Jlg Boom Lift Assessment

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JLG Boom Lift Assessment


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  • 1. 

    Where can the maximum platform capacity rating always be found on a JLG Boom Lift?

    • A.

      On the unit's serial number plate

    • B.

      On the unit's chassis

    • C.

      In the Operation and Safety Handbook

    • D.

      At the Ground Control Station

    Correct Answer
    D. At the Ground Control Station
    Explanation
    The maximum platform capacity rating can always be found at the Ground Control Station on a JLG Boom Lift. This is where the operator can access and view important information about the lift, including its maximum platform capacity. The Ground Control Station is a central location for the operator to control and monitor the lift's functions, making it the most logical place to provide this crucial information.

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  • 2. 

    You should not accept responsibility for operation of a JLG Boom Lift until:

    • A.

      You are given the ignition key

    • B.

      You have been properly trained and have read and understood the applicable Operators and Safety Manual

    • C.

      You check that the fuel tank is full

    • D.

      You have five years experience on the unit

    Correct Answer
    B. You have been properly trained and have read and understood the applicable Operators and Safety Manual
    Explanation
    Before operating a JLG Boom Lift, it is important to receive proper training and familiarize oneself with the Operators and Safety Manual. This ensures that the operator understands the necessary safety protocols and procedures to operate the equipment safely. Simply receiving the ignition key or having experience on the unit does not guarantee that the operator is adequately prepared or knowledgeable about the lift's operation and safety guidelines. Checking the fuel tank is also not a prerequisite for accepting responsibility for the operation of the boom lift.

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  • 3. 

    What is the minimum clearance distance to be maintained between a JLG Boom Lift and an energized power line?

    • A.

      10 feet up to 5,000 volts

    • B.

      50 feet up to 10,000 volts

    • C.

      5 feet up to 30,000 volts

    • D.

      10 feet up to 50,000 volts

    Correct Answer
    D. 10 feet up to 50,000 volts
    Explanation
    The minimum clearance distance to be maintained between a JLG Boom Lift and an energized power line is 10 feet up to 50,000 volts. This means that when operating the boom lift near power lines with voltage up to 50,000 volts, a minimum distance of 10 feet should be maintained to ensure safety and prevent electrical hazards.

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  • 4. 

    What can be used to extend the maximum reach of a JLG Boom Lift?

    • A.

      Scaffolding

    • B.

      Nothing

    • C.

      A step ladder, if properly secured

    • D.

      A spruce 2x10 and two barrels

    Correct Answer
    B. Nothing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nothing" because a JLG Boom Lift is a type of aerial work platform that is designed to provide elevated access to hard-to-reach areas. It already has a maximum reach capability, so there is no need for any additional equipment or tools to extend its reach.

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  • 5. 

    When using an approved fall protection device on a JLG Boom Lift, one end of the lanyard should be attached to the designated attach point on the platform and the other to the fall protection device where?

    • A.

      At the center of your back

    • B.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    A. At the center of your back
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "At the center of your back." When using an approved fall protection device on a JLG Boom Lift, it is important to attach one end of the lanyard to the designated attach point on the platform and the other end to the fall protection device at the center of your back. This ensures that the lanyard is properly secured and positioned to provide maximum safety and protection in the event of a fall. Attaching the lanyard at the center of your back helps to distribute the force of the fall evenly and reduces the risk of injury.

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  • 6. 

    What is the primary safety factor in operating a JLG Boom Lift?

    • A.

      The footswitch

    • B.

      The operator

    • C.

      The approved fall protection device

    • D.

      2 to 1 margin of stability

    Correct Answer
    B. The operator
    Explanation
    The primary safety factor in operating a JLG Boom Lift is the operator. This means that the person operating the lift is responsible for ensuring safe operation and following all safety protocols.

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  • 7. 

    What is the first thing to be done if a malfunction of a JLG Boom Lift occurs?

    • A.

      Yell for help

    • B.

      Stop the unit

    • C.

      Check the hydraulic oil

    • D.

      Park the unit

    Correct Answer
    B. Stop the unit
    Explanation
    If a malfunction of a JLG Boom Lift occurs, the first thing to be done is to stop the unit. This is important to prevent any further damage or potential accidents. By stopping the unit, it allows for a thorough assessment of the malfunction and ensures the safety of both the operator and those in the surrounding area.

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  • 8. 

    If you put up too much load in the platform of a JLG Lift, you may:

    • A.

      Tip the unit over

    • B.

      Cause the boom section of the unit to bend

    • C.

      Lose your job

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    If you put up too much load in the platform of a JLG Lift, it can lead to three possible consequences. Firstly, the unit may tip over due to the excessive weight, causing a potential accident and damage. Secondly, the boom section of the unit may bend under the excessive load, compromising its structural integrity and functionality. Lastly, the repercussions of such negligence could result in losing one's job, as it demonstrates a lack of responsibility and adherence to safety protocols. Therefore, all of the above options are potential outcomes of overloading a JLG Lift platform.

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  • 9. 

