Potential For Serious Injury Or Collision From Lift Gates
There is a potential for injury if a raised lift gate becomes obstructed and a drive decides to free the obstructed lift gate. As the obstruction is being cleared, the lift gates can potentially fall and crush the driver.
Ensure that drivers and operators of lift gates understand that under NO circumstances are they to perform any maintenance on lift gates or enter the area beneath a raised lift gate.
Lower the lift gate all the way to the ground and inspect the rear of the trailer to ensure proper clearance of lift gate throughout its complete cycle.
Review proper operation of lift gates and manufacturer's safety instructions, including proper procedures for dealing with malfunctions, with all drivers and users of the lift gates.
Continually monitor to ensure that employees follow safety and operational procedures at all times.
Maintenance employees performing work on lift gates MUST follow proper energy control procedures.
Always check the condition of equipment / tools before using them . . . your safety
depends on it!!!