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aerial lift online training

Aerial Lift Training (MEWP) Online Training

(15 customer reviews)

$79.00

Online Aerial Lift Training (MEWP), designed by trainers with 15+ years of onsite training experience. The estimated time for this training is 2- 2.5 hours.

Covers Boom Lifts (3B) and Scissor Lifts (3A ). Course has been updated to meet new ANSI A92 Standards for the safe use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP)

  • OSHA Compliant: OSHA compliant courses that are yearly reviewed & updated to meet the latest standards.
  • Instant Access: After purchasing, have immediate access to the online course.
  • Printable Certificates: Upon completion, trainees will receive a printable certificate and OSHA wallet card.
  • For Businesses: We offer onsite trainings, company accounts and bulk discounts

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What's in the Aerial Lift (MEWP) Course?

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.

Our MEWP (Aerial Lift) Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on equipment and anatomy, maintenance and inspections, safe operations and stability, common hazards, and more.

Training Scope:

  • Anatomy & Pre-Shift Inspections
  • Safe Operations & Stability
    • Know your Machine
      • Overloading Hazards
      • Machine Failure Hazards
    • Know your Worksite
      • Power Line Hazards
      • Slope Hazards
      • Overhead Hazards
    • Investigated Case Studies

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.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2- 2.5 hours.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors

Course Goals:

  • Understand the importance of a pre-shift inspection and how to perform one
  • Recognize the common hazards associated with MEWP’s and how to avoid or mitigate them
  • Learn how to operate safely in a variety of on-site situations

OSHA Standards: This course meets the following OSHA standards:

  • 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


Why Take Our Online Aerial Lift (MEWP) Course?

Our online training course provides a substantial, thorough, and effective way to learn how to work safely. We’ve been providing industry-specific safety training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years.

The online course meets the classroom requirement for occupational safety training. It also includes a proficiency checklist that employers can use to perform a practical evaluation, in accordance with standards and regulations.

We have fine-tuned this training to provide you with the best experience possible. Our robust training approach gives an interactive experience that helps learners retain information and apply it on the job site, preventing costly accidents and fines. 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.

Why Buy Our MEWP Training

  • Complete Training: Our goal is to keep you safe and save you money. 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. That is why we developed our online curriculum to lower 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. If you have multiple students who are receiving the 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 training program for new hire training, refresher training or to 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.


Aerial Lift & Scissor Lift Online Training Certification Courses - Covers: (A3, B3)

Mobile Elevated Work Platform

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently changed their aerial lift terminology, which in turn changed the way they defined what aerial lifts were. Instead of aerial lift, ANSI now uses the term Mobile Elevated Work Platform or MEWP. According to ANSI, any powered work platform that is designed to help an employee safely carry out an at-height task is considered a MEWP. 

However, OSHA normally uses the term “aerial lifts,” which is defined differently than the term “Mobile Elevated Work Platform.”

What is Considered an Aerial Lift?

OSHA defines an aerial lift as any vehicle-mounted work platform that can move vertically and/or horizontally. Some aerial lifts can even rotate around a vertical axis. Due to the stricter requirements around the term aerial lifts, people often get confused when it comes to the topic of scissor lifts. We will get into this discussion later.


 

Types of Aerial Lifts

There are many different types as well as names associated with aerial lifts. But for the sake of this article, we will cover just three of the most common types of aerial lifts found at a work site.

Boom Lifts

A boom lift, also known as a man lift or cherry picker, uses a hydraulic arm connected to a platform or bucket. Boom lifts are known for the way they surpass any other aerial lift with their ability to move in almost every direction. There are three types of boom lifts:

  • Telescopic booms: These types of boom lifts are retractable, single-boom work platforms that can reach heights of up to 100 feet. However, its ability to move horizontally is severely limited.
  • Articulating booms: These booms allow the operator more flexibility because they can be maneuvered vertically, horizontally, and rotate 360 degrees.
  • Towable boom lifts: These boom lifts are lightweight, portable lifts that can be towed behind a vehicle.

Bucket Truck

Bucket trucks, or bucket lifts, rotate at varying degrees and have hydraulic joint arms that knuckle or bend to allow employees to work around obstacles or to get a better reach. 

