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Operator Training Participant's Guide

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IntroductionThis training is designed to be general in nature since it covers safe operating procedures for all types of Genie aerial platforms. It is expected that operators will follow established familiarization procedures prior to operating aerial platforms not specifically addressed during this training. This course consists of four key areas of learning and proficiency demonstration. We are going to talk about Responsibility, Safety and Operation and finish with Hands-on. The most important thing we can teach you today is to rely on the appropriate operator's manual for the aerial platform you are learning to operate. It contains all of the safety rules and operating instructions you will need. We have provided you an appropriate Operator's Manual for your use during the training and as a follow-up reference.

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Responsibility_ _ _ _ _ is the regulatory body for aerial lift equipment in the U.S.A The ANSI Responsibilities Manual outlines the responsibilities of manufacturers, dealers, owners, users and operators of aerial platforms as they relate to the safe use of the equipment. It also provides a detailed description of the safety practices you must follow as an operator of aerial platforms. We encourage you to read the Responsibilities Manual. It must be kept on the aerial platform at all times. You are required to and _ _ _ _ your responsibilities as an operator before you operate any aerial platform.

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ManufacturerThe manufacturer has the responsibility of manufacturing the machine to dimensional, operational, structural, stability and quality standards. As it pertains directly to the operation and maintenance of the aerial platform, the manufacturer has the responsibility to provide

DealerThe dealer is responsible to deliver to the user or operator a machine that meets the manufacturer's standards for design, structural integrity, stability and quality. The dealer is responsible for offering appropriate _ _ _ __ and _ _ _ _ _ to the owner, user or operator regarding all aspects of proper aerial platform operation and safety. The dealer is responsible for keeping all records of inspections, repairs, training and familiarization for a minimum of years.

- - - - - -and maintenanceinstructions and to identify the hazards associated with operating or repairing the aerial platform. The manufacturer also has the responsibility to provide training materials for the operator training session we are participating in today.

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OwnerThe owner of the aerial platform could be the dealer in a rental situation or may have the responsibilities of the user if they are directing operators to operate the machine. It is the owner's responsibility to keep and maintain the manuals as supplied by the manufacturer and to insure that a copy of each is stored -------The owner is responsible for insuring that all maintenance and ______have been performed on the machine as required by the manufacturer.

Whenever an owner directs someone to operate an aerial platform, the owner must provide training as described in the - - Responsibilities Manual provided with the machine. The owner is responsible for keeping all records of inspections, repairs, training and familiarization for a minimum of ___ years.

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UserBy definition, the user is the person or persons that are in the position of directing operators to use the aerial platform to perform work. Most commonly, this is the employer. It is the user's responsibility to keep and maintain the as supplied by the manufacturer and to insure that a copy of each is stored on the machine. The is responsible for

OperatorThe person that actually performs work using the aerial platform is the operator. The operator is responsible for operating the aerial platform within the limits of intended use as defined by the manufacturer in the ______m.anual and job site and governmental regulations. The operator is responsible for insuring that they have received proper training and are _______ with the specific model of aerial platform to be operated. The operator is responsible for

insuring that only trained, qualified and authorized personnel are allowed to operate the aerial platform. The user is responsible for providing training for any persons operating or maintaining the aerial platform.

visually ______ the aerial platform at the beginning of each shift and for performing the

- - - - - -tests in accordancewith manufacturer's recommendations.

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The operator is responsible for reporting any problems or malfunctions that occur before or during operation. Any such identified problems or malfunctions that affect the safety of operations shall be repaired continued operation. The operator is responsible for performing t h e - - - - - - inspection. And finally, it is, of course, the operator's responsibility to check that the are in the storage box on the platform and read them before operation. to

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Video PresentationThis video was designed to help you develop safe operating practices on Genie aerial platforms. The presentation format illustrates the steps that lead to safe operation . 1 Safety first; understand all potential operational and use hazards. Pre-operation inspection. Function tests: Genie operator's manuals include step-by-step function tests that both test the machine functions and teach the individual how to operate the machine.

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Before any actual operation of the machine, it is important to read the appropriate operator's manual prior to its use.

Failure to obey the instructions and safety rules in the manual and on the aerial platform could result in death or serious injury. We will review the contents of the video in greater detail through classroom activities and hands-on demonstrations.START THE VIDEO NOW

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SafetyThere are specific hazards associated with operating aerial platforms. These hazards have been identified by the manufacturer and are located in the manualforeach model. These hazards are to be observed in conjunction with all other workplace safety rules and regulations. The hazards identified in the operator's manual are grouped in several categories which include tip-over, fall, collision and electrocution hazards. We would like to introduce you to an overview of these hazards. It is your responsibility to read and _ _ _ _ _ _ all of the hazards in the appropriate operator's manual.

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Tip-over Hazards:Do not exceed the rated _ _ _ _ _capacity intended by the manufacturer. The aerial platform is intended to be elevated only on a__ surface, unless it is equipped with outriggers that are designed for use on sloped surfaces.

Do not operate the machine in strong or gusty winds. Do not increase the surface area of the platform or the load. Increasing the area exposed to the wind will machine stability. Do not place or attach _ _ _ _ _ _ loads to any part of the aerial platform .

Do not alter or disable machine components that affect the aerial platform's stability or replace them with items of different weight. Do not place ladders or scaffolds in the platform or against any part of the machine.

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All self-propelled aerial platforms will tip over if elevated on a _ _ _that exceeds the manufacturer's recommendations or driven on uneven terrain including drop-offs or holes. And of course, never use a machine if any tampered with. device is malfunctioning or has been

Fall HazardsAny occupant of a self-propelled boom must wear protection. The recognized standard for booms is a body harness and shockabsorbing lanyard. Genie recommends fall protection when using any aerial work platform. Do not operate the machine unless the guard rails are properly installed and the operation. Do not sit, stand or climb on the platform _ _ _ _ _ __ is secured_tor

Do not _ _ _ _ _ _ _ from the platform when it is raised.

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Collision HazardsThese include hazards to the aerial platform and surrounding areas as well as personnel collisions that result in injury. Check the work area for ______obstructions or other possible hazards. Genie recommends wearing a hard hat when operating aerial platforms. Be aware of crushing hazard when grasping the platform guardrail.

Limit

speed according to

condition of ground surface, congestion, slope, location of personnel, and anyotherfactors which may cause col