Safety Alliance

Aerial Work Platform User



Operators will be trained and tested (written and practical) in the safe operation of both scissor lift & boom lift related tasks/topics such as the following:  

Course Objectives

  • The purpose, use & location of manuals.
  • Proper storage of maintenance & operating manuals.
  • A pre-start inspection of the AWP (8.3).
  • Workplace inspection prior to operating the AWP.
  • Responsibilities associated with problems or malfunctions affecting operation of the AWP (8.4).
  • Factors affecting stability.
  • The purpose of placards & decals.
  • Safety rules & regulations.
  • Authorization to operate the AWP.
  • Identification of hazards associated with operation of the AWP.
  • Operating warnings and instructions.
  • Demonstration of proficiency in the operation of the AWP.

Additional Information

Course Length: 4 hrs

Course Required By: OSHA

Written Exam: Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of the course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Retraining: Re-certification required every three years