Bucket trucks come in all shapes and sizes with different customizations for specific tasks. You can find a bucket truck with a working height of 20 feet to a working height of 100+ feet. A common type of bucket truck, called a forestry truck, is typically equipped with a cover. This cover is called a cab guard and keeps limbs from falling on the cab.

Personal Lifts

Also commonly called a single man lift, a personnel lift is a compact lift only made for a single person. Due to its size, this lift can easily fit in most confined spaces and help get the job done safely. Single man lifts are ideal for ceiling work, especially when cleaning. There are three types of personal lifts:

  1. Self-propelled - This personal lift is the smallest of all personal lifts. It can raise an employee and a set of tools 15 to 20 feet in the air.
  2. Push-around - A push-type personal lift is slightly larger than self-propelled types. They can reach up to 50 feet and are often used to work in tight spots, like in between rafters.
  3. Atrium - Atrium personal lifts are also commonly referred to as compact crawler lifts. The heavy-duty lift is best for outdoor construction sites. The retractable legs and tank-like drive tracks enable the atrium to securely sit on unstable surfaces like dirt, sand and mud.

Scissor Lift

It is important to note that OSHA does not consider a scissor lift to be an aerial lift. In fact, OSHA describes a scissor lift as a mobile scaffold with a platform that only moves vertically. This means that scissor lifts are included in OSHA’s scaffolding standards and requirements. 

However, under ANSI, scissor lifts are considered a Mobile Elevated Work Platform. This means that ANSI includes scissor lifts under their standards and requirements for MEWPs.

Scissor Lift Training

OSHA requires that employers must provide employees with proper training on whatever hazards they may encounter. This includes how to work safely with, on, or near a scissor lift. A scissor lift training course, at minimum, must include the manufacturers instructions for operating the scissor lift vertically and while in transit.


 

Does OSHA Require Scissor Lift Certification?

OSHA does require any employee that will be working with, on, or around a scissor lift to receive a safety training certification. Employees can get a certification after successfully completing a scissor lift safety training course. It is also important to note that scissor lift operators are required to get recertified every three years according to OSHA standards. You might also be interested in this article that discusses the question Are Scissor Lifts Considered Aerial Lifts?.

OSHA states “only trained persons shall operate an aerial lift,” but does not detail anything particular about safety training. Because of this it is the employers responsibility to create and/or provide safety training for their employees who work on, with, or around any type of aerial lift.

What is the Standard For Aerial Lifts?

ANSI states that “MEWP occupants do not need formal training or certification before working on a MEWP. However, they do need to receive a basic site orientation that includes information about hazards and hazardous locations on site. They should also learn about warning signs, rules and other controls they will need to understand and observe” (ANSI).


 

Hard Hat Training

After reading about all the training standards and certificates, you must be wondering how to get started. You are in luck because you can start here at Hard Hat Construction Safety Training, our teams work hard everyday to provide you with the best and most affordable training courses!

Our Description of Safety

Here at Hard Hat Training, our goal is to make safety training easy and affordable. Our vision is to help companies minimize accidents and fatalities through consistent in-depth training. Our training materials are frequently updated, enabling us to offer the most thorough, up-to-date, and easy to use OSHA-compliant training options on the market today!


 

OSHA-Compliant Courses

All of our courses comply with OSHA standards and contain all the necessary safety information. Our Content Development and Quality Assurance teams spend hours researching so that we can provide companies with the best and most necessary information! We have both a MEWP training course as well as a Scissor Lift safety training available.

Get Your Certification

We offer our courses in different types of learning formats. We offer in-person courses, online courses, training kits, as well as our unique train-the-trainer courses! Our course catalog presents companies with over 200 training topics with each course being fully narrated and organized to keep the mind engaged. Our narration reads exactly what is written down to help any employees who have visual or hearing impairments. We also offer our aerial lift training in Spanish as well as all of our other courses in Spanish!

 


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.

You might also be interested in our informational aerial lift article explaining the answer to the question Does OSHA Require Certification for Operating Scissor Lifts?

 


 

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

 

Aerial Lift Safety Videos

 

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.


