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Module 3: Inspections, Tests, Maintenance, and Repairs Copy

August 31, 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Inspections, tests, maintenance, and repairs must be conducted by a qualified person in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Before the very first use, lifts not otherwise inspected by State or local authorities, must be inspected by a qualified mechanic, and found in safe operating condition and in compliance with all required published vehicle safety standards. This one-time inspection must be documented and available for inspection on the work site.

Maintenance Program

All vehicles and equipment must be inspected on a scheduled maintenance program. Records of these inspections are tracked through RMS for Army Corps of Engineer projects and in documents for most other government construction projects. Regardless of which tracking system is used, Inspection, test, repair, and maintenance records must be maintained at the site at all times and available on request to the GDA.

The maintenance inspection is to be performed prior to each use but not more than once a day. The operator must check vehicles parts, equipment, and any accessories and ensure they are in safe working condition, and they are free of apparent damage. The Site Safety and Health Officer will typically provide a list of the items to be checked, For instance…[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”17100″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Check to ensure the Aerial Lift has proper fluid levels. Check oil, hydraulic, fuel and coolant;

Safety devices like back up alarms, fire extinguishers, lights, and first aid kits must be inspected, and any needed supplies must be replenished, prior to using the lift.

After inspection, if any vehicle or equipment does not meet safe operating conditions, they must be removed from service immediately and can not be used until all unsafe conditions have been corrected and the vehicle or equipment must be reinspected before placing it back into service.


Whenever work is being performed where visibility conditions warrant additional lighting, all vehicles must be equipped with two headlights, one on each side, in the front. At least two red taillights and one red or amber stoplight must be on each side of the rear. The machine must also have directional signal lights, working of course, on both the front and the back. In addition, three emergency flairs or a portable warning device must be available.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Module 3 Quiz”]Time for the next quiz. Click on the quiz link below to begin the short quiz. A score of 70% or higher is required to pass. Once you are done, you will be taken to the 2nd module. Good luck with the quiz and we’ll see you over in Module 4.[/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]