Hands On Training and Evaluation Guidelines

Hands-on lift equipment training conducted by a qualified and certified trainer is an important part of every business’s safety program. Here, we’ll discuss what hands-on training involves, who can provide the training and what the training must include.

What is Hands On Training

Aerial lift hands-on training involves actually operating the lift equipment. The training gives employees the confidence to properly operate the equipment they’ll be using and is also a means of letting employers gauge how much his or her lift operators learned through formal classroom training. Hands-on training prepares aerial and scissor lift operators for on-the-job assignment and is an important part of CertifyMeOnline.net’s training process.

Lift equipment river and operator need to be thoroughly familiar with all OSHA safety rules and regulations involving the operation of aerial lifts in the workplace. The best way to ensure operators can safely operate boom lifts, aerial lifts, and scissor lifts is by having them complete CMO’s hands-on aerial lift training and certification program.

Who Can Conduct Hands On Training and Evaluation?

Just who can provide lift operator hands on training is perhaps the most misunderstood and confusing aspect of OSHA’s safety training regulations. Under OSHA standards the employer is responsible for limiting certain work-related assignments to employees who are “competent”, “qualified” or “certified”.  OSHA doesn’t however, state if a competent person has undergone any particular safety training requirements, but rather defines a competent person in terms of his or her particular capabilities. OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1926.32 (Safety and Health Regulations for Construction) sets forth the following definitions related to hands on safety training:

A Competent Person is someone who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.

A Qualified Person is one who, by the possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated his ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project.

✓ A Designated Person under OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1926.32 is an Authorized Person as defined above. A Designated Person can, therefore, be someone selected or assigned by the employer or the employer’s representative as being qualified to perform specific duties.

For hands on training, the person designated by you, the employer or your representative as being competent will normally be a senior worker with the most aerial lift experience. He or she becomes the legally designated individual who will train and sign the paperwork for your other employees that need certification training.

You, as the employer decide who will be your evaluator – let CertifyMeOnline.net take care of the classroom portion of the online training

Why Hands On Training is Important

Aerial lift operator training in an online classroom is great, but only up to a point. Somewhere during the training and certification process, your employees need to take what they’ve learned in theory and put it into practical applications, which is accomplished through a hands on evaluation. Our hands on operator evaluation is a major reason for the popularity of CMO’s aerial lift & scissor lift training programs among employers throughout the country.

Hands On Training Benefits

Here are just some of the benefits you and your operators will receive from our hands on lift operator training:

✓ Proven safety skills. Once the hands on portion of CMO’s safety training has been completed, your workers will be OSHA certified and ready to safely and properly operate your lift

✓ OSHA certification. We’ve already mentioned it, but the importance of OSHA-approved aerial lift operator training can’t be overemphasized. It’s the law, and it helps improve workplace safety and efficiency!

✓ Comprehensive training assessment. Hands on safety training goes a step beyond our regular online Thanks to our hands on evaluation, you can be assured your workers are ready to safely operate your lifts, and knowing that is great for your peace of mind as an employer!

At the end of the day, our scissor lift and aerial lift hands on training helps every employee become a better, safer and more productive worker, which is great for everyone involved from safety supervisors and management to other lift operators and more!

Hands On Methods of Training

OSHA regulations clearly state that the hands on evaluation must be both site specific and equipment specific. This means that equipment rental companies or outside agencies can’t perform this crucial element. The alternative is to pay outsiders to show up at your place of business every time a new operator needs certifying, a different type of aerial lift or scissor lift is put into use or there’s a change the work environment.

CertifyMeOnline.net’s lift operator training  programs  close the convenience gap by allowing unlimited Hands On Evaluation forms to be printed. These are then available whenever the forms are needed for quick, documented hands-on refresher training evaluation.

Our online interactive classroom training combined with hands on operator evaluations comply with OSHA’s mandatory boom lift and scissor lift operator training and certification requirements. CMO’s high impact online training modules meet or exceed stringent OSHA and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) training requirements, which include Hands On Training and Evaluation documentation forms at no additional cost.

As  can be seen, there are numerous benefits to CMO’s hands on safety training classes. What’s more, our hands on evaluation and related aerial lift training content is fast, convenient and budget-friendly, so there are no excuses to delay having your workers complete our OSHA compliant training program!

Enroll Your Operators Now!

Why put it off any longer?   Get started or contact us today to find out about our special group discounts or our proven effective multiple location strategy. If you have questions about our aerial lift operator training, hands on operator evaluations or other OSHA compliance issues, call us directly at (602) 277-0615. We look forward to assisting you with all your lift operator training and certification needs!

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