ELEVATING RITTER FANS
only a Kalmar LMV 7.5 (metric tons) forklift (or equivalent) to
elevate a work platform equipped with a Ritter fan.
the work platform and Ritter fan directly over the forklift's
center of gravity.
allow the combined weight of the platform, Ritter fan, and occupant(s)
to exceed 4,000 lb.
sure the work platform is securely attached to the forks or mast
in such a manner as to prevent tipping, slipping, or falling from
sure the Ritter fan is securely attached to the platform in such
a manner as to prevent tipping, slipping, or falling from the
elevate the platform beyond 16.5 feet (measured from the base
of the forks) above ground surface.
wear, and wear properly, an approved safety harness with safety
lanyard when using the work platform.
TOWER OR TRAVEL WITH A WORKER IN AN ELEVATED PLATFORM other than
to make minor adjustments for final positioning of the platform.
the forklift and platform only on a surface that is level, smooth,
stable and will support the equipment. Make sure there are no
hazardous irregularities or accumulation of debris that might
cause the moving platform to overturn.
extreme care when tilting the platform. NEVER TILT THE PLATFORM
FORWARD WITH THE FORKS ELEVATED.
operate a forklift if you are trained, certified and authorized
to do so.
sure to inspect all equipment prior to operation for condition,
security, damage, and defects. Make sure all operational controls
are in proper functioning condition.
Make sure there is an operator
in the control position on the lift truck whenever there is a
worker on the elevated platform.
Never work, or allow others
to work, from an elevated work platform when:
exposed to extreme weather
conditions (thunder storms, high winds, heavy rain, extreme heat/cold
winds exceed 20 miles per
15. NEVER USE ADDITIONAL COUNTERBALANCES
16. Never place any part of
your body outside the running lines of an industrial truck or
between the mast uprights or other parts of the truck where shear
or crushing hazards exist.
17. Never stand, pass, or work
under the elevated portion of any industrial truck, loaded or
empty, unless it is effectively blocked to prevent it from falling.
Make sure all personnel
are clear when the platform is being raised or lowered.
Do not operate an aerial
elevating work platform within 10 feet of an energized, high voltage
source unless danger from accidental
contact with the source has been effectively guarded against.
Apply greater clearance distances with greater high voltage, energized
NEVER CLIMB OR SIT ON THE
EDGE OF THE BASKET/PLATFORM.
Always set the brake system
when workers are being elevated.
Operate all controls slowly for smooth platform movement.