Don't want online training? Check out our Aerial Lift Training Kit that allows you to train small and large groups of employees all at one time.

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When you purchase (credits) you are essentially buying seats in a virtual classroom. You may assign any employee(s) to any class(es) at any time until those (seats) have all been assigned.

Whether you are looking to save on a few guys or your whole crew, we make it affordable for everyone to get safety training. These discounts are available on all of our online trainings! Look below to see the breakdown of what you can save when you buy your course seats (credits) in bulk with Hard Hat Training.

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Wanting to train a group of employees with just one online training? It’s easy to do!

  1. You let us know the names of the employees that need training.
  2. We set everything up and send you the group login and an invoice.
  3. We also send you the exam, answer key and a practical exam guide.
  4. You log them in and start the training, then administer the exam.
  5. Once done, let us know. We send the certificate and wallet card.

Fill out the form below and we will get it set up for you.

FAQ's

FAQ's

What does each online class cover?

Generally speaking, each course covers the following: 1. Overview of the Course/Introduction to the Equipment 2. Anatomy, including pre-shift inspections 3. Stability Principles 4. Common Hazards/Accident Profiles 5. Safe Operation 6. Rigging and Hand Signals (for crane courses only).

How long is the course?

Trainees go at their own pace, but in general each class (including the exam) takes anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours. We recommend planning for two or more so you don’t end up rushing through the exam.

Are these courses OSHA-compliant?

Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses were built and continue to be updated by our trainers and inspectors using OSHA and ANSI guidelines. But it is important to understand that by OSHA-compliant, we mean it follows to the best of our ability the best practices and safety principles put forth by OSHA. In an online format, it is not possible to cover every code for every situation or hazard across every industry. For this reason, our safety training solutions are tools to further knowledge and help employers train and/or certify their crew. But just because a course or program is OSHA-compliant it does not necessarily mean a company as a whole will be compliant or avoid citation if OSHA were to audit them. There is so much more that goes into collective company compliance with OSHA. For example, workers need to be observed applying in the field what they learned in the classroom. This observation/practical exam should be done by trainers, supervisors, or other designated competent persons. Whether you use our training kits or online courses, we provide guides to help employers do this. Other things that need to be done for ultimate compliance may include but are not limited to: addressing with your crew any gaps in the training or additional hazards or principles specific to your work situation; creating, training on, and enforcing and abiding by written safety programs (also known as plans or procedures); and performing regular inspections and risk assessments.

Are the e-learning classes up-to-date with OSHA standards?

Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses are up-to-date with the latest OSHA standards. As standards change, we make changes to the courses. If you purchase any of our online courses outright, though, it will then be your responsibility to update the course in accordance with any changes to the standard.

Does this course certify or qualify me?

There is a lot of confusion among operators and even companies about what it means to be certified or qualified. Simply put, no, a course does not certify anyone, only an employer does. Or, in other words, because it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure an employee is properly trained, it is also his or her responsibility to say when the employee is “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.” The online courses, like our training kits on CD or USB Drive or even live training via a 3rd party, is just a tool to help them in doing so.

According to OSHA, all operators of heavy equipment must receive operator training. Proper training must include a classroom portion including a written exam, as well as a practical hands-on portion/exam wherein the operator is observed operating the machine. The online course satisfies the required classroom portion of the training. Upon completion of the course and written exam, the safety administrator of the company will receive a checklist which can be used to observe the trainee on the machine. When done successfully, the administrator signs the bottom of the form. At this point, unless further training is required by your employer, you have done everything required by OSHA to be considered by your employer as “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.”

If I pass this class and exam can I take my certification and get a job anywhere?

See “Does this course certify me?” This will depend on your employer. Remember, it is their responsibility to see that you are trained and if there is ever an accident, it is they who will have to prove to OSHA that they trained you sufficiently. Because of this, while some smaller businesses may simply accept your certificate and a copy of your test, more often than not they will require you to go through their own training program. This is their right to do so. It is their further responsibility to train you in accordance with the job, site, equipment, etc. Having said that, we have fielded many calls from potential employers who wanted to learn more about the classroom portion of the training we offered. After hearing our explanation, they accepted the online class as satisfying the classroom portion of the required training and proceeded to do their own practical.

