Who can conduct Hands-On Training and Testing?
This is the most misunderstood aspect of OSHA safety training.
OSHA standards make it the employer’s responsibility to limit certain job assignments to employees who are:
- “qualified”- meaning that they have had special previous training, in or out of the workplace.
The OSHA standard does not specify particular training requirements for a competent person.
Instead, it defines a competent person in terms of capability.
A “competent person” is defined by OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1926.32 (f):
“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”
29 CFR 1926.32 (m) defines a “qualified person”:
“someone who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated his ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, work, or the project”
The term “designated” personnel means:
“Selected or assigned by the employer or the employer’s representative as being qualified to perform specific duties”
The “Competent Person” is designated by the employer.
You or your most senior guy on site who has experience with aerial lifts can be legally designated to train and sign off on the paperwork for the rest of your employees that need certification.
We take care of the time consuming classroom safety training online, and you decide who will be your evaluator.
How do I “Certify” my employees?
The OSHA regulations clearly state that the evaluation must be Site-Specific and Equipment-Specific, that means that no rental company or outside body can confirm this crucial element unless they showed up every time you operate a different type of aerial or scissor lift or move to a new job site.
The CertifyMeOnline program closes this gap by allowing you to print unlimited Hands-On Evaluation forms to take along to the job site for a quick (and documented) hands-on refresher.
Formal classroom training (Online and Interactive) with hands on training and evaluation are mandatory for OSHA and ANSI compliance for boom lift and scissor lift operator training and certification.
Our high impact online training modules meet the stringent OSHA and ANSI requirements for classroom training and we provide the Hands On Training and Evaluation forms at no additional cost.