12 CRR-NY 23-9.6NY-CRR

12 CRR-NY 23-9.6
12 CRR-NY 23-9.6
23-9.6 Aerial baskets.
(a) Equipment inspection.
Prior to the use of an aerial basket the operator shall make a daily inspection of the equipment.
(1) Such daily inspection shall include the following:
(i) All attachment welds between the actuating cylinders and the boom or pedestal.
(ii) All pivot pins for security of their locking devices.
(iii) All exposed ropes, sheaves and leveling devices for both excessive wear and security of attachment.
(iv) Hydraulic systems for leaks and excessive wear.
(v) Boom and basket for cracks and abrasions.
(vi) The lubrication and fluid levels.
(2) A test operation of the boom from the ground controls through one complete cycle shall be performed by the operator. The basket controls shall be tested to make sure that they are in proper working order. The truck driver shall test the truck brakes and other automative operating accessories.
(3) A record of such inspection and testing shall be made by the operator. Such record shall be kept on the job site available for examination by the commissioner.
(4) All defects, malfunctions or any other conditions found during such inspection and test which may affect the safe operation of the aerial basket shall be corrected before such aerial basket is placed in operation.
(b) Aerial basket safeguards.
(1) Where aerial basket controls are so located that they may come into contact with obstructions, such controls shall be protected by guarding or equivalent protection shall be provided.
(2) The lower controls at ground or grade level shall be capable of overriding the controls located in the basket.
(c) Driving or moving of aerial basket truck.
(1) Aerial basket truck drivers and aerial basket operators shall be competent designated persons who have been trained in the operation and use of such equipment.
(2) The instrument panel of the truck cab shall be equipped with an automatic warning device, such as a light or similar device, to warn the driver when the boom is raised.
(3) Driving or moving the aerial basket truck while any person is elevated in the basket is prohibited.
(d) Truck placement.
Prior to aerial basket operation, the truck shall be placed only on solid ground or equivalent surface to provide a substantially sound footing for the truck wheels and outriggers. The truck shall be so located that both front and rear axles are approximately horizontal, though they may be at different elevations, so that the truck does not lean sideways. Before the operation of the basket, a person stationed on the ground shall, by signaling, the truck driver, position the truck and maneuver the empty basket into the proper working position. The basket shall then be returned to the ground or cradled in its traveling position. Such person shall also examine the outriggers for proper positioning and truck stability. Before such outriggers are lowered or extended, such person shall make sure that no obstructions or other persons are in the way.
(e) Aerial basket operation.
(1) The use of an aerial basket as an anchoring point for a block and tackle, or as a make-shift boom on a straight lift is prohibited.
(2) Aerial basket equipment designed for use as a derrick shall be equipped with an approved boom angle indicator so that the operator will know the boom angle at all times. A capacity chart showing safe loads, boom heights and horizontal reach distances at various boom angles shall be installed next to the operating controls clearly legible to the operator from his operating position.
(3) Before the basket is moved, the operator shall observe the location of all obstructions and any other hazards which may be in the vicinity. The operator shall always face the direction in which the basket is moving or is about to move.
(4) The operation of an aerial basket near power lines or power facilities shall be in compliance with this Part (rule).
(5) All air or oil supply hoses for power tools used from the aerial basket shall be free of any conductive material.
(6) The truck and the aerial basket vehicle shall be adequately grounded at all times when in use or the basket shall be isolated from the truck by insulation.
(7) Where aerial baskets are operated near power lines and power facilities, materials and tools shall not be passed between a person on the ground or grade level and a person in the basket, unless both such persons are wearing high-voltage rubber gloves and other protective equipment, such as rubber sleeves and safety hats or caps. During such use of an aerial basket, persons shall not enter or leave the truck while the boom or basket is near or in contact with electrically energized equipment and no person on the ground or grade level shall be suffered or permitted to touch the truck.
(8) Persons shall enter or leave an aerial basket only when such basket is resting on the ground or grade level or cradled in the traveling position. Persons shall stand clear of the path of the basket and boom when such basket is being lowered. Any movement of the vehicle while persons are elevated in the basket is prohibited.
(9) While persons are in the elevated basket, persons on the ground or grade level shall not enter the area directly beneath such basket except when required by the persons in the basket.
(10) Tools, equipment and materials shall not be thrown from or to the elevated basket.
(11) All tools not in use shall be adequately secured in trays in the baskets, or adequately secured in suitable belt holsters.
(12) Standing on the rim of the basket, placing and standing on boards across the rim of the basket or placing and standing on ladders in the basket is prohibited.
(13) Unless in an emergency situation, or upon request of a person in the aerial basket, the controls to lower the boom shall be operated only by persons in the elevated basket.
12 CRR-NY 23-9.6
Current through March 15, 2022
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