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What are the Different Types of Aerial Lifts

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What are the elements of an aerial lifts, what is the main difference between various types of aerial lifts, how to properly operate aerial lifts, proper training when working with aerial lifts, how to examine potential fall hazards, how to recognize unsafe conditions.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

Different types of aerial lift equipment, first there’s a slab model it is usually small has solid tires and should only be use on concrete slab or asphalt. When using slab model on asphalt make sure the surface is sound enough to carry the weight of the vehicle. Some asphalt surfaces are uneven and can sink when heavy weight is applied. The rough terrain unit is normally used outside, it’s designed to be use in constructions site and have pneumatic or air pressurized tires. A gas driven unit must be use in a large well ventilated area or use outside. Propane driven unit can be operated indoor but they also need well ventilated areas in which to work. The battery operated unit is designed for use in areas where there is poor ventilation but you should keep in mind that batteries can discharge hydrogen gas which is flammable.