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Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910 & 1926

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Aerial boom lifts, also known as cherry pickers or bucket trucks, consist of a platform or bucket at the end of a hydraulic or electric lifting system. They are used in many different industries to lift personnel from the ground to a higher elevation. Use of an aerial boom lift requires special aerial boom lift training.

This online certification course covers aerial boom lift hazards, including uneven surfaces, falls, electric shock, equipment collapse, inclement weather, nearby work, inexperience or improper operation, mechanical defects, and inadvertent operation. Course content also includes applicable regulations, requirements, and key safety practices, as well as the responsibilities of owners, supervisors, and operators.

This course is for:
Any employee who is involved in the use and operation of an aerial boom lift needs boom lift training in order to safely perform their job tasks. These platforms are used in a variety of industries, from construction to factory work to shipyards. Proper training includes understanding the regulations and requirements laid out by OSHA, which are covered in this aerial lift certification course. Crane operators, lift operators, project managers, supervisors, and other applicable personnel will benefit from taking this boom lift training online course.

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Case Study: A power utility employee was working in an insulated aerial boom lift near energized 7,200 volt power lines. He was installing new, de-energized lines, which were in contact with the ground.

The lift controls were not in safe working condition. The override button on the upper control malfunctioned, causing unpredictable and uncontrollable movement of the bucket. This caused the worker to move too close to one of the energized lines. His hand and control handle came in contact with an energized line while his other hand held on to a grounded de-energized line. The worker failed to wear insulated gloves. The resulting electric shock was fatal.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 is reserved for general industry standards while Part 1926 is designated for construction industry standards. Aerial boom lifts are covered in multiple locations throughout both parts.

The following OSHA regulations are applicable to aerial boom lifts:

  • 1910.67 - Vehicle-mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms
  • 1910.269 - Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
  • 1926.453 - Aerial Lifts
  • 1926.454 - Training Requirements
  • 1926.502 - Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices
  • 1926.503 - Training Requirements

Additionally, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is an organization that uses industry experts to set consensus standards on various topics. ANSI has issued ANSI/SAIA A92.2, vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating aerial devices. Many OSHA regulations are based on ANSI standards, and often adopt or incorporate an ANSI standard via "incorporation by reference." The incorporated standard becomes part of the OSHA regulation and is no longer voluntary. OSHA requires that all aerial lifts are designed and constructed in accordance with ANSI A92.2.

The Aerial Boom Lift Safety course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for aerial boom lift certification.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Aerial Boom Lift Safety
  • What Is an Aerial Lift?
  • Aerial Boom Lifts
  • Common Terms
  • Trained and Qualified Operators
  • OSHA Regulations
  • ANSI Standards
  • Compliance
    Responsibilities
  • Responsibilities-Facility Owners and Managers
  • Responsibilities-Supervisors
  • Responsibilities-Operators
  • Training and Credentials
  • Retraining and Recordkeeping
    Aerial Lift Fatalities and Injuries
  • Classification of Hazards
    Tip-overs and Collapses
  • Uneven Surfaces
  • Outriggers, Brakes, and Wheel Chocks
  • Overextension
  • Load Limits
  • Use for Transport of Materials
    Fall Protection
  • Guardrails
  • Three-point Contact
  • Fall-Protection System
  • Personal Fall Protection Equipment Terms
  • OSHA Fall Protection Regulations
  • Common Fall Restraint and Arrest Options
    Electric Shock Hazards
  • Overhead Power Lines
  • Insulated Boom Lifts
  • Minimum Safe Distances
  • Working with Power Tools
  • General Precautions
    Inclement Weather Hazards
  • Snow or Ice on the Platform
  • Hazardous Atmosphere
    Nearby Work Hazards
  • Collisions
  • Entanglement
  • Falling Objects
    Safety Features
  • Controls
  • Emergency Stops
  • Interlocks
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Components
  • Operator's Manual, Markers, and Decals
    Inspections and Maintenance
  • Worksite Inspections
  • Daily Inspections
  • Periodic Inspections
  • Annual Inspections
  • Maintenance
  • Defective Aerial Boom Lift
  • Safety Procedure after Mechanical Failure
  • Inspection and Maintenance Records
    Safe Work Practices
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safe Start-up Procedures
  • Safe Shut-down Procedures
  • Safe Work Practices during Operation
  • Working near Traffic
    Summary
    Additional Resources
    Exam

