What's in the Scissor Lift Course?
Our Scissor Lift Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomy, stability, operations, hazards, and more. 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.
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 120 - 150 min.
OSHA Standards: This course meets the following OSHA standards:
- OSH ACT 1970
- 1910 Subpart F – Powered Platforms, Man lifts, Vehicle Mounted Work Platforms
- 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
- 1926.21 – Safety Training and Education
- 1926.451 – General Requirements
- 1926.452 – Additional Requirements to Specific Types of Scaffolds
- 1926.453 – Scissor Lifts
- 1926.454 – Training Requirements
- 1926.501, 502 – Duty to have Fall Protection
- 1926.556 – Scissor Lifts
Why Take Our Scissor Lift Training Online, Covers these groups and types of MEWPs: (A3)
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 Scissor Lift Safety Training Online Course?
- 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.
Scissor Lift Certification
What Is a Mobile Elevated Work Platform?
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently updated their aerial lift terminology, which has affected how they interpret aerial lifts. ANSI has replaced the term aerial lift with Mobile Elevated Work Platform, or MEWP. According to ANSI, a MEWP is any motorized work platform that is designed to assist an employee in safely accomplishing an at-height task.
What Is an Aerial Lift?
Aerial lifts are defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as working platforms mounted on vehicles that have the ability to move vertically or horizontally. Aerial lifts can also entirely rotate around a vertical axis in some cases. People are often confused about scissor lifts due to the stricter qualifications surrounding the term aerial lifts.
Where Does the Scissor Lift Fit?
It is essential to be aware that OSHA does not consider a scissor lift an aerial lift. In fact, OSHA defines a scissor lift as a portable scaffold with a vertically raised work platform. This means that scissor lifts are covered by OSHA's scaffolding guidelines and requirements.
On the other hand, scissor lifts are classified as a Mobile Elevated Work Platform under ANSI. This means that ANSI's standards and regulations for MEWPs will include scissor lifts.
Your employer will make the ultimate decision in deciding which standards your workplace will adhere to. If you are unsure of which regulations you are supposed to follow, reach out to your designated supervisor or manager for more information.
What Is a Scissor Lift?
Now that you have a basic understanding of where the scissor lift fits in regards to safety regulations, we will discuss what a scissor lift really is.
Scissor lifts are popular for manufacturing and industrial operations because they have broad platforms that can accommodate both employees and materials. They provide a safe and dependable environment for workers to carry out any at-height tasks.
What makes the scissor lift an essential tool is its ability to extend up and then collapse and become compact enough to be stored away, making it a true competitor to the traditional ladder.
What Are Scissor Lifts Used For?
Scissor lifts are preferable to boom lifts and other types of aerial platforms when it comes to certain tasks. They are suitable for inside tasks since they are lightweight and easy to operate, especially if the project simply requires up-and-down mobility.
Scissor lifts can work outside on uneven or sloped terrain. A rough terrain scissor lift is designed to work on rough or uneven surfaces in order to safely raise workers and materials in ways that a ladder could not. Here are some other common jobs that scissor lifts are used for:
- Indoor maintenance where ceilings are higher
- Warehouse organization, management, and general maintenance where accessing tall shelves needs to be done safely
- Sign maintenance where a larger platform is needed for safe work
- Working on sloped surfaces or uneven terrain
- Working in tight, outdoor spaces where an up-down lifting motion is needed
OSHA Standards for Scissor Lifts
Employers must analyze the worksite to identify any potential hazards before selecting the proper equipment for the task. Employers who use scissor lifts must examine and implement effective fall safety, stability, and position controls. Employers are also responsible for developing and implementing an accident prevention program.
Safe scissor lift operations include maintaining the equipment properly, following the manufacturer's instructions, adhering to the rules and procedures that are provided through the required safety training, and always using the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
Before operating a scissor lift, OSHA requires that you receive sufficient safety training. Here at Hard Hat Construction Safety Training, our scissor lift course includes all you need to know about operating a scissor lift safely. All of the necessary standards are thoroughly covered as well. Among the required safety topics are:
- How to perform daily checks of the scissor lift to ensure it is in good working order and free of wear and damage.
- How to use and wear PPE, which may include a hard hat and a safety harness.
- How to connect fall protection to an appropriate anchor point on the work platform.
- Employees are not permitted to use a ladder to climb higher on the work platform, nor are they permitted to use the guardrails as a ladder to step up to a higher position on the scissor lift.
- Employees are not permitted to lean over the guardrails, as this may jeopardize the scissor lift's stability.
- Employees are not permitted to utilize the ground controls unless authorized by the employee in the bucket or in the event of an emergency.
Accident Prevention Program
An accident prevention program (APP) is a document that is updated as needed to address newly identified hazards and safety concerns. The program's aspects are extensive, in-depth, and cover a wide range of occupational health and safety issues. It is intended to decrease workplace accidents and injuries.
For an APP regarding scissor lift operations, there should be four different parts. These four parts are as follows:
Part 1: Implement & Maintain an APP
Employees are required by OSHA to establish and maintain an accident prevention program that supports compliance with regulations. They do not directly state that the program must be written, but it is far more difficult to demonstrate the existence of an acceptable program if it is not documented.
Part 2: Frequent & Consistent Inspections
A competent person plays a crucial role in ensuring construction site safety. OSHA requires a process for frequent and regular inspections to be completed by a competent person to ensure the job site, materials, and equipment are safe and functional. The process that is implemented is also required to be included in the APP.
Part 3: Compliant Machinery, Tools, & Equipment
Everything that is utilized on a jobsite must meet safety standards. If it is not compliant, it may not be used. Regulations require your employer to remove them from service using any of the following methods:
- Tagging them out
- Physical locking to render them inoperable
- Removing them from the workplace
Part 4: Training & Experience
OSHA requires that only employees who have had proper training or experience operate machinery or equipment. This training requirement is one of the most commonly disregarded laws in the construction industry. Every employee's training and/or experience should be documented.
How To Become a Scissor Lift Operator?
Learning how to use a scissor lift is simpler than you would think. Despite this, there are still several requirements you must meet before you will be able to operate one. As stated previously, scissor lift operators are required by OSHA to successfully complete a scissor lift safety training course that will demonstrate that they are capable of operating the lift in a safe and reliable way.
Once the training course is completed, employees must demonstrate to their employer, or a designated supervisor, what they have learned and that they are able to operate the scissor lift safely and efficiently.
Scissor Lift Certification
Every employer with scissor lift operators is required by law to give OSHA-compliant training, instruction, and hands-on evaluation to guarantee every employee is up to date on the newest OSHA safety regulations and can operate scissor lifts efficiently.
Once an employee receives their certification, the certification is valid for three years after the issue date. Once the three years is up, the employee will need to take a refresher course or retake a scissor lift safety training course.
Why Do I Need a Safety Training Course?
Every year, many workers are injured or killed while using scissor lifts. Falls from the elevated platform, objects falling from the lifts, tipovers, ejections from the lift platform, structural failures and collapses, electric shock, entanglement dangers, contact with objects, and contact with ceilings and other overhead objects are all potential hazards.
Our courses demonstrate the functionality and safety of scissor lifts. The goal of this course is to increase safety for operators and everyone else on the job site. Begin this essential training right away!
What’s in Our Scissor Lift Safety Training?
Our Scissor Lift Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomy, stability, operations, hazards, and more. This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions that will help you to prepare for the final written exam that is included with the course when you complete it. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.
Why Take Our Scissor Lift Course?
Our scissor lift 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 scissor lift 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 scissor lift 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.
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