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Presentations from the 12th Equipment Management Workshop

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Daily Inspections

The daily inspection is normally performed by the driver or the operator (or sometimes both) of the equipment. Before use each day or at the beginning of each shift, the mobile unit shall be given a visual inspection and functional test. A daily inspection checklist must be followed when performing this inspection. The manufacturer of the aerial device is required to provide the owner/user with a daily inspection checklist. While use of the checklist is required, keeping a record of the daily inspection may not be required. It is important to check with local government agencies to determine what standards apply to your equipment.

Vehicle Inspections

Most aerial equipment is mounted on a truck chassis. There are specific regulations that apply to trucks and truck inspections. It is important to have the truck inspected in accordance with these regulations.

Frequent Inspections

Frequent inspections and tests shall be conducted on a mobile unit

  • When it has been in service for three months or up to 200 hours, whichever

comes first.

  • Prior to operation after the unit has been out of service for a period longer

than three months.

The frequent inspection shall be made by a person qualified as a mechanic on the specific make and model of unit. The inspection shall include all items specified by the manufacturer for a frequent inspection. The mechanic must follow a frequent inspection checklist when performing this inspection. Written records of frequent inspections shall be retained for a minimum of three years. Records shall include the date of the inspection, the name and signature of the person(s) accomplishing the inspection, description of any deficiencies found, and corrective action accomplished, including the date and the identity and signature(s) of the person(s) performing any required repairs.

Annual Inspections

Twelve (12) months from the date of the prior annual inspection—or not to exceed 1,000 hours of operation beyond the prior annual inspection, whichever occurs first—an annual inspection shall be performed. Inspections shall be performed by one or more person(s) qualified as a mechanic on this specific make and model of unit. The inspection shall include all items specified by the manufacturer for the annual inspection. Prior to the operation, all malfunctions and problems identified shall be corrected and further inspection, if necessary, shall be accomplished. A written record of the annual inspection shall be retained for as long as the unit is owned (lifetime). The record shall include the name and signature of the person(s) accomplishing the inspection, a description of any

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