Aerial Lift Online Training - Covers these groups and types of MEWPs: (A3, B3)
Aerial Platform Certification Upon Passing the Included Exam.
Our aerial lift online training provides a quick, simple and effective way to get yourself or your workers to get aerial platform certification. We've been providing aerial lift training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years.
Don't settle for courses that promise certification, but are only 15 minutes long. Those types of courses often come up short when OSHA comes for an audit. Our robust training approach gives an interactive experience.
Learners are able to retain the information and apply it on the job site, preventing costly fines from OSHA. Our aerial lift course takes just over one hour to complete. Learners get a certificate instantly upon completion.
Safety training is an investment. That is why hundreds of companies and individuals all over the world trust the Hard Hat Training Series for their online training needs. Our unique online training program has been fine-tuned to provide you with the best training experience possible.
- Complete Training: First and foremost our goal is to keep you safe and save you money. Don't risk getting expensive OSHA fines because you settled for a sub-par training program that didn't cover safety topics in depth. Train using a program that helps you retain what is learned so that it is put into practice on job sites.
- Cost Effective: Hiring a trainer to come on-site can be expensive. In contrast, our online curriculum lowers costs while still providing a professional training experience. (Check out our bulk pricing tiers below!)
- Records Tracking System: We offer an easy-to-use management system so that if you have multiple students who are receiving training you can have access to all records, certificates, observation guides, and more! (Contact us if you would like us to quickly create a company account for you)
- Train Your Way: You can use this online aerial lift program for new hire training, refresher training or train remotely. Access it from anywhere and work on your schedule.
- Interactive Learning: Special reminders and quiz questions throughout the course prep students for the final exam so that it is passed the first time.
- Corporate License: Do you want to host this course on your own server? Contact us about obtaining broadcasting rights for this and any of our other online courses.
What's included in this Aerial Lift Training that covers groups and types of MEWPs: (A3, B3)?
Our Aerial Lift Safety Training course is regulation-compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on equipment and anatomy, maintenance and inspections, safe operations and stability, common hazards, and more.
During this training, we will be taking a look at the functionality and components of aerial lifts in relation to both scissor lifts and boom lifts. As part of this training, we'll show you why it’s important to conduct a thorough pre-shift inspection each day before using the equipment.
You will also learn about machine stability and the importance of knowing the aerial lift’s capacity. We will also emphasize the importance of planning each job and setting up the machine and site properly to avoid hazards and obstacles around the worksite.
Finally, you will learn about some of the common hazards associated with aerial lifts so you know how to recognize, avoid, or minimize them.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for aerial lifts:
- ANSI A92.2 – Vehicle Mounted Elevating and Rotating Aerial Devices
- ANSI A92.3 – Manually Propelled Elevating Aerial Platforms
- A92.5 – Boom Supported Elevating Work Platforms
- A92.6 – Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms
- A92.8 – Vehicle Mounted Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Devices
- A92.20 – Design, Calculations, Safety Requirements, Test Methods for MEWPs
- A92.22 – Safe Use of MEWPs
- A92.24 – Training Requirements for MEWP Operators
- 1910 Subpart F – Powered Platforms, Man lifts, Vehicle Mounted Work Platforms
- 1910.23 – Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes
- 1910.28 – Safety Requirements for Scaffolding
- 1910.29 – Manually Propelled Mobile Ladder Stands and Scaffolds (Towers)
- 1910.67 – Vehicle Mounted elevating and rotating work platforms
- 1910.333 – Selection and Use of Work Practices Shipyards
- 1915.71 – Scaffolds or Staging Construction
- 1926, Subpart L – Scaffolds
- 1926.21 – Safety Training and Education
- 1926.451 – General Requirements
- 1926.452 – Additional Requirements to Specific Types of Scaffolds
- 1926.453 – Aerial Lifts
- 1926.454 – Training Requirements
- 1926.501, 502 – Duty to have Fall Protection
- 1926.556 – Aerial Lifts
- CAN/CSA B354.1 – (PORTABLE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS)
- CAN/CSA B354.2 – (SELF-PROPELLED ELEVATING PLATFORMS)
- CAN/CSA B354.4 – (SELF-PROPELLED BOOM SUPPORTED)
- CAN/CSA B354.5 – (MAST CLIMBING)
- CAN/CSA B354.6 – (DESIGN)
- CAN/CSA B354.7 – (SAFE USE)
- CAN/CSA B354.8 – (TRAINING)
- CAN/CSA C225 – (VEHICLE MOUNTED AERIAL DEVICES)
- CAN/CSA Z259 – AND SUBSECTIONS (FALL PROTECTION, ARREST)
- CAN/CSA Z271 – (SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATING PLATFORMS)
Train the Trainer
The aerial lift train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online aerial lift training course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the aerial lift training kit.
This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
Why Do You Need Aerial Lift Training?
In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific.
Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment.
Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment.
A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.
Did You Know?
- 1,380 workers were injured operating an aerial or scissor lift from 2011-2014.
- From 2011-2014, 87 workers died while operating a scissor lift. (Source: CDC)
Aerial Lift Accidents In the News
- Teens Severely Injured After 40-ft. Fall at Farm in New York News Article
- Man Dies After 45-Foot Fall
Aerial Lift Safety Videos
- Bemidji Man Killed in Boom Lift Accident - Lakeland News at Ten - May 17, 2012
- OSHA: Deadly Taunton Lift Accident Could Have Been Prevented
Aerial Lift Blog Posts
Aerial Lift Training Frequently Asked Questions:
What do I get when I finish this aerial lift training?
Upon completing the online aerial lift training course you will then take the included aerial lift test and upon passing it with a score of 80% or higher (you get two chances) you will immediately have access to your printable aerial lift certification and wallet card.
If you choose the training kit the certificate template comes with the kit materials.
Do you offer group training online enabling everyone to take the training at one time on a single computer?
Yes, this is a custom option. To sign up please fill out our group training sign up form. We will notify you via email when everything set up for your aerial lift group training.
Because this is a custom option in order to get your certificates from a group training you must email us the names of the trainees who passed the exam so we can reply with each individual's certificate.
Q: What is a MEWP?
A: MEWP is an acronym that stands for Mobile Elevating Work Platform. Basically, they are machines that elevate workers without the use of scaffolding.
Q: When do the new ANSI MEWP regulations go into effect?
A: Aerial equipment owners and operators must be in compliance by December 10, 2019
Q: What are the most common types of aerial lifts?
A: There are several different machines that are considered MEWPs or Aerial Lifts. Some of the most common are as follows (in no particular order):
- Scissor lifts
- Bucket trucks
- Knuckle booms
- Boom lifts
- Boom trucks
Q: What do I get when I finish this aerial lift training course?
A: Upon completing the online course and passing the exam with a score of 80% or higher (you are allowed two attempts at the exam) you will have immediate access to your printable aerial lift certification and wallet card.