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this OSHA Aerial Boom Lift Safety training online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers must provide training at the time of initial assignment to tasks where an employee may operate an aerial boom lift. This lift certification course meets these safety training requirements. According to OSHA, retraining for boom lift certification must be provided when there have been changes at the worksite or types of equipment, or when an employer sees that retraining is necessary for proficiency.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Jeremy M Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

I feel this course is extremely valuable in helping to set a standard for boom lift safety.

Thitiwat P Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

great experience

David J Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Very good course. Appropriate content and time interval.

Anton K Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Great training!

Butch H Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Very well put together course. I have been operating lifts for 30+ but have only been "certified" a couple of times. Will definitely share this link with others.

Dana V Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

I liked the ability to control sound and advancement to the next page

Horace K Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Great refresher on what to look for when operating these machines.

Reuben H Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Great Course!

Alexandre V Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

good course

Michael Z Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Good, easy to understand. A lot of information without a bunch of nonessential filler.

Humberto C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

its very helpfull

Robert I Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Great course, fast and efficient

Enrique M Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Es muy bueno que nos ayudan a tener conocimiento de reglas laborales muchas gracias por su apoyo

Juan G Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

excelente demostración muy efectiva y eficaz, fácil de entender y todas las recomendaciones de seguridad muy buenas

Alex V Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Easy to understand information given. Organized throughout the training and exam.

Brandis S Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Straightforward with examples, appreciated the audio reading.

Edward M Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

really nice and very educational

John C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Nice, the course was actually entertaining. Being able to read the slide and click next is the best feature for the men like me. Listening to the slide as opposed to reading thru keeps me more focused on the course.

Edgar R Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Very informative and easy

Shawn F Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

i think it works well, i like that you have to wait before jumping to the next page ,, Listening and reading helps it sink in, nice

Wilbur C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Good experience

Timothy C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

This course was very informative and stayed focused with the content. the format of the material was easy to follow. Thank you!!

Jesus R Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

great program. learned a lot in a short time. Very informative.

Eddie E Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

good advice great program and very knowledgeable of saftey

Terry D Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Good course.

Orville C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Clear, complete information on all aspects for safe use of lift.

Melchor R Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

the course was great very detailed and user friendly

Shawn B Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Very easy to use and seemed to take no time at all to complete. The audio was a nice added feature.

Todd C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Very thorough course. Thank you

Rene B Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Short and Concise! Perfect!

Joseph K Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Well laid out and presented, worth the time.

Noel P Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Great course and very helpful

James L Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Great Class

Jaryus W Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

In this course I learned more about boom lifts and it was a quick and easy lesson !!

Justin P Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

I enjoyed the course.

Jeff C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Great material, enjoyed the information & lessson.

Dirk C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Great test, easy to follow!

Britton B Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Very helpful course, thanks.

Alexandra F Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Just fine.

Dolores C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

El Aprendisaje me a parecido muy bueno ya que me servirá para cuidarme mi mismo y así podré salvar vidas! Gracias

Wilson M Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

It was a good knowledgeable class

Johnathan H Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Very informative

Christopher J Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

this was great

Irvin B Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

the course taught me many things i had no idea i should know.

Jeffrey C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

The training was very informative and very easy to follow. It seemed to cover all aspects of what we may encounter while operating a boom lift.

Islam I Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Organised and easy to use and understandable

Devan C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

This is a very thorough and well designed course on aerial boom lift safety and I would definitely recommend this course to anyone.

Kevin T Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Everything was great and easy to use. Thanks!

Augie S Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Good training course for beginners and experienced operators

Mark L Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

this course was very helpful.

Doug C Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

GOOD know in

Doug M Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Very good course. Easy to understand and material was presented well.

Reynaldo S Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

Gracias por la oportunidad de tomar la capacitacion de boom lift y creo que es importante que cada persona que tenga que operar esta maquina deve tomar esta capacitacion.

Bryce M Verified
Aerial Boom Lifts Safety

I think that this course is very well done and very informational.

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