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Aerial/ Scissor/Boom Lift Operator Certification

(Course # AE - 101)

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Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift/Boom Lift training provides participants with general knowledge and understanding of the safe and efficient operation of “Power Operated Mobile Work Platforms” under OSHA and ANSI regulations.  Once training is completed, the participants will be able to recognize specific health and safety-related hazards associated with operating scissor/aerial lifts.

We bring our program to your facility customizing it as needed so your operators can safely and efficiently operate your equipment in your workplace.

This course has two components:

  1. Classroom session covering the theory of safe and efficient operation.
  2. Practical evaluation of the operator’s ability to operate your equipment.

Standard course length is 8 hours.

Classroom Course Content:

  • Understanding OHSA and ANSI regulations.
  • Required and recommended review of “fall arrest.”
  • Pre-shift equipment inspection and work area inspections prior to use of the lift.
  • Examining all site-specific hazards and controls for the safe operation of a man-lift.
  • Examining all equipment requirements such as load capabilities & safety decals.
  • Reviewing important fundamentals for the safe operation of aerial and scissor lifts, such as operating on level surfaces, operation within capacity limitations, minimum safe approach distances to live electrical transmission lines, weather considerations when operating outside, etc.

Course Objectives (Practical Session):

  • Complete a pre-shift check of the aerial platform that covers inspection of the lift for damage, loose or missing parts, examination of hoses and cables for damage and leaks, adequate fluid levels, smooth operation of all controls, the position of outriggers or pothole guards, manufacturer-recommended items, etc.
  • Inspection and use of fall arrest equipment.
  • Operation of the lift including driving, positioning, and elevating the platform while complying with the capacity limit of the machine and maximum slope considerations.
  • Trainer will complete a written evaluation of each operator’s skills.

Aerial Lift Best Practices

Fall Protection Best Practices

Note: Students will receive a Training Certificate and Wallet Card upon completion of the course.

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