At Heights Training Topics
Looking for aerial lifts or at heights safety training? We have several different options for online training and training kits that were built by our Professional Trainers. Each training topic has gone through a thorough building process that has been built around the OHS standards and requirements, so you know you are getting the correct information. Explore each of our OHS compliant training below.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How often do I need aerial lift training?
OHS requires aerial lift training (scissor lift training, boom lift training) for aerial lift operators–on that, there is no question. Where confusion exists is how often operators need aerial lift refresher training or recertification. Outside of the initial safety training class, OHS requires the aerial lift operators be re-evaluated every three years to determine if they are still competent enough to operate.
However, this every-three-year aerial lift evaluation is the maximum time that is allowed to pass before an operator receives aerial lift recertification. According to OHS, there are several instances that will require additional aerial lift training and observation before the three year period is up:
- Aerial lift operator is observed in an accident or a near miss
- Aerial lift operator received a poor evaluation or is observed driving in a dangerous manner
- The aerial lift operator is assigned to drive a different type of aerial lift or the workplace has changed significantly enough to require additional aerial lift training (such as being transferred from operating a scissor lift in a warehouse to operating a boom lift on a construction site)
How do I take the aerial lift practical evaluation if I take aerial lift training online?
The online aerial lift training class covers OHS requirements for the classroom portion. Many employers prefer online training because they know exactly what aerial lift training the operator will receive. In live classes, the training sometimes varies. A written exam is included at the end of our online training courses. After the aerial lift class and exam are finished, you and your safety managers will have immediate access to a practical evaluation checklist. This can be printed off and used by your supervisor to help him or her evaluate you on the aerial lift. When done, they can sign it and file it with your exam. This will satisfy OHS requirements for aerial lift certification.