Scissor Lifts/MEWP Lift Components

Lift Components

Part of the pre-start inspection also includes inspecting the lift itself. That means reporting any hazards related to:

  • Operating and emergency controls
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, fuel and air systems
  • Fiberglass and other insulating parts
  • Mechanical fasteners and locking pins
  • Cable and wiring harnesses
  • Any loose or missing parts

If any of the parts of either the lift or vehicle appear defective, do not operate the aerial lift. Remove the defective lift from service until repairs are made by a qualified person.

Part of OSHA’s aerial lift requirements specify that all aerial lifts in-use must comply with the American National Standards for “Vehicle Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms”, also known as ANSI A92.2-1969. Keep this in mind when using an older aerial lift, or when shopping for a new one.