When using a man lift, always keep the engine running. It might initially seem like a good idea to save fuel by turning off the engine when you feel like you'll be in the same spot for a while, but it is actually not a good idea.
Here's why: While the man lift may start up again reliably several times in a row, there will be the one or two times when you can't start it up again from the controls that you have in the bucket waaaay up in the sky.
- waving your coat around
- hollering HEY
- saying YOOOO HOOOO in a loud, but cloying voice
- letting your hair down
- jumping up and down
- rocking the lift back and forth violently