BACKHOE OPERATING PROCEDURES - Continued
Always know location of all other personnel in your working area. Failure to comply may
result in serious injury or death to personnel.
Be aware of and avoid all hazards and obstructions such as ditches, underground lines,
trees, cliffs, overhead electrical wires, or areas where there is danger of a slide. Never lift
loads in excess of capacity. Be aware that job site conditions may change on an hourly
basis. Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
Make sure the BHL is parked on level ground. If ground is soft, put wide pads (for example,
sturdy wood boards) under each stabilizer pad, with rubber side down.
3. Lower FEL bucket to ground.
Figure 7. Backhoe Lifting Eye.