The Scissor LIft Train The Trainer Course covers the OSHA and ANSI requirements for certifying scissor lift operators at your facility.
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Everything You Need For Designating a Scissor Lift Trainer and Certify Employees
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."
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:
Operators must be trained on the following subjects:
Managing electrical hazards
Maximum intended load
Use of fall protection
Scissor lift capacity
Use of scissor lift
Handling materials on a lift
Requirements of Subpart L
Operators must be trained and evaluated on the actual vehicle they will be operating.
Scissor Lift Operators must be reevaluated when: