Aerial/Scissor Lift Safety

Course Name: Aerial/Scissor Lift Safety

Overview: Aerial lifts are commonly used in construction, inspection, and repair services to lift employees to an elevated work position. Proper operation and use of aerial lifts can make completion of tasks at elevation, safer and more efficient. However, unsafe use, operation and aerial lift work practices can result in serious injury. This program has been developed due to the hazards associated with improper use and the concern for the safety of individuals in and around this type of equipment.

Course Length: 2 hour + hands on assessment

Regulatory Reference (If applicable): 29 CFR 1910.66 – 1910.68; 29 CFR 1926.453

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have gained knowledge and understanding of:

  • Types of Aerial Platforms
  • Safe Operating Procedures
  • Qualification and Authorization
  • Regulatory rules and requirements
  • Safe traveling, raising and lowering, parking, and shutdown
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Emergency Equipment
  • Equipment knowledge and inspection
  • Planning of work
  • Fueling and battery hazards
  • Safe mounting and dismounting
  • Testing controls
  • Maintenance

Renewal: As needed