Free Aerial Lift Training

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Employers provide free aerial lift safety training for employees. Information provided during training includes identification of the types of aerial lifts used to elevate employees to job sites above ground, how to prevent safety hazards and how to test controls.

Types of Aerial Lifts

  • Types of aerial lifts include extensible boom platforms, articulating boom platforms, aerial ladders and vertical towers.

Prevention of Safety Hazards

  • Aerial lifts can be modified for uses other than those recommended by the manufacturer, as long as they conform to the American National Standards Institute standard A92.2-1969. Workers should wear a body belt with a lanyard attached to a boom or basket -- refraining from exceeding the basket's limit.

Testing Controls

  • The bursting safety factor applies to use of hydraulic and pneumatic components and is another important safety topic. The bursting point is when pressure is high enough to cause a rupture in the system that could cause an aerial lift to collapse. The safe working pressure is arrived at mathematically by calculating the safety factor of components. All noncritical components are required to have a bursting safety factor of at least 2 to 1.

U.S. Department of Labor

  • You can contact the U.S. Department of Labor and ask a representative about free aerial lift training outside your workplace. Call 800-321-6742 for assistance.

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