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OSHA Scissor Lift Safety

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Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L

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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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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: In March 2018, an employee in Concord, California, was sanding drywall while elevated on a scissor lift. The employee fell approximately 6 feet from the scissor lift to a concrete surface and was killed. The scissor lift was missing a toprail.
Key Takeaway: Even falls from a seemingly short distance can be fatal. Guardrails are the primary means of fall prevention on a scissor lift and are required to be in place and operational. The time it takes to make sure your worksite is safe is time well spent.

Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

Thank you for the course. It was clear and understandable.
William F

Thank you. I look forward to the next 10 classes I am going to take. Nice format and ease of use.
Scott B

A very through course.
Forrest E

El curso estuvo muy detallado y claro
Louis N

This course was very good
Sardar M

This is an excellent and intense course, well put together
Alton W

Very well done
Jonathan V

This course was effective and thorough .
Ricky B

Excellent course, it was very informative.
Jeffrey R

This course was very informative, and well structured unfortunately I was unable to hear the audio version of it however I didn't have a problem reading it.
Ilsen P

Useful information and case studies.
Steve H

Great course, informative and easy to understand
Jason O

Good course, very thorough.
Gabriel P

Thank you for an easy and convenient way to take this training!
Chris R

I think this is an excellent tool for training both employers and employees on the use and regulations involving scissor lift use in the workplace.
Eric H

Never thought Id soak up all this stuff in regards to scissor lifts
Mark I

Think the course was well put together and touched on a variety of topics which helped me better understand the safe operation of a scissors lift.
Othinel N

Well organized, precise information. The narration is extremely helpful.
Nathan R

Great! Thank you
Sean B

This course was great!
John S

Very informative and thorough. Practice questions were helpful.
Jeremiah P

Excellent course. Very thorough. I think short videos might help some people with lessons.
Edward P

I enjoyed using this course and got all the right information I needed to be safety regulated.
Toby W

Michael C

Quick but well thought out.
Robert D

Great course!
Zachary B

This course is wonderful!
David I

Great examples - really brought the danger home! Good tempo, also nice to hear as well as read it. Seems thorough. I have a great respect for the dangers now! Thank you!
Eveline K

Excelente curso de capacitación me parece muy bien de parte de la osha
Dany O

Lenin V

Me parece muy bueno el curso, es justo para obtener más conocimientos de cómo operar un elevador de tijera
Cesár P

interesting course and i get a lot of safety information about operating scissor lifts. Thanks!
Zakaryas M

The course work was clear, understandable, and thorough. Thanks
Rohan W

Great informative course!
Luis R

This course was incredibly easy to use, very informative, user friendly, and well designed. Very economical cost as well. Will definitely recommend!
Rachel J

Pretty good system and very user friendly but I could not hear any sound coming out, speakers and connection where checked on my end...thanks
Nelson Q

Great Course!!!
Andrew R

Good refresher. Thank you.
Joshua B

Easy enough.
Larry B

Great set up and easy to follow along. The practice/self check questions were exactly what was on the test.
Sydney M

Very good. Direct and to the point.
Jimmy T

Very easy to understand and learn from. I feel very aware of all aspects of inspecting, judginging safe conditions, and using after taking this course.
Bryan B

Good Stuff, for a basic course!
Earnest J

Was pleased that the audio was not read in a monotone voice
David L

thank you!... the information was very well documented and articulated...
Roberto L

Good course very informative!
Domingo M

Good course great information for safety!!!
Chance H

This course was thorough and enjoyable. I learned a few things that I did not know prior.
Greg F

I will be recomending this course to my co-workers and peers.
Karl R

This course was very informative. I will be following this course with reading of the resources provided. I will also be printing What to Inspect to make sure to have on site with my crew at all times.
Karen S

The Training course is very informative, and useful training for the operation of a scissor lift.
Sena A

Easy to understand material.
Nestor M

Thanks great course.
Frank C

Your Doing Great!
Ray C

Pretty interesting good to know.
Erich Z

I thought this course was very informative. It actually made me realize how dangerous it is to use a lift without proper training. I will be making sure I implement what I've learned from this course and I will attempt to take another course to make sure I can understand more safe ways to operate the mobile scaffolding.
Joel M

It was a great online experience in all. I would recommend this site to everyone.
Seth C

Great coarse. Thank you. I'll be taking many others.
Larry H

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to Scissor Lift Safety
    • Injury and Fatality Statistics
    • How Scissor Lifts Work
    • Scissor Lift Safety Regulations
    • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) Classifications
    • Scissor Lift Components
    • Guardrails
    • Guardrail Specifications
    • Fall Protection
    • Scissor Lift Platforms
    • What Is an Entity?
    • List of Entities
    • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Safe Use of Scissor Lifts
    • Safe Use Program
    • Operator Qualification and Training
    • Training Components
    • Before Operation
    • Worksite Risk Assessment
    • Rescue Plan Considerations
    • Manufacturer Manuals
    • Record Retention
    • Scissor Lift Modifications
  • Maintenance and Inspection
    • Inspections
    • Frequent Inspection
    • Annual Inspection
    • Pre-Start Inspection
    • Maintenance and Repair Training
  • Stabilization and Safe Positioning
    • Safe Positioning
    • Worksite Hazards
  • Scissor Lift Operation
    • Public Roads and Traveling
    • Traveling
    • Parking, Transport, and Other Moving Vehicles
    • Reporting Problem(s) or Malfunction(s)
  • More Safety Precautions
  • Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
    • Employer Responsibilities - Equipment
    • Safety and Health Program
    • Employee Rights
    • Employee Responsibilities
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • 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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