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Occupations Which May Require an Aerial Lift Certification

Are you looking to (literally) elevate your career? An aerial lift operator works in many different fields, and the work usually pays well.

Pretty much every job that requires an elevated working surface can use an aerial lift operator. There are probably more jobs available than you think. Aerial lift operators can work indoors, outdoors, for construction companies and manufacturers, and some are union members while others are independent contractors. So what are the most common aerial lift operator jobs?

Occupations Which May Require an Aerial Lift Certification

Occupations Which May Require an Aerial Lift Certification

Electricians – many construction jobs need a worker placed at great heights to install conduit, wires and other equipment high above the ground.

Construction workers – as building go up, workers need to go up as well. Aerial lift operators in the construction field include masons, finishers, window installers and many more.

Factory workers and other industrial jobs – sometimes, workers need to be lifted above machinery for maintenance. Other jobs (including processing plants) require skilled workers to lift products to certain heights for loading, unloading and basic product transport.

Other aerial lift jobs include high voltage power linemen, mechanics (for large equipment like construction trucks, planes and jets), foremen, trainers, technicians and many others.

CertifyMeOnline.net offers certification for aerial lifts. As you’ve read in this blog, there are many career choices for someone who knows how to properly operate an aerial lift. Our affordable prices and quick certification (no down time for your business) are just two reasons why we’re so popular. And remember, we offer other programs besides our aerial lift training  CertifyMeOnline.net also has a great scissor lift certification, fall protection courses and much more.

Looking to get aerial lift certification for your new career? Just call us at (602) 277-0615 or visit our contact page to send an email message. Whether you’re looking to brush up on your aerial lift certification or start a new job, we’re here to help. Many individuals and companies have used CertifyMeOnline.net for up-to-date credentials.

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Skyjack to Introduce New Aerial Lifts at ConExpo

Skyjack plans to unveil a new rough terrain scissor lift and enhanced telehandlers at the upcoming ConExpo show in Las Vegas, scheduled for March 4-8. According to a recent post at the AHL (Access Lift and Handlers) website, Skyjack will use ConExpo to stress their products’ advanced design, simple-to-use features and reliability.

Skyjack's SJ 63AJ

Skyjack to Introduce New Equipment at ConExpo
Skyjack’s SJ 63AJ

One product, the SJ6832 RTE electric rough-terrain scissor lift, permits easy transition from outdoor to indoor work applications. Plus, this new aerial lift features emission-free operation to align with environmentally friendly policies. The SJ6832 RTE has the same chassis as the existing dual fuel SJ6832 RT units, allowing an easy transition to the electric powered model.

Skyjack’s ZB2044 telehandler will now have a Tier 4i engine. This design has a maximum capacity of 20,000-pounds, a tri-section boom and attains a max height of 44 feet. The company will also show off 2 telescopic booms: the SJ45T (500 pound capacity, platform height of 45 feet) and the SJ66T (platform height of 66 feet).  Both booms will have Skyjack’s exclusive axle-based 4WD system for great performance on a variety of terrain.

Plus, Skyjack will showcase a rebuilt SJ7127 RT rough terrain scissor lift. This equipment, built in 2005, will be sectioned into two halves, displaying both original and reconditioned designs. This unique exhibit should be one of ConExpo’s most visited attractions.

CertifyMeOnline.net provides complete training for scissor lifts, telehandlers and other equipment. We specialize in OSHA-compliant training at affordable prices. With same-day certification, attentive customer service and convenient online testing options, CertifyMeOnline.net is your one-stop shop for heavy equipment operator certification. We offer scissor lift certification (for equipment like the SJ6832 RTE), aerial lift training and much more.

If you’d like to learn more about our services, please give us a call at (602) 277-0615. Or, you can send a secure email on our contact page. CertifyMeOnline.net is here to help. If you’re not satisfied with your current certification program, let us point you in the right direction. We’ve helped hundreds of companies attain compliance at a very affordable cost structure.

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New Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Scissor Lifts are Useful for Varied Industrial Workplaces

A new line of stainless steel goods lifts from Actisafe feature high-end performance, advanced safety features and efficient operating costs. Plus, the lifts are versatile enough to be utilized outside their intended environment (animal processing plants).

The Actisafe scissor lifts are touted by workers, distributors and industrial equipment experts for their impressive functional capability. The lifts are especially sought after due to their ergonomic qualities, resulting in less worker fatigue and greater on-the-job comfort.Stainless Steel Scissor Lifts

The lifts are primarily used for lifting heavy loads. With a specialized stability system, the Actisafe scissor lifts are able to hoist significant weights while still maintaining an ultra-stable base. Because of their reliable operation and enhanced safety attributes, the scissor lifts are used in a wide variety of industrial environments – warehouses, shipyards, retail and also 3rd party logistics outfits.

Each lift is rigorously inspected and tested for unmatched reliability, durability and ergonomics before shipment. The indoor / outdoor lifts can also be customized to accommodate a specific user’s unique preferences.

The Actisafe scissor lifts are just one of the many models covered by CertifyMeOnline.net. Our comprehensive courses not only scissor lifts, but also aerial lift certification, fall protection training and certification and many other courses.

As this blog shows, it’s absolutely critical to provide the safest possible conditions for your workforce. If you need to train new employees on scissor lifts, aerial lifts or simply update existing paperwork, CertifymeOnline.net has everything you’re looking for. Our OSHA-compliant training courses offer convenient testing, same-day certification and hassle-free customer service.

For more information about our affordable forklift instruction programs, give us a call at (602) 277-0615, or visit our contact page to send us an email. CertifyMeOnline.net can give your operators their required certifications with little cost and effort on your part. And don’t forget the best part – the end result is a safer, more productive workplace.

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Working Safely on Aerial Lifts

Face it, if aerial lifts, cherry pickers, bucket trucks and elevating platforms weren’t fun to work on, you would be doing something else to bring home the beer money. Stopping to think about safe working practices is a pain in the butt when you’ve got a job to do and a limited amount of time to get it done.

 Working Safely on Aerial Lifts

Working Safely on Aerial Lifts

Accidents involving aerial lifts account for between 2% and 3% of all construction-related fatalities, an average of 26 deaths per year. Most fatalities arise from a worker falling from a height of six feet or higher. More often than not, this is because of unsafe action on the part of the employee.

This is not to say that people who work on or around aerial lifts are reckless by nature. There are a lot of things to remember about workplace safety and, over time, stuff gets forgotten. This is why OSHA insists that aerial lift operators are properly trained and certified and why they have to be recertified every three years. One reason we publish this entertaining and informative blog is to reinforce the safety training you receive every time you get certified.

One painless way of keeping safety on the brain is to have a quick read of the OSHA Quick Card on safe working practices around aerial lifts. Do this once a week over your morning coffee and eventually it will become second nature. Among the safety hints on the  OSHA card are:

  • Keep a minimum clearance of at least 10 feet from the nearest power lines.
  • Always treat power lines as if they were energized.
  • If outriggers are provided, use them.
  • Don’t move the equipment with workers on an elevated platform (unless the manufacturer specifically says you can. If in doubt, don’t.)

You know, going aerial lift training with CertifyMeOnline is quick, cheap and easy. Why wait three years till your next re-certification is due? Contact us now for a refresher and keep yourself, and your co-workers, safe.