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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. 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 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 for up-to-date credentials.

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New Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Scissor Lift Varied Uses

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 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, 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. 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.