Aerial Work Platform Operator Training

Only trained and authorized persons are allowed to operate an aerial lift. Training is offered by Environmental Health and Safety and includes:

  • Explanations of electrical, fall, and falling object hazards;
  • Procedures for dealing with hazards;
  • Recognizing and avoiding unsafe conditions in the work setting;
  • Instructions for correct operation of the lift (including maximum intended load and load capacity);
  • Demonstrations of the skills and knowledge needed to operate an aerial lift before operating it on the job;
  • When and how to perform inspections
  • Manufacturer’s requirements. 

In addition to the EHS classroom training, hands-on operator certification is required for telescoping boom lifts.

To view the upcoming schedule and sign up for an aerial work platform training class, sign in to the Employee Learning Center.


Kelly States
Assistant Director

Jamie McQuaid
Program Manager