always remove the boom shade assembly when transporting or finished. The Boom Shade follows the lift manufacturer's and OSHA's rules for safety when operating aerial lifts.
NEVER USE A BOOM SHADE IN EXCESS OF 20 MPH WINDS OR HIGH / EXTREME WINDS.
NEVER USE A BOOM SHADE NEAR or UNDER POWER LINES
Always use proper judgement when working under a boom shade. Be aware of your surrounds and above. Be sure to install all fasteners properly at all times.
Do not use a boom shade in the rain. The Boom Shade is water and mildew resistant, however due to our breathable material you will get wet.
1. (NEVER) Operate an Aerial Lift with a boom shade attached in Winds 20 MPH or up.
2. The OSHA aerial lift wind speed section 1926.1431(k)(8)(i) states. “When wind speed (sustained or gusts) exceeds 20 mph at the personnel platform, a qualified person must determine if, in light of the wind conditions, it is not safe to lift personnel. If it is not, the lifting operation must not begin (or, if already in progress, must be terminated).
3. Falls are the leading cause of construction industry deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They’re also among the top causes of aerial lift operator deaths and often occur due to high winds and other severe weather conditions.
4. According to the Beaufort Wind Force Scale, most powered access platforms and boom lifts should only be used when winds are less than level 5 on Beaufort’s scale of 0 to 12. Level 5 is described as a “fresh breeze.”
5. It is always good practice to use common sense when operating a lift with a boom shade attached. Your safety is number 1 priority. If you feel it is too windy then do not proceed.
6. Boom Shades are not to be used on any lift higher than 40ft.
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