30 CFR § 56.14211 Blocking equipment in a raised position.
(a) Persons shall not work on top of, under, or work from mobile
equipment in a raised position until the equipment has been blocked or
mechanically secured to prevent it from rolling or falling accidentally.
(b) Persons shall not work on top of, under, or work from a raised
component of mobile equipment until the component has been blocked or
mechanically secured to prevent accidental lowering. The equipment must also
be blocked or secured to prevent rolling.
(c) A raised component must be secured to prevent accidental lowering
when persons are working on or around mobile equipment and are exposed to the
hazard of accidental lowering of the component.
(d) Under this section, a raised component of mobile equipment is
considered to be blocked or mechanically secured if provided with a
functional load-locking device or a device which prevents free and
(e) Blocking or mechanical securing of the raised component is
required during repair or maintenance of elevated mobile work platforms.