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Lift Gate Procedures
- When not in immediate use, the lift gate should be lowered to grade level or returned to a stowed position.
- In areas of limited visibility or pedestrian traffic, lift gates should be marked, coned, or highlighted so they can be visible to passersby.
- LIFT GATES SHOULD NOT EXTEND INTO STREETS, DOORWAYS OR WALKWAYS.
- Read and follow WARNING DECALS, OPERATION DECALS, and OWNER’S MANUAL.
- Visually inspect the system for damage and defects prior to use.
- Be certain vehicle is properly and securely braked before using the lift gate.
- All loads should be secured prior to lifting or lowering gate.
- Don’t allow the lift gate to be used by persons not familiar with its operation.
- Don’t overload the lift gate. (Refer to the capacity chart for proper capacity of lift gate.)
- Make certain that platform area is clear before, and at all times during, operation of the lift gate.
- Make certain platform is properly latched when in transit.
- Lift gate should be clear of slip and trip hazards.