How long is the training good for?

OSHA standards dictate that safety certification needs to be completed at least once every three years. Since no online course can provide “certification,” these courses will combine with your onsite practical training to fulfill OSHA’s requirements for up to three years. Having said that, refresher training is required sooner if an employee changes sites or jobs, is asked to operate a different type of the equipment, is involved in a near-miss or accident, or is observed operating the machine in a dangerous manner.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course and exam, you will have immediate electronic access to your test, a certificate, and a checklist you can use for the practical hands-on portion of the training. Simply print them off.

How many people can use this course? Can I play it for several employees at the same time?

When a course is assigned to an employee, only that employee can take the course. There are many reasons for this, but most importantly the course is designed to train that one employee per OSHA regulations. Also, there is a final written exam at the end that will be linked to the trainee assigned. OSHA requires proof of training and if multiple people were to sit in on that one course, they would not get credit for taking it.

Can I customize the classes?

Your business’s learning portal can be completely customized for your employees including colors and logo. Additionally, if you purchase our courses outright to be used on your own company LMS (learning management system), you also get the right to rebuild them and customize them to meet your own needs. If you have Adobe Captivate, which we use to build our courses, customization is even easier.

Are SCORM/Tin Can options available for use on our own company LMS?

All of our online courses are designed to be SCORM-compatible and can be easily uploaded to your company’s current SCORM-friendly LMS. You can license their use annually or purchase them outright. Licensing or purchasing them outright does not, however, give you the right to resell or distribute our courses to parties other than those whom you are training.

If we buy or license the eLearning courses for use on our own LMS, can you customize them for us?

Yes, we have done and continue to do this for clients. Pricing depends on the extent of customization requested. Please contact us for a quote.

Can I resell these trainings?

We do have resale options available. Click here to contact us regarding resale opportunities.

15 reviews for Aerial Lift Training (MEWP) Online Training

  1. Jeremiah

    Easy to use, informative!

  2. Julio U.

    Always good to be trained on safety

  3. Devin T.

    No suggestions was very good. I think it was more than sufficient

  4. Corey L.

    Great content

  5. Oscar M.

    Very informational and helpful. Would take again.

  6. Bohdan K.

    perfect

    • Safety Inc.

      Hi Bohdan. We are glad you liked the training! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please let us not if we can help you with any other training in the future! And thanks for choosing Hard Hat Training.

  7. Monir A.

    Great trainer!!

  8. Akar M.

    Almost perfect for me.

  9. Trey T.

    I think it was a really good course and taught me a lot about safety and being prepared with the how to use the machines.

  10. Justin D

    well informed course. audio was inconsistent quality and volume

  11. Omar P.

    Very informational and helpful. Would take again.

    • Safety Inc.

      Hello Omar,

      We are glad you liked the training! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please let us not if we can help you with any other training in the future! And thanks for choosing Hard Hat Training.

  12. Yun K.

    Very informative, It was great

    • Safety Inc.

      What an incredible review, Yun! Thank you so much! We try to keep our trainings informative as well as interactive. We are glad to know that you have found this to be the case. Thank you again!

  13. Thomas K.

    informative course

    • Safety Inc.

      Thank you for your review Thomas! We try to keep our trainings informative as well as interactive. We are glad to know that you have found this to be the case. Thank you again!

  14. Stephen W.

    I thought the course was well done. I dont know if there are improvements needed at this time.

  15. Jeremia D.

    The training is good

    • Safety Inc.

      Hello Jeremia,

      We are glad you liked the training! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please let us know if we can help you with any other training in the future! And thanks for choosing Hard Hat Training.

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How Does Online Training Work?

Each employee or individual takes the online course at their own pace. Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam (Employers or managers may assign employees to specific safety courses). Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam. 

Instant access to your safety certification and wallet card is granted when the online course is completed and the subsequent online exam is passed. Once the online exam is passed, administer the practical exam. We suggest correcting any mistakes and having the trainee initial the edit on the practical exam sheet. Congratulations! You have finished your online safety training course.
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