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How to Set Up Aerial Lifts Correctly

This 4 minute safety training video covers: What is the stabilize position for a lift, the importance of operator’s manual, what is the use of labels, warnings and signs, how to properly restrict access in a working area, proper usage of a fall protection equipment, what are the things to avoid when working with lifts, what are the safe procedures when working with aerial lifts, what is the vertical limit of a lift, what is the work of a spotter. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 16 minute full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

Reaching high places can be challenging in many work environments. But whether they’re on a construction site, changing light bulbs in a warehouse, or performing outdoor utility work, employees often use aerial lifts to help them access work areas that would otherwise be almost impossible to get to.

Atlantic Training’s Aerial Lifts in Industrial and Construction Environments Training DVD program reviews the various types of aerial lifts, makes employees aware of the hazards that are associated with these lifts, and gives them the information that they’ll need to work safely… whether they’re using a lift or working around one.

Topics covered in the program include:

Video Transcript

Never operate a lift on a grade that exceeds the manufacturer’s rating, this destabilizes the machine often resulting to tip over. If the lift has outriggers use them as required by the manufacturer. Make sure the outrigger floats are place on a surface that has enough strength to support them, to disperse the pressure over the larger surface area box can be use underneath the floats. A good safety practice however, is to have a person stationed on the ground who’s able to get aid in an event of an emergency. To provide the safe base the surface that the lift will setup must be able to adequately support the combined weight of the equipment, workers and any other tools or materials.