Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts & Bucket Truck Training

Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts & Bucket Trucks Training

Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts & Bucket Truck training is mandatory for any employee that uses this type of equipment. Aerial lifts have replaced ladders and scaffolding on many job sites due to their mobility and flexibility. They may be made of metal, fiberglass reinforced plastic, or other materials. They may be powered or manually operated, and are considered to be aerial lifts whether or not they can rotate around a primarily vertical axis. Many workers are injured or killed on aerial lifts each year.

What are Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts & Bucket Trucks?

An aerial lift is any vehicle-mounted device used to elevate personnel, including:
  • Extendable boom platforms,
  • Aerial ladders,
  • Articulating (jointed) boom platforms,
  • Vertical towers, and
  • Any combination of the above.
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Hazards Associated with Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts & Bucket Trucks

The following hazards, among others, can lead to personal injury or death:

  • Fall from elevated level,
  • Objects falling from lifts,
  • Tip-overs,
  • Ejections from the lift platform,
  • Structural failures (collapses),
  • Electric shock (electrocutions),
  • Entanglement hazards,
  • Contact with objects, and
  • Contact with ceilings and other overhead objects.
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Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts & Bucket Trucks Training

Only trained and authorized persons are allowed to operate an aerial lift. Training should include:

  • Explanations of electrical, fall, and falling object hazards;
  • Procedures for dealing with hazards;
  • Recognizing and avoiding unsafe conditions in the work setting;
  • Instructions for 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; and
  • Manufacturer’s requirements.

Per ANSI A92 –
The user must designate a qualified person to monitor, supervise and evaluate operators on a regular basis. Situations where retraining may be necessary:

  • Expiration of the operator’s valid training period
  • Deterioration of the operator’s performance
  • Extended period of time with no operation
  • Introduction to new MEWP technology
  • Accident or near miss incident

  • We go to your Florida location and provide your employees with the required Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts & Bucket Trucks training and we do fall protection training with each class. Training is available in English or Spanish.

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