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Scissor Lifts in Industrial and Construction Environments Online Training Course

Course Overview

Scissor Lifts in Industrial and Construction Environments is an online training course for workers who use mobile platforms to perform their duties and the safety requirements for this equipment as outlined by OSHA. Topics covered include types of scissor lifts, hazards associated with these devices, the OSHA-approved PPE, and tips for staying safe at a worksite using scissor lifts.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of aerial lifts and how they function.
  • Recognize hazards associated with this equipment.
  • Conduct Pre-Start and Worksite inspections to make sure that the equipment is in good working order and in compliance with OSHA standards.
  • Work on or near a lift and avoid potential accidents.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • The importance of scissor lifts in construction and common accidents that occur while using them.
    • OSHA regulations developed specifically for scissor lifts. 
    • Differences between a variety of types of scissor lifts.
  • Aerial Lifts
    • Training required by OSHA for Assembly/Disassembly, Placement, Material Handling, and Fall prevention.
    • Lift Experts that are required on-site when these machines are in use. 
    • Placement of a lift for maximum safety and utility.
    • The necessary Prep Work required for ensuring that a lift will be in proper working order.
    • Information on scissor lifts and their particular hazards.  
  • Working with Lifts
    • Proper positioning of scissor lifts.
    • How to inspect machinery for damage. 
    • Hazards which are common when working with lifts, such as power lines.
    • Safe access of  lifts when they are in their final position.
    • OSHA requirements for individuals using a lift.
    • Inspecting ramps, walkways, and platforms.
    • Recognizing the danger of fall hazards when off the ground and how to avoid them.
    • Using Personal Fall Arrest systems, including harnesses.
    • Other PPE that should be worn at all time when working with a scissor lift.