Vehicle Mounted Aerial Lift (Bucket Truck) – Operator Safety (CAN)

This online Vehicle Mounted Aerial Lift course covers important aspects of vehicle mounted aerial lifts including inspections, hazards, safe operation, rigging, and components.

Course Overview

Vehicle mounted aerial lifts are mounted on trucks or vans and are often referred to as bucket trucks, cherry pickers or, in some areas, boom trucks. They are most commonly used along public roads and highways by public works and road maintenance crews or utility companies. Vehicle mounted aerial lifts have made it safer and easier to lift personnel and their tools to great heights. If used correctly, this equipment provides quick and safe access to work areas that at one time could only be reached from scaffolding or a crane's man basket.

In this online course you will learn about the set-up and safe operation of vehicle mounted aerial lifts. More specifically, you will be introduced to aerial lifts and common ways that they are used. This course will also cover the anatomy of the equipment, the importance of pre-shift inspections, stability and safe operation principles, and how to avoid common hazards associated with aerial lift operation. By the end of this course you should have information that will increase your knowledge and help to make you a better operator.

Training is needed to ensure safe operation and productivity. This online Aerial Lifts and Scissor Lifts course meets OSHA requirements for powered industrial aerial lifts.

Course Topics

  • Types of aerial lifts
  • Inspections and records
  • Anatomy
  • Stability and load charts
  • Critical lifts
  • Common hazards
  • Rigging considerations
  • Safe operation guidelines
  • Hand signals