Personal Platform RulesĀ 

Personal Platform

  • The platform must be lowered by controlled load lowering, braked, and held in a suspended position for a minimum of five minutes with the test load evenly distributed on the platform.
  • Test after modifications, alterations or moved to different job site 
  • After proof testing, a competent person must inspect the platform and rigging to determine if the test has been passed.
  • Personnel hoisting must not be conducted until the competent person determines that the platform and rigging have successfully passed the proof test.
  • When wind speed (sustained or gusts) exceeds 20 mph at the personnel platform, a qualified person must determine if, in light of the wind conditions, it is not safe to lift personnel. If it is not, the lifting operation must not begin (or, if already in progress, must be terminated).