Aerial Lift

If you and your team use an aerial lift as part of your regular labor, you need to ensure that your employees know how to safely operate this heavy machinery. Like other large tools, aerial lifts can be dangerous in unqualified hands, but keeping your team safe has never been easier.

3-E Safety Services LLC is proud to be able to offer comprehensive aerial lift training programs. We can complete training for your staff on the site of your next project, or wherever is most convenient. Our training programs are rigorous and equip your team with the knowledge they need to use aerial lifts safely and efficiently.

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Proper aerial lift safety training significantly reduces the risk of accidents and injuries, ensuring a safer work environment and better emergency preparedness. This training helps your business meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and avoid fines and legal issues, while thorough documentation supports compliance during audits.

Trained operators work more efficiently, reducing downtime and equipment damage and leading to cost savings on maintenance and repairs. Investing in training also boosts employee confidence and morale, improving job satisfaction and retention. Additionally, a strong safety record enhances your business’s reputation, providing a competitive edge and potentially lowering your insurance premiums.

There’s no question that investing in aerial safety training is a proactive measure that protects your workforce and supports long-term business success.

Understanding the Importance of Aerial Lift Training

Teaching your team to properly handle the aerial lift is essential for your operation's ongoing success and safety. You can't simply throw your newest recruit behind the wheel and have them learn as they go - that would put your entire project and everyone working with you at risk. You need to invest in professional training to maximize productivity and minimize hiccups and injury in the workplace.

It's important to note that minimizing workplace issues will also save you money on insurance claims in the future.

When everyone knows how to use the equipment properly, you don't have to worry. You can focus on getting the job done on time.

Superior Training from the Professionals

Not only is our educational team thoroughly trained, but they have all worked in the industry themselves. We know what kind of jobs aerial lifts are used for and the most common issues that occur when operating them. There is no guesswork here. We build our training programs based on real-world experiences that you and your team are likely to have. We will work scenarios into our training so you and your staff can genuinely understand just how necessary this training is to their ongoing safety and success.

Our teams are also very friendly and approachable. We encourage you and your team to ask questions - and we'll do all we can to provide comprehensive answers.

OSHA-Compliant Aerial Lift Courses

We developed our lift training courses with your needs in mind. We offer adaptive learning modules tailored to you and your staff, giving you the tools you need to maintain a safe and efficient worksite.

In our aerial lift training course, you will learn:

  • Why aerial lift safety is important
  • Types of aerial lifts
  • How to operate different types of lifts
  • OSHA standards for aerial lift operation
  • Hazards to watch out for
  • How to inspect a lift prior to operation
  • How to inspect a work zone to ensure safe operation
  • How to prevent slips, falls, and other workplace accidents


The OSHA sets regulatory standards governing aerial lift operations. These standards ensure the safe use and operation of aerial lifts in various work environments.

These standards apply to various industries and cover the safe use of various aerial lifts, including boom-supported aerial platforms, such as cherry pickers and bucket trucks and vehicle-mounted aerial lifts.

In general, OSHA guidelines require the following:

  • Training: Employers must ensure employees are trained and certified to safely operate aerial lifts.
  • Equipment inspection: Regular inspections of aerial lifts are mandatory to ensure they’re in safe working condition.
  • Fall protection: Operators must use appropriate fall protection equipment, including harnesses and lanyards when working from aerial lifts.
  • Operation: Aerial lifts must follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE): Operators must use appropriate PPE, including fall protection when operating aerial lifts.
  • Safety measures: The standard outlines specific safety measures for the operation, including proper lift positioning and adherence to weight limits.


Inspecting aerial lifts before use is a critical safety consideration to identify and mitigate potential hazards that could lead to serious injuries or fatalities. A thorough pre-use inspection should check for any defects, damage, or issues that may compromise the aerial lift’s stability, operation, or safety features.

Key areas to inspect include the operating controls, guardrails and entry gates, fall protection anchorage points, tires and wheels, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and structural components like masts, booms, and platforms. Inspectors should look for cracks, dents, leaks, loose or missing parts, or other signs of wear or damage that could affect the lift’s load capacity, reach limits, or ability to function correctly.

It’s also important to assess the work area for hazards like overhead power lines, uneven or unstable surfaces, obstacles that could cause struck-by or tip-over incidents, and any environmental conditions like high winds that may impact safe operation. Identifying these hazards through a thorough inspection allows workers to take necessary precautions, make repairs, or select more appropriate equipment before using an aerial lift on the job site.

A proactive approach to inspections is an essential part of an effective safety program for aerial lift equipment, and we cover all aspects of these inspections in our training course.

Course Outline

Each course starts with a brief video about aerial lifts and how to use them safely. Working with you, we’ll then identify potential risks involved in operating a lift and how we can prevent them during operation. From there, we’ll demonstrate the correct operational procedure, including how to perform a pre-start safety inspection and how to maintain a safe work zone.

We take a collaborative approach to improve student outcomes and adapt our instruction to the needs of each learner. By doing so, we’re able to deliver a more engaging, hands-on course that helps everyone work safer, smarter, and more efficiently.

Great Rates on Aerial Training

The total cost of the training program will depend on the size of your team and what kind of machinery we need to discuss. Many different aerial lifts are used on construction sites, each with its own mechanisms and risk.

The training is typically broken up into two portions, classroom training and hands-on training, which together should take no more than a day to complete.

When you contact our expert team, we will be happy to crunch some numbers and let you know just how much it will cost to train your staff for aerial lift operation.

Are you ready to get started - we sure are! Contact us by phone or email to book a training day at your earliest convenience!

We look forward to helping you operate more safely.

Aerial Lift Training/ Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

3-E Safety Services LLC offers OSHA/ANSI compliant training and lift certification needed to safely and correctly operate aerial lifts. The term aerial lift encompasses many different brands, styles, and models of lifts. Aerial lifts come in many different forms, each one specifically designed for specific tasks. Aerial lifts allow workers to complete tasks at high elevations, all while doing so safely. 3-E Safety Services' Aerial Lift Training will allow workers to operate any of the following:

  • Scissor Lifts- This kind of aerial lift has the advantage of a high carrying capacity, anywhere between 500 to 1500 pounds. Scissor lifts are ideal for moving large amounts of people, material, or equipment from one place to another. Scissor lifts can go as high as 56 feet above the ground. The number of people and capacity of the lift will vary depending on model. The two types of scissor lifts are:
  • Slab Unit- These are designed to work indoors and are often electric powered. They come with thick tires that are meant to work strictly on hard, smooth surfaces.
  • Rough Terrain- These gas, diesel, or fuel powered lifts can operate on uneven outdoor terrain. They may or may not be equipped with outriggers.
  • Boom Lifts- Boom lifts are composed of one or more mechanical arms with a bucket on the end. Maximum heights can vary between 20 to more than 180 feet.
    • Telescopic Boom- These booms lifts have a telescoping beam that can move in almost any direction and can reach up to 180 feet.
    • Articulating Boom- These boom lifts are jointed for the purpose of moving around obstacles.
    • Trailer Mounted Boom- These smaller lifts are towed behind another vehicle on their own trailer and reach up to 70 feet. They must be unhooked from the vehicle and have the outriggers in place before operating.
  • Vertical Personnel Lifts- These are often called one-man lifts. These are mainly used in single-person operations for high reach areas. They only move vertically and often have no drive train. They are smaller than a scissor lift so they will fit into smaller spaces.
  • Spider Lifts- Operating like a boom lift, a spider lift has a unique, lightweight base composed of four structural legs, or outriggers. The advantage of a spider lift is its light weight for easy transport while also sporting all the advantages of a boom lift.

An average of 26 construction worker fatalities each year come from boom lift accidents, often due to operator error or negligence. This amounts to as much as 3 percent of all construction related deaths each year. This is why it's essential that all workers complete aerial lift training to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities.

In addition to boom lift accidents, an average of 20 scissor lift-related deaths occur every year. This makes scissor lift certification equally as important, since scissor lifts account for nearly 25 percent of all lift-related accidents. With proper OSHA-compliant lift certification, injuries and fatalities can be prevented.

Why Do I Need Training on Different Types of Lifts?

No matter which of these different types of lifts you are operating or lift brands are used in your business, the key to being successful is to complete aerial lift certification training. Training will equip operators with the skills and knowledge they need to operate the types of aerial lifts, perform safety equipment inspections, recognize and avoid hazards, and prevent accidents.

Aerial lift accidents happen every day on worksites across the country, and the number one cause behind these accidents is operator error. Untrained operators simply don't know the dangers of working with different kinds of lifts and the specific hazards involved, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Falls from heights
  • Objects falling from the lift
  • Ejections from the platform
  • Tip-overs
  • Collapses of the lift
  • Electrocution
  • Contact with nearby and overhead objects

Aerial lift certification helps to keep workers safe, prevent damages, and keep employers out of harm's way of getting hit with costly OSHA fines. An OSHA penalty for an untrained operator can cost up to $12,471 per operator. This same penalty can also be assigned to a company due to unsafe acts while operating a lift. If a citation is deemed willful, penalties can be as much as $124,709.

