This online aerial lift safety training course focuses on teaching employees about aerial lift safety on the job. Aerial lifts are extremely useful pieces of equipment and are commonly used in many industries. But this equipment can be hazardous to both operators and employees working nearby unless proper precautions are taken by all employees while at work.
Why “Aerial Lift Safety” Matters:
- OSHA estimates that there are about 68,000 fall-related injuries in the workplace each year.
- OSHA requires equipment with aerial lifts to be designed and constructed according to certain standards. The primary goal is to protect the worker in the lift by providing fail-safe mechanisms that will prevent a free-fall descent of the work platform.
- One of the primary hazards of working in aerial lifts is falling out of the lift.
- If you work in aerial lifts or near them on the ground, you need to understand the hazards, the basic regulatory requirements, and the safety work practices that must be followed to prevent accidents and injuries.
- Aerial lifts are useful pieces of equipment but can also be hazardous.
- Lifts must be operated properly to prevent accidents and injuries.
- Only trained and authorized employees are allowed to use aerial lifts.
- Inspect equipment and the work area before each use.
- Understand and follow safe work practices, including wearing fall protection equipment.
- Be especially careful when working around power lines.