    The auxiliary power system of a JLG Boom Lift should be used:

    • A.

      To make the unit go faster

    • B.

      Only if the batteries are dead

    • C.

      Only in an emergency

    • D.

      Only if more than one person is in the basket

    Correct Answer
    B. Only if the batteries are dead
    Explanation
    The auxiliary power system of a JLG Boom Lift should only be used if the batteries are dead. This means that the primary power source, which is the batteries, has failed and cannot provide the necessary power to operate the lift. In such a situation, the auxiliary power system can be used as a backup to ensure that the lift can still be operated. However, it is important to note that the auxiliary power system should not be used for any other reason, such as making the unit go faster or if more than one person is in the basket.

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  • 10. 

    You should take the time to read the warning decals on a JLG Boom Lift because:

    • A.

      They will tell you how to start the unit

    • B.

      OSHA requires that you do

    • C.

      They contain information which may save your life

    • D.

      Both A and A and B

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. They will tell you how to start the unit
    B. OSHA requires that you do
    C. They contain information which may save your life
    Explanation
    The warning decals on a JLG Boom Lift should be read because they provide important information on how to start the unit, as well as safety instructions that may save your life. Additionally, OSHA requires that you read these warning decals, emphasizing their importance in ensuring safe operation of the equipment.

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  • 11. 

    Tire pressure does not affect the stability of a JLG Boom Lift.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Tire pressure does affect the stability of a JLG Boom Lift. This is because the correct tire pressure ensures that the lift is properly balanced and stable. If the tire pressure is too low or too high, it can cause the lift to become unstable and potentially tip over. Therefore, maintaining the correct tire pressure is crucial for the safe operation of a JLG Boom Lift.

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  • 12. 

    On a JLG Boom Lift, all lift functions can be operated from the Ground Control Station.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    On a JLG Boom Lift, all lift functions can be operated from the Ground Control Station. This means that the operator can control and operate the lift functions such as raising, lowering, extending, and retracting the boom, as well as controlling the platform rotation and tilt, all from the ground control station. This allows for convenient and safe operation of the lift without the need for the operator to be in the platform itself.

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  • 13. 

    An approved fall protection device with an appropriate lanyard must be worn when operating a JLG Boom Lift

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to wear an approved fall protection device with an appropriate lanyard when operating a JLG Boom Lift to ensure safety. Fall protection devices are designed to prevent falls and minimize the risk of injuries. Wearing such a device while operating a boom lift helps to protect the operator in case of an accident or loss of balance. Therefore, the statement "An approved fall protection device with an appropriate lanyard must be worn when operating a JLG Boom Lift" is true.

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  • 14. 

    Anything can be lifted with a JLG Boom Lift as long as the lift capacity is not exceeded.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because the lift capacity of a JLG Boom Lift determines the maximum weight that can be safely lifted. If the lift capacity is exceeded, it can lead to accidents or damage to the lift. Therefore, not anything can be lifted with a JLG Boom Lift if the lift capacity is exceeded.

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  • 15. 

    The boom of a JLG Boom Lift can be lifted above horizontal only if the unit is on a smooth, level, and firm surface.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The boom of a JLG Boom Lift can only be lifted above horizontal if the unit is on a smooth, level, and firm surface. This is because lifting the boom above horizontal requires stability and support from the ground. If the surface is uneven or unstable, it can cause the boom lift to tip over or become unbalanced, posing a safety risk. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the unit is on a suitable surface before attempting to lift the boom above horizontal.

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  • 16. 

    JLG Boom Lifts are equipped with a High Engine, High Drive switch which allows the unit to travel faster with the boom above horizontal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because JLG Boom Lifts are equipped with a High Engine, Low Drive switch, not a High Engine, High Drive switch. This switch allows the unit to travel slower with the boom above horizontal, not faster.

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  • 17. 

    JLG Boom Lifts are not insulated against electrical shock, should they contact an energized electrical line.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    JLG Boom Lifts are actually insulated against electrical shock, which means that they are designed to protect against electric shock in the event that they come into contact with an energized electrical line. Therefore, the statement that JLG Boom Lifts are not insulated against electrical shock is false.

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  • 18. 

    If a JLG Boom Lift becomes struck while traveling on soft ground, the boom should be used to release the unit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If a JLG Boom Lift becomes struck while traveling on soft ground, the boom should not be used to release the unit. Using the boom in this situation could potentially cause further damage to the lift or create unsafe conditions. It is important to follow proper procedures and seek assistance from a qualified professional to safely release the unit from being stuck.

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  • 19. 

    On a JLG Boom Lift with multiple capacity ratings, you can lift the maximum capacity even if the capacity indicator is broken.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. The capacity indicator on a JLG Boom Lift is a crucial safety feature that should not be ignored or bypassed. It provides important information about the maximum weight that the lift can safely handle. If the capacity indicator is broken or malfunctioning, it is not safe to assume that you can still lift the maximum capacity. It is important to have the capacity indicator properly functioning and to adhere to the specified weight limits to ensure the safety of the operator and those around the lift.

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