In time, conductors stretch and require resagging.
Insulators crack and require replacement.
Operators must keep the vehicle or assigned equipment clean and in serviceable condition and must perform daily operator's maintenance. Equipment must be inspected daily and any defects noted to be corrected before a serious breakdown or mishap occurs. The NCF equipment is scheduled for preventive maintenance every 40 workdays. No piece of equipment can be expected to operate for 40 days without daily operator care. Many units of equipment have hourly and daily lubrication points. This lubrication is the responsibility of the operator. Operators must ensure that equipment is maintained as outlined in the operator's manuals. These manuals can be obtained from the CM shop library.
BOOM Operation of aerial equipment starts in the same way as other pieces of equipment. The operator must have a valid license, and a thorough prestart inspection must be performed. Maintenance and lubrication must be performed according to the manufacturers' recommendations and guidelines. Daily operator checks, made before placing the equipment in service and again when securing the equipment, will be kept on file for a minimum of 60 days. If the operator detects any condition that would indicate the equipment to be unsafe or unreliable for use, the equipment must be removed from service.
A condition inspection, an electrical insulation test, and a load test are to be performed annually. The certifying official of the designated activity is responsible for the certification of these inspections and tests. A copy of the certification must be posted on the equipment in full view of the operator. The original certification form is to be filed in the equipment history record file.Continue Reading