Aerial Lift Operator Safety
Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.
Course Length: 3-4 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.
Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty-five (35) in the classroom session and twenty (20) in the practical session. A second instructor shall be added for the practical session once the participation exceeds twenty (20).
- Provide delegates assigned to work on or around Aerial Lifts the necessary skills to safely perform their jobs.
- Provide delegates with recommended practices and guidelines to perform safely while
working with Aerial Lifts.
- Delegates should be able to demonstrate the necessary skills during practical
examination and demonstrate knowledge during written examination.
- Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
- Practical Exercises
Successful Course Completion
- Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
- Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by
the total number of exam questions.
- Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.
- Successful completion of practical session is mandatory.
Course Content Summary
Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)
Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)
About Aerial Lifts
- General Uses
- Training Requirements
- General Safety Guidelines
- Pre-Operational Inspection
- Daily Inspection Criteria
- Hydraulic System
- Reporting unsafe conditions
- Example Inspection Form
- Work Site Inspection
- Operator Controls
- Safe Work Practices
- Use of Ground Controls
- Elevating a Platform
- Leveling Jacks
- Safely Working from Work Platform
- Electrical Hazards
- Fall Hazards
- Fall Hazard Prevention
- Tip Over Hazards
- Collision Hazards
- Worker Lifting Hazards
- Improper Equipment Use
- Battery Safety
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Work Introduced Hazards
- Causes of Death from Aerial Lifts (Statistics)
- Personal Fall Arrest System Requirements
- Anchor Point
- Vertical Life Lines
- Horizontal Life Lines
- Anchor Point
- Inspection of Gear
- Protection from Falling Objects
Practical training shall utilize an Aerial Lift similar to the type the employee will required to operate.
Practical shall verify the following:
- Properly select and wear appropriate PPE during practical training
- Perform proper pre-use inspection of Aerial Lift and Personal Fall Arrest Equipment
- Perform operator maintenance as required
- Effectively identify hazards associated with Aerial Lifts
- Demonstrate proper use of operation controls
- Demonstrate safe operation speeds
- Utilize proper fall protection
- React to unusual or emergency situations
- Proper access/egress from Aerial Lift
Training Center Provided Material
- Course Materials
- Aerial Lift
Reference Material / Documents
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.68
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.453
- Course ID #: MA003