Table 5. A pre-cllmb check list to determine the suitability and condition of equipment.
Do I know what the job is
Do I need any special tools not normally carried
Are all standard tools on board
Are the ropes clean and uncut
Are all the tools on the Climber Checklist aok
Are the ladders complete and tight
Are the handles on the clean-up tools smooth and tight
Are the pole saws sharp and non-splintered
Are the pole pruners sharp and functioning smoothly
Is there a tool box with maintenance tools and files
Is there correct fuel mix for the equipment
Is there special grease if needed for equipment
Are manuals for special equipment on board
Are wheel chocks on board
Is the fire extinguisher current
Am I familiar with all the tools and procedures I’ll be responsible for using on this job