Elevating Work Platform Safety

Elevating Work Platform Safety Course (includes scissors lifts and straight-mast hydraulic lifts)

Prerequisite: Prior to performing the hands-on segment of our safety course, students must have previously and successfully completed an Operator Training Course for the particular piece of equipment to be covered in this safety course.

In this course the students will be introduced to the safety principles of operating an elevating work platform. The topics addressed in this class include:

  • Cal OSHA’s required Safe Operating Instructions (CCR Title 8 Section 3646)
  • General safe operating principles
  • Electrocution hazards
  • Fall Protection concerns and requirements
  • Vehicle safety inspection
  • Battery Charging safety
  • Emergency Procedures

The classroom instruction includes lecture, handouts, video, and question and answer. Each student will be required to take and pass a written test prior to proceeding to the hands-on segment.

The hands-on portion of the course will include each student operating the piece of equipment while being evaluated by our instructor.

NOTE: During the hands-on exercise, each student may be required to wear their fall protection harness and lanyard if client policy requires its use and/or guardrails are not compliant.  If all guardrails are in place and in compliant condition, fall protection is not required by OSHA.

All training is performed in accordance with Federal OSHA, applicable State-chartered OSHAs, and other State Regulations and local Ordinances.