What are the Hazards When Working With Aerial Lifts

This 3 minute safety training video covers: What are the appropriate personal protective equipment to use, how to properly inspect personal protective equipment, when to dispose a fall protection equipment, how to avoid tipping of an aerial lift, what is the proper placement of a lift, how to properly secure the work area, how to safely work near power lines. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 16 minute full length version.

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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:

  • What are the Hazards When Working With Aerial Lifts
  • The types of aerial lifts and the training required to operate them.
  • The hazards associated with using aerial lifts.
  • "Pre-start" and "worksite" inspections.
  • Setting up, operating and moving an aerial lift.
  • Working on the ground near an aerial lift.
  • and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 16 minute preview.

Video Transcript

All aerial lifts have a load capacity rating that indicates the amount of weight the can safely carry. Before work begins you must know the rating of the boom and basket you will be using and make sure that the combine weight of all personnel, tools, equipment and materials carry on a lift does not exceed this rating. Avoid tip overs by carefully surveying the ground for holes, debris, ditches and soft spots of the earth due to minor untapped earth fills. Many people assumes the black coating on overhead powerlines is an insulator that provides protection against electric shock but this isn’t true, the coatings only function is protect the lines from harsh weather, touching the line is no different than touching a bare wire. Another risky behaviors to attach ropes, cables or similar lines to the platform as this could possibly tangled or catch on something when the equipment moves.