General Training Requirements

OSHA requires that aerial lift operators must have proper training before they can be allowed to work on or with aerial lifts. 3-E Safety Services, LLC accomplishes this by conducting classroom instruction that includes a video on aerial lifts; teaching operators the various hazards associated with aerial lifts and how to avoid them; how to recognize and avoid unsafe situations; correct operational techniques; when and how to perform inspections; the manufacturer's requirements, and how to operate the lift following demonstrations of the skills and knowledge needed. In all, the classroom and hands-on portion are typically completed in 3 hours.

After workers have completed the training and passed the class, they will receive a laminated Authorized Operator Card and a Certificate of Completion. The laminated wallet card should be kept in an accessible place to provide to anyone that asks for it. It is still imperative that the employer ensures the workers are competent enough to operate the aerial lift.

3-E Safety Services, LLC ensures that our training class has met all OSHA requirements, while providing extra content that we feel is both essential and valuable to prospective and experienced aerial lift operators.

Who Should Seek Aerial Lift Training

All persons who will operate an aerial lift must be trained and pass a test before being allowed to operate one. OSHA stipulates that only trained and authorized persons are allowed to operate a lift, so it’s imperative that all operators complete their training before using a lift.

Lift operators will need to be retrained if any of the following conditions occur:

  • An accident occurs during lift use
  • Hazards involving an aerial lift are discovered
  • They need to use a new type of aerial lift

The employer must be able to show that all lift operators carry adequate certification showing they can use an aerial lift safely and correctly. Upon successful completion of our lift training course, we will provide graduates with documents proving they are trained lift operators who meet OSHA standards.

Osha/ansi-compliant Aerial And Scissor Lift Training And Certification

Holding an aerial and scissor lift certification in accordance to OSHA guidelines offers huge employment benefits to employers. They will have the knowledge that employees are educated and trained to promote a safe working environment, increase work productivity, and prevent OSHA fines. 3-E Safety Services' aerial lift operator class will comply with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.453. This will ensure that workers are trained in accordance to OSHA standards, which should satisfy an OSHA inspector. This will also aid in general contractor work. Most general contractors will not allow workers to operate a lift without proper training. This training class should be in compliance with and general contractor requirements.

With aerial lift training from 3-E Safety Services, LLC, lift operators are aware of the best safety practices, regulations and other important information. As a result, employers are less likely to be subjected to fines, negative audit findings and workplace accidents. For aerial lift operators, proper training is imperative. A well-trained worker is valuable to a company and will promote a safer working environment. With aerial lift training from 3-E Safety Services, LLC, workers acquire the building blocks and fundamentals for safe operation in any work environment.

3-E Safety Services, LLC is able to come to a jobsite, work location, or a rental facility to conduct the training class. All that is needed is a place to conduct the classroom portion, the aerial lift(s) that you want to be trained on, and enough room to safely operate the lifts. Both the classroom and hands-on portion must be completed before a card or certificate will be given out. If requested, 3-E Safety Services is able to provide course completion cards the day of the training class. If training classes are in the Kansas City Metro, prices begin at $125 per person with a minimum of two people (minimum $250 per class). Price breaks begin when there are 5 or more workers in the class.

What is Included in Aerial Lift and Scissor Lift Training?

Our OSHA/ANSI certified lift training courses are designed to give operators the skills they need every day on the job site. We cover everything from basic operations to safety and load capacity. By the end of the course, your employees will have an in-depth knowledge of the basic functioning and issues at stake in lift operation. Reduce the safety risks on your job site by hiring 3-E Safety Services LLC to do an aerial life training course for your team.

The course outline includes all the following:

  • A comprehensive introduction to aerial lift training and certification
  • Government legislation and compliance
  • Safety videos
  • Types of responsibilities to co-workers, supervisors, and employers
  • Understanding of lift and lift truck types
  • Lift load capacity
  • How to perform pre-operation checks
  • Electrical and propane equipment safety
  • Aerial lift inspection and maintenance
  • Limitations of use
  • Safe operation procedures

Duration of Aerial Lift Training Courses

There are standardized regulations that dictate the length of time required for training courses. However, these vary depending on the participants' knowledge and experience prior to the course.

When you book with us, we will provide you with an accurate estimate of the amount of time required to complete the course. The most important thing is that we cover all the material in a way that everyone understands through and through. We will take the time necessary to ensure that your employees leave with both certification and a deep understanding of aerial lift systems.

