MOBILE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORM
Description: ANSI A92.24 & CSA B354.8: Training
- An aerial lift is any vehicle-mounted device used to elevate personnel, including:
- Extendable boom platforms,
- Aerial ladders,
- Articulating (jointed) boom platforms,
- Vertical towers, and
- Any combination of the above.
The purpose of this course is to instruct students to understand the training requirements for operating an aerial lift OSHA Standards: 29 CFR 1910.67, 29 CFR 1910.269(p), 29 CFR 1926.21, 29 CFR 1926.453, 29 CFR 1926.502. Students must pass a written examination with a score of 80% or better, and a practical student evaluation to be able to demonstrate the ability to safely operate an aerial lift.
Only trained and authorized persons are allowed to operate an aerial lift. Training should include:
- Explanations of electrical, fall, and falling object hazards;
- Procedures for dealing with hazards;
- Recognizing and avoiding unsafe conditions in the work setting;
- Instructions for correct operation of the lift (including maximum intended load and load capacity);
- Demonstrations of the skills and knowledge needed to operate an aerial lift before operating it on the job;
- When and how to perform inspections; and
- Manufacturer's requirements.
Target Audience: This program is for any person who operates an aerial lift or any person who intends to operate an aerial lift all the way from the new hire to the supervisor. Students will receive a certification card following completion.
Workers should take a refresher training if any of the following conditions occur:
- An accident occurs during aerial lift use,
- Workplace hazards involving an aerial lift are discovered, or
- A different type of aerial lift is used.
Employers are also required to retrain workers who they observe operating an aerial lift improperly.
MEWP ANSI A92 & CSA B354 and 29 CFR 1910.67 & 1926.453
Group A MEWP
- The slab model is small with solid tires and should be used on concrete slab or asphalt.
- The surface should be sound enough to carry the weight of the vehicle.
- MEWP’s with platforms that move vertically but stay inside the tipping lines.
Group B MEWP’s are for rough Terrain units.
- This unit has pneumatic or air-pressurized
tires designed to be used at construction sites or on dirt surfaces.
- Typically boom type MEWP’s where the platform extends past the machine’s chassis.
- Types 1,2 &3.
- #1 Can only be driven in the stowed position
- #2 Can be driven elevated but is controlled from the chassis.
- #3 Can be driven elevated but is controlled from the Work Platform
Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:15
Length: 4-6 Hours
Pre Requisites: 18+ Years of age.