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WAC 296-869-20025

Operator training.

(1) You must make sure personnel are trained before they are permitted to operate an aerial lift.
(2) You must cover at least the following items:
(a) General instruction on the inspection, application, and operation of aerial lifts.
Include recognizing and avoiding hazards associated with their operation.
(b) Purpose and use of manuals.
Include proper storage of the manuals on the vehicle when not in use.
(c) Prestart inspection.
(d) Responsibilities associated with problems or malfunctions affecting the operation of the aerial lift.
(e) Factors affecting stability.
(f) Purpose of placards and decals.
(g) Workplace survey.
(h) Safety rules and regulations pertinent to the industry.
(i) Authorization to operate an aerial lift.
(j) Operator warnings and instructions.
(k) Proper use of personal fall protection equipment.
(3) You must have operator trainees actually operate the aerial lift, under the direction of a qualified person, for enough time to demonstrate proficiency.
(4) You must retrain an operator if evaluation and observation of the operator indicates retraining is necessary.
(5) You must instruct operators in all of the following before they are directed to operate an aerial lift with which they are not familiar:
(a) Location of the manuals;
(b) Purpose and function of all controls;
(c) Safety devices and operating characteristics specific to the aerial lift.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-869-20025, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 06-19-073, § 296-869-20025, filed 9/19/06, effective 1/1/07.]
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