It is our responsibility to ensure the safety of every job site. Let's work together.

Final Assessment For Aerial Lift Certification

Our certification courses conclude by testing everyone on what they have learned. There is a minimum passing grade for this test, which will be disclosed prior to writing it. If the minimum grade is not met, certification will not be granted.

It is very important to ensure that every employee who takes the lift certification course, understands that they must have a passing grade receive certification. Rather than retesting, it will be necessary for that person to retake the entire course.

Aerial Lift Training Courses Keep Job Sites Safe

Studies have shown that standardized certification courses improve job site safety. Over the years, we have seen a dramatic decrease in workplace accidents relating to lift operations. It's about being prepared for any unforeseen scenario and how to react in the event of an accident appropriately.

Remember to follow these safety precautions:

  • Carefully read and follow all recommendations in your equipment's owner's manual
  • Follow all lifting capacity guidelines
  • Conduct pre-operation inspections every time
  • Conduct visual inspections at the beginning and end
  • Avoid any potentially hazardous situations
  • Only use equipment for its intended purpose
  • Only allow trained, certified, and authorized personnel to use equipment

Free Quotes on Lift Equipment Training

Although effective safety training is certainly an important addition to your business, it is also important to know that you are hiring a consultant that fits into your budget. When you inquire with 3-E Safety Services LLC, we will be happy to provide you with an upfront overview of the pricing structure for our comprehensive aerial lift certification. Our goal is to offer our valuable courses in the most convenient manner possible, which begins with our commitment to providing our potential partners with all the information they need to feel confident.

Licensed Training on Construction Lifts

When hiring a safety consultant for your business, it only makes sense to work with one that has the appropriate qualifications. At 3-E Safety Services LLC, you and your employees are always in capable hands and are certain to get the authoritative training you are looking for. With our safety team at your service, you can feel confident knowing your workforce is getting all the correct information they need to operate scissor lifts, boom lifts, or any other aerial platform.

24/7 Availability for Safety Training

We believe in going above and beyond to accommodate the companies we work with and making sure that our aerial lift training works for them. In order to meet the needs of our diverse clientele, we are proud to offer our valuable training courses at any time that you need. We hope to make it extremely convenient for you to get your organization the appropriate certification it needs to operate safely, efficiently, and up to industry regulations.

Lift Training from a Certified Safety Professional

A Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is a professional who is approved by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and whose workload is at least 50% professional-level safety duties.

A CSP’s responsibilities include:

  • Conducting worksite safety inspections
  • Conducting worksite risk assessments
  • Evaluating potential hazards and control measures
  • Investigating workplace safety incidents
  • Maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records
  • Preparing emergency-response plans
  • Fire protection and prevention
  • Ergonomics
  • Safety consulting
  • Managing and documenting hazardous materials
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Maintaining environmental protection standards
  • Safety training

At 3-E Safety Services LLC, we’re proud to have two CSPs on staff to manage and facilitate the above duties, as well as oversee our aerial lift training courses. As certified professionals, they possess a university degree in a safety-related field and have at least four years of professional safety experience. Their expertise ensures that our lift training courses are comprehensive and up to date. With them, you can rest assured: You’re learning from a trusted safety specialist. You’re learning from a team of experts.

Experienced Aerial Lift Consultants

Having helped an impressive number of businesses and organizations become authorized on construction lifts, we know exactly what goes into a successful safety course. By following up with companies we have worked with and considering their valuable feedback, we have been able to fine-tune our approach and create a training program that is easy to follow and effective. Our knowledgeable approach to our coursework ensures that nothing is overlooked, and your entire team gets trained completely and correctly.

Personable and Friendly Safety Consultants

We believe that it is important to provide our clients with the correct safety training, but also to present it in a client-focused manner. Our motivated safety consultants make sure that we provide our audience with easily digestible information that will serve them well on the job. Not only that, but we make sure that we are friendly and approachable so that you feel comfortable asking us any questions along the way. At the end of the day, we are here to serve your business and help you stay safe on the job, and the easiest way to achieve that is with a focus on customer service.

Call for Streamlined Aerial Lift Training Today!

Just because our training courses are comprehensive doesn’t mean that they will take up a lot of your company’s time. We have designed our certification training to include everything your team needs to know, but in a carefully organized way that ensures a quick and straightforward course. If this sounds like what your business needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information.

Book Your OSHA/ANSI Certified Lift Training Course Now

If you have any questions regarding our course offerings or what your employees will get out of them, please give us a call. Our goal is to make job sites safer. Let's work together to make that happen.

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