Aerial Lift Course Outline

Introduction
  • Equipment anatomy and inspections
  • Stability of aerial lifts
  • Safe Operations
  • Six most common hazards
  • Types of Lifts
  • Standard
  • Training Requirements
  • Pre-shift Inspections
  • Monthly and Yearly Inspections
  • Load Tests
Anatomy
  • Lift Components
  • Visual inspection
  • Engine, Refueling & Chassis
  • Turret section and boom
  • Scissor and mast sections
  • Lift controls and platform
Stability
  • Balance and leverage
  • Lift’s leverage
  • Load’s leverage
  • Ground pressure
Safe Operations
  • Planning a lift
  • Safety meetings
  • Training and familiarization
  • Demonstration of ability
  • Visual and functional inspection
  • Visual inspection
  • Functional inspection
  • Check emergency controls
  • Conclusion of inspection
Aerial Lift Hazards
  • Power line contact
  • Falls from tip over
  • Falls from platform
  • Struck or crushed by lift
  • Maintenance related accidents
  • Other hazards