Operating Aerial Work Platforms Safely

Operating Aerial Work Platforms Safely

Updated Feb 11, 2019
Aerial work platforms are an essential tool used to safely elevate personnel. These useful platforms come in various sizes and configurations, including scissor lifts, boom lifts, and articulating boom lifts. When a maintenance or construction worker must perform a task at an elevated work position, these powerful machines are often called on to do the job. This program discusses some of the common hazards that aerial work platform operators must consider when using this equipment, as well as the safe work practices and operating techniques that must be followed to ensure everyone's safety during the use of an aerial work platform. Topics include pre-operational inspection, testing the operating controls, inspecting the path of travel, driving safely, raising the lift, lowering the lift, and safe work practices.