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Before you begin work with an aerial lift, you need to know how to inspect it properly, set it up and operate it safely. This doesn't just help to keep you safe…it can make sure everyone on the ground stays safe as well. Falling objects, equipment "tipovers" and even electrocution hazards can make working near an aerial lift risky. Knowing how to operate a lift safely, and being aware of these hazards could save you and your co-workers from serious harm.
Atlantic Training's course on "Aerial Lifts in Industrial and Construction Environments: Working With And Around a Lift" is the second of a two-part series that has been designed to meet OSHA's training requirements in their "Mobile Elevated Work Platforms" (MEWPs) standard. The course discusses how to inspect an aerial lift, how to prepare to use a lift, how to operate an aerial lift and how to work on the ground near a lift safely.
Topics covered in the course include:
- Criteria for Inspecting MEWPs and the Areas Around Them
- Equipment and Safe Work Practices to Prepare an Aerial Lift for Use
- Procedures to Follow When Raising a Lift
- Safely Lowering the Work Platform of a Lift
- Hazards Associated with Working on the Ground Near an Aerial Lift
- …and more.