Aerial and Scissor Lifts

Working safely with this last category will be the focus of this course. Ideal learners include employees who work on or around aerial lifts and scissor lifts.

Course Overview

Not everything we have to work on is within reach. There are times we need a little help. Sometimes ladders are chosen, other times fixed scaffolds, and still other times mobile equipment like aerial lifts (also referred to as an articulating boom/bucket lifts) and scissor lifts. Working safely with this last category will be the focus of this course. Ideal learners include employees who work on or around aerial lifts and scissor lifts. This online aerial lift training course is designed to prepare you for hazards involved with aerial and scissor lift operation by demonstrating proper inspection protocols and describing precautions you can take to mitigate risks. By taking this scissor lift safety course you can learn to protect yourself and others from common hazards associated with this type of equipment.

Course Topics

  • Mobile Equipment Basics
  • Accident Causes and Precautions
  • Before You Get in the Equipment
  • At the Worksite
  • On the Platform or Bucket
  • Catapulting and Tip-Overs
  • Stepping Off or Knocking Off

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify different types of mobile equipment to use when your work is out of reach
  • Explain the importance of lift and site inspection before use
  • Recognize causes of falls from mobile equipment
  • Describe precautions to help prevent falls, tip-over and catapulting
  • Identify hazards such as contact with power lines or other moving equipment