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Aerial Lifts & MEWPS

Course Description

Aerial lifts have replaced ladders and scaffolding on many job sites due to their mobility and flexibility. They may be made of metal, fiberglass reinforced plastic, or other materials. They may be powered or manually operated and are considered to be aerial lifts whether or not they can rotate around a primarily vertical axis.

An aerial lift is any vehicle-mounted device used to elevate personnel. Types include:

Extendable boom platforms,
Aerial ladders,
Articulating (jointed) boom platforms,
Vertical towers, and
Any combination of the above.


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OSHA Regulations:

Certification for General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

1926.20(b) – Accident Prevention Responsibilities
1926.21 – Safety Training and Education
1926.453 – Aerial Lifts
1926 Subpart L
1910 Subpart F
1910.67 – Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms
1910.333(c)(3) – Work Near Overhead Lines

ANSI Standards

A92.20 – Equipment Design Standards for MEWPs
A92.22 – Safe Use of MEWPs
A92.24 – Training Requirements for MEWPs

Government Regulations:
1926.20(b) – Accident Prevention Responsibilities, 1926.21 – Safety Training and Education, 1926.453 – Aerial Lifts, 1926 Subpart L, 1910.67 – Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms, 1910.333(c)(3) – Work Near Overhead Lines

Who Needs this Training?

According to OSHA All employees working in these areas:

Those who work on jobsites and may exposed to or work around Aerial lifts and MEWP’s
Workers that may be involved in work types that require use of Aerial Lifts and MEWP’s
Those that train or modify training exposures.
Those that are new to the jobsite.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified

Worksites can be very dangerous. It is important to recognize hazards.

Without proper training:

You will not know how to use PPE
Won’t understand the Aerial Lift/MEWP dangers
You will not be able to work near electrical lines
You may injure yourself and others around you

Included Topics
By the end of this course we will have covered the following topics:



-Topic 1 Introduction to Aerial lifts and MEWPs-3:48
-Topic 2 Equipment Requirements and Standards-4:27
-Topic 3 Safe Use of Aerial Lifts-4:52
-Topic 4 Hazards associated with Aerial Lifts-1:43
-Topic 5 Training Requirements-2:37
-Topic 6 Before Operating Aerial Lifts Inspections -6:57
-Topic 7 While Operating Aerial Lifts-8:32



Course Layout
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes, and Final Knowledge Check

Course Duration
A minimum of 45 minutes is required to complete this course.

When an employer has reason to believe that an affected worker does not recognize existing hazards or proper precautions at some point after the initial training, the employer is required to provide retraining for that worker, in accordance with ANSI/SIA A92.2-1969, ANSI/SIA A92.3, ANSI/SIA A92.5, ANSI/SIA A92.6., 29 CFR 1926 and 29 CFR 1910. For example, workers must be retrained when:

Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete.
Incidents occur on site.
Inadequacies in workers’ knowledge or hazard precautions indicate that they do not adequately understand training.
New Aerial lifts/MEWP’s are on site


Certificate of Completion
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.

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