Aerial Lift Operator Training

This course is designed to ensure your operators are trained to safely operate an aerial or scissor lift. Each operator reviews factors affecting lift stability, operator responsibilities and the proper fit of personal protection equipment (PPE). Class participants take a written test and are required to bring appropriate PPE. Hands-on instruction for 1 type of equipment includes performance of pre-start inspections, job site evaluation and proper lift operation.

  • Conducted at your site: $750 per class, includes up to 8 students
  • Course length: Approximately 3 hours + hands-on evaluation
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Aerial Lift Train-the-Trainer

In addition to the coverage of aerial and scissor lift safe operating procedures, your trainer will review ANSI standards, classroom preparation and procedures for performing a hands-on evaluation.

  • Conducted at your site: $950 first student, $350 each additional student, includes trainer presentation and binder for each student
  • Course length: Approximately 8 hours, hands-on evaluation upon request
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ProLift offers a selection of safety training materials for your internal aerial and scissor lift programs. Make your classroom preparation easier with video training kits, daily inspection checklists, lock-out/tag-out kits, operator wallet cards and more! Our Safety Specialist is available to answer your questions.

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Aerial lifts are useful for many applications, being found in warehouse settings or a construction site. Like other powered industrial trucks, training is vital to keep operators and product safe. Training is the responsibility of the employer and must:

  • Be provided by the employer prior to operation at the job site
  • Instruct operators about unsafe conditions & the elimination of hazards in the work area
  • Give general instructions regarding the inspection, application and operation of the aerial equipment
  • Be refreshed every 4 years

Additionally, training should be given on each unique make and model of aerial lift. For more details, visit OSHA 1910.167 or 1926.453.

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Aerial Lift Safety: Minimum Handrail Height

What is the aerial lift minimum handrail height? Fall protection requirements for handrail systems require a minimum height of 42”, plus or minus 3”. If an operator steps up on the rails or toe boards the operator will not have proper handrail height for their body. Unfortunately, many Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) professionals are […]

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