Do Not Operate Unless: You learn and practice the principles of safe machine operation
- Avoid hazardous situations.
- Always perform a preoperation inspection.
- Always perform the function tests prior to use.
- Inspect the workplace.
- Only use the machine as a material lift.
Obey manufacturer's instructions and safety rules, machine decals, employer's safety rules and worksite regulations
Do not use as a personnel lifting platform or step.
- Do not stand on load handling attachments.
- Do not climb on mast.
- Do not raise the load unless the stabilizers (if equipped) and legs have been fully lowered and locked and the casters are in full contact with the ground.
- Do not raise the load unless the leg retainer pins are properly inserted through the leg and the base.
- Do not remove the leg retainer pins while the machine is loaded and/or raised.
- Do not raise the load unless the load handling attachment is properly secured to the machine.
- Do not use blocks to level machine.
- Use proper lifting techniques to load or tip the machine.
- Use proper lifting techniques when installing or removing the load handling attachments.
This machine is not electrically insulated and will not provide protection from contact with or proximity to electrical current.
- Maintain safe distances away from electrical power lines and apparatus in accordance with applicable rovernmental regulations.
- Allow for mast movement and electrical line sway or sag,and be aware of strong or gusty winds. Keep away from the machine if it contacts energized power lines.
- Personnel must not touch or operate machine until power lines are shut off.
- Do not use the machine as a ground for welding.
- Do not grasp cable.
Tip over Hazards
- Do not use a damaged or malfunctioning machine.
- Do not use a machine with a worn, frayed, kinked or damaged cable.
- Do not use a machine with less than 4 wraps of cable on the winch drum in the stowed. position.
- Conduct a thorough pre-operation inspection prior to each use. Maintain proper lubrication on the winch.
- Do not allow oil or grease on braking surfaces.
- Do not use any type of lubrication on the column surfaces.
- Do not operate the machine in strong or gusty winds. Increasing the load surface area will decrease machine stability in windy conditions.
- Do not place ladders or scaffolding against any part of the machine. Do not exceed the rated load capacity.
- Prior to use, check the work area for drop-offs, holes, bumps, debris, unstable or slippery surfaces or other possible hazardous conditions. Avoid debris and uneven surfaces while rolling a machine with the legs folded up.
- Do not replace machine parts critical to stability or structure with items of different weight or specification.
- Do not cause a horizontal force or side load to the machine by raising or lowering a fixed or overhanging load.
- Do not use the machine on a moving or mobile surface or vehicle.
- Do not raise if the load is not properly centered on the load handling attachment.
- Do not stand under load. Safety brake system (if equipped) will allow the load to drop 1 to 2 feet before locking columns.
- Do not lower the load unless the area below is clear of personnel and obstructions.
- Do not tilt the machine back unless the area is clear of personnel and obstructions.
- Use common sense and planning when transporting machine on an incline or slope.
- Do not load for transport unless the machine and vehicle are on a level surface. Use proper lifting techniques to load the machine.
- Using the machine for anything other than lifting material is unsafe.
- If more than one operator is expected to use a machine at different times in the same work shift, each operator is expected to follow all safety rules and instructions in the operators manual. That means every new operator should perform a pre-operation inspection, function tests and a work place inspection before using the machine.
- Select an area that is firm, level and free of obstructions.
Raising and Lowering Load
- Center the load on the load handling attachment
- Raise the load by firmly grasping the winch handles and rotating them
toward the mast. Do not allow the cable to wind unevenly onto the drum.
- Lower the load by firmly grasping the winch handles and rotating them away from the mast. After lowering to desired position, turn the winch handles toward the mast (raise the load) 1/4 turn to raise the load.
Moving Machine With A Load
- Make sure area is level and clear of obstructions.
- Load is centered on the load handling attachment.
- Avoid sudden starts and stops.
- Travel with load in the lowest possible position.
- Keep personnel away from machine and load.
Load Positioning Instructions
- Determine the weight of the load and the location of its load center.
- Measure to the load center from the side of the load that will be closest to the carriage.
- Place the load so that it rests on the forks, as close to the carriage as possible.
- Position the load so that the load center is within the load center zone.