Operating Aerial Work Platforms Safely

  • E-Learning

This course discusses the safe and appropriate operation of aerial work platforms. There are different sizes and configurations of this equipment, such as scissor lifts, boom lifts, and articulating boom lifts. Safety needs to be first and foremost when working at heights, and this course guides you through the safety procedures to follow.

There are common hazards operators need to heed when operating these complex machines. This course outlines training and authorization to operate, inspection, and other safety precautions to consider. This course demonstrates how to safely mount the lift, drive the lift, raise, and lower the lift, and dismount the lift. Use this course among your construction or maintenance personnel who may need to perform a work function in an elevated environment.

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Topics Covered

  • Inspecting the Path of Travel
  • Mounting the Lift and Driving Safely 
  • Raising the Lift Safely 
  • Safe Work Practices  
  • Lowering and Dismounting the Lift


0.3 hours


Cal-OSHA Title 8, Section 3648


As Needed

Who Should Attend:

Construction Or Maintenance Workers Who Work On Aerial Work Platforms