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OSHA Scissor Lift Safety

Online Training & Certification Course
29 CFR 1926 Subpart L

This course presents an overview of safe operating procedures for scissor lifts including the responsibilities of owners, supervisors, and workers, hazards from uneven surfaces, falling, overloading, electrocution, overextension, nearby work, inclement weather, inexperience or improper operation, mechanical defects, and inadvertent operation.

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What are the governing regulations?
This online scissor lifts (mobile scaffolds) training and certification course follows the regulations set forth in OSHA 29 CFR § 1926 Subpart L Scaffolds Safety Standards for Mobile Scaffolds, commonly called Scissor Lifts.

Who must take this training?
OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.454 Training requirements states:

This section supplements and clarifies the requirements of § 1926.21(b)(2) as these relate to the hazards of work on scaffolds [scissor lifts].
(a) The employer shall have each employee who performs work while on a scaffold [scissor lift] trained by a person qualified in the subject matter to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards.

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Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • Section 1 - Course Objectives
  • Section 2 - Introduction to Scissor Lift Safety
  • Section 3 - Scissor Lift Fatalities and Injuries
  • Section 4 - Definitions
  • Section 5 - Responsibilities
  • Section 6 - Classification of Hazards
  • Section 7 - Operation on uneven surfaces
    • Degrees from Level
    • Obstructions or Holes
    • Surface Stability
    • Outriggers
    • Brakes and Wheel Chocks
  • Section 8 - Fall Protection and Personal Protective Equipment
    • Working Outside or Above Scissor Lift Railings
    • Three-Point Contact for Safety
  • Section 9 - Overloading, overextension, and electrocution hazards
    • Scissor Lift Load Limits
    • Use of a Scissor Lift for Transport of Materials
  • Section 10 - Electrocution
    • Electrocution
    • Minimum Safe Approach Distances
    • Scissor Lifts with Insulated Components
    • Contact with Overhead Wires
    • Power Tools
  • Section 11 - Overextension
    • Overextension
    • Emergency Stops
  • Section 12 - Nearby Work
    • Falling Objects
    • Crushing and Pinching in Scissor Lift Mechanisms
  • Section 13 - Inclement Weather
    • High Winds
    • Snow or Ice on Platform
  • Section 14 - Inexperience and Improper Operation
    • Training
    • Workers Riding on Lifts
  • Section 15 - Mechanical Defects and Maintenance
    • Inspections-When to Perform
    • Inspections-What to Inspect
    • Inspections-Work Location
    • Defective Scissor Lift
    • Safety Procedure After Mechanical Failure
    • Prohibition of Alterations and Overrides
    • Maintenance
    • Operator's Manual
  • Section 16 - Inadvertent Operation
    • Platform and Lower Controls
    • Position of Controls
  • Section 17 - Summary
  • Section 18 - Additional Resources
  • Section 19 - Final Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our OSHA Scissor Lift Safety course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this OSHA Scissor 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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

Retraining is required in at least the following situations:
(1) Where changes at the worksite present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(2) Where changes in the types of scaffolds, fall protection, falling object protection, or other equipment present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(3) Where inadequacies in an affected employee's work involving scaffolds indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite proficiency.

It is our recommendation that workers be retrained at least every three years.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Scissor Lift Safety Training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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