Five Common Hazards & Problems for Aerial Lift Operators

FacilitiesNet recently published a helpful article on different dangers and safety concerns that Aerial Lift Hazardsall aerial lift operators and aerial work platform (AWP) workers should be aware of.

The article, which appeared a few weeks ago, touches on a handful of important factors – some of which you may already be familiar with, and others that are commonly overlooked. They are:

Potential hazards. Often times, the person or people in charge of purchasing an aerial lift don’t account for on-the-job dangers, such as electrical lines, fall hazards and everyday obstacles.

AWP specifications. The fast-changing aerial lift industry means that managers can’t assume today’s challenges can be handled by yesteryear’s equipment. Specifications are commonly ignored.

Job usage. What are the day-to-day tasks involved in a particular job? This simple question can help you or your company buy or rent the ideal lift.

Height requirements. You’d think this would be accounted for, but managers, supervisors and procurement departments sometimes don’t know the minimum and maximum reach of their AWPs, let alone if that range is applicable to their industrial needs.

Training. Simply put, an aerial lift operator with little or no training is an accident waiting to happen. The best way to prevent costly aerial lift incidents is to hire or train qualified AWP workers.

More on that last point…proper training is vitally important for safe, efficient AWP operation. The more you know, the better you’re prepared to handle those tough on-the-job situations. And with fines and penalties reaching upwards of $20,000, there is a smart financial incentive (for your company) to ensure thorough training as well.

With CertifyMeOnline.net, all of your training needs are accounted for. Our OSHA-aware modules and superior instruction cover all the bases. Along with AWP training, we also offer courses for boom lifts, fall protection, scissor lifts and much more.

To sign up and get started today, contact the CMO customer service team at (602) 277-0615. You can also visit our contact page for more information.

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