MEWP Training – Covers these group(s) and type(s): (A3, B3)
Looking for a cost-effective and convenient way to offer MEWP training for your employees or customers? Our MEWP training program (available on CD, USB Drive, or via Instant Download) provides simple instructions with all the tools necessary to train and certify your boom and scissor lift operators for OSHA compliance. For both?scissor lifts and aerial boom lifts.?
Years of knowledge and experience have gone into creating this training program. We’ve done all the research and design, so you don’t have to. This robust training kit makes it easier for you to train your workforce again and again. Check out a sample of the training presentation by clicking on the tab above.
Not quite what you need? We also offer an online MEWP training course as well as corporate broadcast licenses so that you can make the training materials available on your network to branches across the country.
What’s in the MEWP Training Kit for groups and types: (A3, B3)?
- PowerPoint Presentation — you have complete customizability; even down to changing out the logo to your own.
- Instructor notes — our informative instructor notes give guidelines and talking points so that you sound like a pro.
- Student Manual — the student manual is a comprehensive tool you can use during training or give to your operators to refer back to.
- Written Test / Answer Key — print as many copies as you need to certify an unlimited number of students.
- Practical Evaluation Forms — our MEWP practical evaluation guide walks you through each requirement, making sure you follow OSHA’s regulations.
- Certificate of completion template — we provide customizable MEWP certificate templates that you can store for your records.
- Wallet card template — some work sites require operators to carry a card; print as many MEWP licenses as you need.
- Refresher training forms — when it comes time to re-certify workers you will be ready to hold refresher certification courses.
- Printable safety posters — fun and informative safety posters that you can print. Our posters promote safety and are visually appealing.
- OSHA standards & regulations — complete citations of OSHA standards.
- Accident examples & explanations — we teach by example. Real world accident profiles help drive home important safety topics.
- Video News Clips — real-life news clips show the reality of accidents.
- Much More!
Why you need MEWP training:
While a license is not required in the U.S., certification is. Our training and the included exam will get you certified today.
Aerial Lift/MEWP Safety Training
The Hard Hat Training Series has been creating trainings for many years. In attempts to keep up with OSHA and ANSI standards, trainings are updated and renewed to ensure we are providing the best training possible.
Aerial Lift or Mobile Operating Work Platform (MEWP) standards underwent quite a few changes to standard in 2020 and continue to be changed and refined today. In this updated training, you will find additional information to help you and your company be compliant with the standards and keep you as safe as possible. Let’s go over a few highlights from the new training:
Daily, Periodic, and Annual Inspections
Every day, pre-shift are inspections are performed. Operators and others can look at the machine to ensure it has a full tank of fuel and is in operating condition. They check each component to ensure that there are no hazards that could cause machine failure. Periodic inspections are also outlined in the training and need to take place every three months of 150 hours, whichever comes first. Annual inspections happen every year no later than 13 months from the previous inspection. To learn a little more about shift inspections and what they consist of, check out this blog post.
Common MEWP Hazards
As you think of a machine extending high in the air from a small, fixed base, a lot of potential hazards come to mind. In this training we outline each of those, as well as giving the trainee an idea of how to prevent them and protect themselves and other employees from the dangers that could come from unsafe use. Some of the most common MEWP hazards are tipovers, falls, machine failure, struck by or caught between the lift and another object, and powerlines. Other quick tips and hazards are found on this OSHA Fact Sheet.
Operating a MEWP safely is important to the wellbeing of workers and companies. In this training we will talk about how safe operations starts with each employee. Employees need to make sure they are in the right mindset to complete the job, as well as have the proper training to do so. As an operator, employees should always know their machine and their worksite. Inspecting the worksite for slopes, soft soil, and overhead barriers will be helpful before operations begin.
New standards outline the importance of having a supervisor who is also trained and able to always observe operations. In addition to their being updates in the employee training, we have updated the supervisor training to ensure both operators and supervisors can complete their duties successfully! This training will also outline classification changes, and rescue plans.
Other Training Options:
We offer two other types of training for this course. The other training types are online training and a train the trainer certification course. An identical final exam and OSHA-compliant safety training certificate applies, no matter which of the three format options you choose below.
Our online trainings are great for those who want to learn at their own pace and on their own time. Online trainings can be completed from any location, eliminating the need for expensive seminars.
Employers can assign employees specific trainings and
keep track of their progress and exam scores. We also offer
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Our kits are the perfect resource for those who want the freedom of training employees themselves. Unlike traditional trainings that are taken once, the kit offers a complete initial training as well as activities and materials to train employees long after they’ve been certified.
These materials include practical evaluations, exams, toolbox trainings, accident profiles, ect.
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Train the Trainer
Train-the-trainer courses allow employers to take full control of the training process. Employees who take these courses are fully certified to use the training kit and train others.
This means that employers can hold training seminars and courses without the need for third-party trainers. We will also include a training presentation and materials to train others.View Train the Trainer
Our Hard Hat Training training kit materials give you everything you need to be regulation compliant. We’ve spent years fine tuning these to make sure it contains the latest requirements, safety regulations, and hazards that come with operating equipment.
Our courses are written and regularly audited to meet the applicable OSHA, EECO, HHS, STC, MSHA and more standards.To learn what standards this course meets, see the course description tab. We list all applicable standards in the standards section.
Our Hard Hat Training Series Training Kits are used all over the world–Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, and more… Our training kits are completely customizable, you can add, edit or remove anything in the training program to make it fit any international safety training standards that you are needing. It only takes minutes to get the training materials ready to use.
Online Safety Training FAQs
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. Contact us regarding resale opportunities.
How do I Look Up My OSHA Compliance Safety Certification?
So, you have already purchased a course from us, taken the online training, and passed the certifaction exam with flying colors. Now what? Most people want to print off a copy of thier OSHA Compliance Safety Certification and keep it for your records. Learn how to do that.
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