Scissor Lift Train The Trainer Course

Learn To Certify Scissor LIft Operators At Your Facility.

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OSHA & ANSI Compliant

This course covers all the ANSI and OSHA training requirements for scissor lift operation.

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Scissor Lift Training Options

Operator Training

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XO Safety Academy's Scissor Lift Operator Training Online Course provides employees the knowledge and expertise required to operate scissor lifts safely. It includes hands on certification documents.

Train The Trainer

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The Scissor Lift Train The Trainer Course will teach you everything you need to know about certify scissor lift operators. It includes suggested training materials and certification forms.

Training Materials

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The Scissor Lift Train The Trainer DVD Compliance Kit is a complete solution for your business. It includes a training video, PowerPoint, E-Learning Module, MEWP Safety Use Plan & Forms.

Will This Certify Me As A Trainer?

Will this certify me to be a scissor lift trainer?

This course, by itself, will not certify you as a trainer. It provides the required training, but it is UP TO THE EMPLOYER to determine who meets these requirements. This course includes a trainer designation form you can use to designate trainers.

Is This Course Live? Will It Save My Progress?

Is this course live? Will it save my progress?

This course is provided by a real instructor via videos, readings, and other interactions. You can ask the instructor questions via the message boards. The course is not "live", although the instructor usually responds quickly. Your progress will be saved. You do not have to take the course in one sitting.

Does This Course Expire?

Does the course expire?

There is no expiration or required retraining for the scissor lift train the trainer course. Scissor lift trainers are designated by the employer. As long as the employer determines the instructor is qualified, they can remain a scissor lift trainer.

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Scissor Lift Train The Trainer

Everything You Need To Certify Scissor Lift Operators

Scissor Lift Train The Trainer Instructions

Everything You Need For Designating a Scissor Lift Trainer and Certify Employees

Step 1 - Designate A Scissor Lift Trainer

Question: Does A Scissor Lift Trainer Require A Certification To Train Scissor Lift Operators?


Answer: No - OSHA grants the employer the authority to designate trainers based on who they believe is qualified. No outside training or designation is required.

Scissor lift trainers must be:

"Delivered by a qualified person who is experienced with the particular classification of MEWP and knowledgeable regarding the laws, regulations, safe use practices, manufacturers requirements, and recognition and avoidance of hazards associated with MEWPS."

Best Practice: Designate a Scissor Lift Trainer in writing.

OSHA does not require employers to designate trainers in writing, but it is an excellent work practice.

Step 2 - Review The Regulations

Fun Fact: Did you know that scissor lifts are not considered aerial lifts by OSHA? The Occupational Safety & Health Administration classifies scissor lifts as mobile scaffolding, and scaffolding regulations apply to this type of vehicle. However, ANSI considers a scissor lift to be a Group A Mobile Elevated Work Platform.

Scissor Lifts are covered by OSHA in 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L - Scaffolding. They also have some useful scaffolding references you can find here:

OSHA Scaffolding Rules

Step 3 - Conduct Training

Classroom Training

Operators must be trained on the following subjects:

Electrical hazards

Managing electrical hazards

Maximum intended load

Fall hazards

Use of fall protection

Scissor lift capacity

Use of scissor lift

Handling materials on a lift

Requirements of Subpart L

Hands On Training

Operators must be trained and evaluated on the actual vehicle they will be operating.

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Step 4 - Reevaluate Scissor Lift Operators

Scissor Lift Operators must be reevaluated when:

  • New hazards are introduced to the work area.
  • There is a change of equipment, fall protection, vehicle type, or other items that the employee was not previously trained on.
  • When the employee has been observed operating unsafely.
  • As required by the company.
A Supervisor Evaluates A Scissor Lift Operator