Aerial Lift Training Requirements

You can only operate an aerial lift if you are trained and qualified. Anyone who operates on or around heavy equipment must receive training before performing the job on their own. OSHA has outlined several training requirements for aerial lifts. Aerial lift operators must receive training on,

  • Explanations of electrical hazards, especially regarding overhead electrical lines.
  • Explanations of fall and falling object hazards
  • Procedures for dealing with those hazards
  • Recognizing and avoiding unsafe conditions in the work setting
  • Instructions for the correct operation of the lift (including maximum intended load and load capacity
  • Demonstrations of the skills and knowledge needed to operate an aerial lift before operating it on the job
  • When and how to perform inspections
  • Manufacturer’s requirements
Aerial Lift Safety Training Requirements

If you have received training on aerial lifts that don’t contain one or multiple of the subjects listed above, then you are not properly trained. We offer a robust, OSHA-compliant Aerial Lift Safety Training that you can take in under 2 hours. This training covers both boom lift and scissor lift operator training. Also, we have updated our training to meet new ANSI A92 Standards for the safe use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP).

According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers, with an average of over 200 deaths per year. Receiving proper training will help you and your coworkers stay safe. Our training covers the anatomy, stability, and safe operation of aerial lifts, as well as how to spot common hazards associated with lifts. It covers every necessary training topic and then some. Get certified today!

Good luck and stay safe!


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