Depending on the country, national legislation may require the wearing of a harness when working in a cherry picker, even if the platform is systematically composed of a balustrade to avoid any risk of falling – this is the case in the United Kingdom where the regulations require that the harness be connected to an anchor point provided on the cherry picker.
There are also specific checks and tests carried out on the boom section of a cherry picker. These are known as a loler inspection. A competent trained engineer will check that the lifting arm is in a safe and well maintained state. This is a legal requirement put in place to ensure the safety of the operator and anyone in the area.