Aerial Lift Operator Training for Tree Trimmers

  • Classroom

This training is a review of aerial baskets, platforms, and workplace hazards, equipment inspection, safe operating procedures, and Cal-OSHA operating rules. The training includes tree-trimming basics with an overview of safe operating procedures for equipment. The training consists of classroom instruction and a written test, a hands-on demonstration of proficiency, plus an evaluation of safe operating procedures of an aerial lift or bucket truck.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate, please contact the California JPIA training division by email,, within two business days of the training date, noting that the Authority is closed on Fridays. 


Topics Covered

  • Review of Workplace Hazards
  • Review of Safe Operating Procedures
  • Review of Operating Rules
  • How to Operate Tree-Trimming Equipment Safely


4 hours


CalOSHA Title 8, Section 3648


As Needed

Who Should Attend:

Employees Who Operate An Aerial Lift In Tree Trimming Operations