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Aerial Lift 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 Boom Trucks • Any combination thereof.
Aerial lifts have replaced ladders and scaffolding on many job sites due to their mobility and flexibility. They may be made of metal, fiberglass reinforced plastic, or other materials. They may be powered or manually operated, and are considered to be aerial lifts whether or not they can rotate around a primarily vertical axis. Many workers are injured or killed on aerial lifts each year.
The EI Group provides OSHA recommended training to help employers and workers to recognize and avoid safety hazards they may encounter when they use aerial lifts.