The operator shall not operate the hoisting machinery unless the following requirements are met:
Special Requirements for Fork Lifts.
Only a duly licensed operator or apprentice licensee under the direct supervision of a duly licensed operator shall operate a fork lift. No fork lift shall be loaded beyond its capacity rating.
Brakes: Every power operated fork lift shall be equipped with adequate wheel brakes.
Operation: No fork lift shall be operated at unsafe speeds. No person except a duly licensed operator or apprentice licensee under the direct supervision of a duly licensed operator shall be permitted on a fork lift while it is in operation.
Special Requirements for Excavating Machines, Including Backhoes and Frontend Loaders.
Dig Safe: Prior to any excavation, Dig Safe and other utilities not covered by Dig Safe must be notified. The operator must have a Dig Safe permit number, start date, and time.
Protection of Operator: Where the operator of an excavating machine may be exposed to the elements or overhead hazards, a suitable equipped cab for protection against such conditions shall be provided.
Excavating machines shall be operated by a licensee, temporary permit holder, or an apprentice licensee under the direct supervision of a duly licensed operator.
SAE hand signals shall be used with excavating machinery.
No person except the operating crew or apprentice licensee operating under the direct supervision of a duly licensed operator shall be permitted on an excavating machine while it is in operation.
No person other than the pitman and excavating crew shall be permitted to stand within the full working radius of an excavator or backhoe while the shovel or backhoe is in operation.
Excavating machinery shall not be allowed to straddle an open trench.