Instructions for Motion Picture Industry
Modification of the Approved
Models for use by attachment of lights, light-mounting hardware
and camera-mounting hardware to the platform guardrail is authorized
by Genie Industries only if the following requirements are strictly
(Note: JLG Industries PROHIBITS
the attachment of difusers to their lifts.)
- Operators must be members of IATSE Local #728 Set Lighting
Technicians Union or Local #80 Studio Grips
must have received training equivalent to that offered by IATSE
Local #728 or Local #80 for the attachment of lighting equipment,
light diffusion frames (LDFs) or camera equipment to the platform
guardrail. Training must include, but not be limited
to, information regarding the effect on platform capacity and
stability resulting from the attachment of equipment to the
platform guardrail or to the boom of the aerial lift, and hazards
associated with this application.
operating instructions and warnings contained in the Operator's
Manual, Safety Manual and Manual of Responsibilities, and on
decals found on the particular Genie aerial lift must be followed.
aerial lift must be operated only on a firm level surface.
must be trained and able to demonstrate proficiency in the operation
of the specific model of Genie aerial lift being operated.
booms are not insulated. Precautions
shall be taken to protect the operator and people on the ground
from electrocution hazards.
The attachment of power supply cables to the boom shall
not restrict the movement of the aerial lift or endanger the
operator or people on the ground.
of power supply cables to the boom, and attachment of LDFs and
other rigging equipment to the platform shall be accomplished
in a manner that does not cause a tip-over hazard due to a side
or vertical force that could result in the machine becoming
supply cables must be attached to the end of each boom section
in a manner that ensures the cable cannot be damaged from tensioning,
pinching or crushing when the boom is operated.
not alter the guard rail system by drilling, welding, crushing,
damaging or making any modifications that compromise the strength
of the guard rail when attaching movie production equipment.
- The entrance to the platform,
the platform controls, including the foot switch and the emergency
stop button, the lanyard anchorage points, the platform decals
and instruction container must remain accessible when the movie
production equipment is attached to the platform.
- Operators must not gain
access to or vacate the platform by means of walking or climbing
on the boom or lift structure or by attaching a rope or a hanging
ladder from the platform or its supporting structure.
Access to and exit from the platform shall be accomplished
at ground level only.
- The combined weight of lighting
or camera equipment, power supply cables, mounting hardware,
platform attachments, platform occupant(s), tools and equipment
must in all cases remain less than the maximum rated platform
capacity. Use the platform capacity reduction chart
found in the Operator's Manual Supplement to determine allowable
- The number and size of attachments
must be limited by consideration of the maximum allowable wind
speed and the surface area of platform attachments. Use the wind speed chart found in the Operator's
Manual Supplement to determine maximum allowable wind speed.
- Information regarding the
attachment of lighting and camera equipment shall be supplied
only to trained union members.
Operators must be familiar with these supplemental instructions
and warnings before they are allowed to operate any Genie boom
that is approved for this application.
- To Avoid Tip Over Hazard, follow the instructions
in the Maximum Load
Rating Chart for Material Lifting Applications supplement
to the Operator's Manual of the Genie model you are using.
(To determine boom extension: when the boom is lowered,
measure from the lower outside edge of the platform to the center
line of the turntable bearing.)
- Never use aerial lifts in
tandem for lifting trusses.