Aerial lifts are often used in shipyards and boatyards when erection of staging is impractical. These boomsupported personnel platforms and bucket trucks (i.e., cherry pickers) may cause worker injuries or deaths. Boom failure, tip-over, falls and ejection may occur if the equipment is not properly used.

Employers must take measures to ensure a safe work environment by providing:
• Safe and adequately maintained equipment
• Proper supervision and training
• Fall protection
• Prompt rescue in the event of a fall

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