Scissor Lift Training – [Complete Safety Certification Video Kit]

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Using scissor lifts can make jobs easier and more efficient, allowing you to save time and money. But scissor lifts can also be dangerous, especially when employees are using them unsafely. This Scissor Lift Certification Training is designed to show employees how to use this important machine properly, safely, and without incident.

What is Covered in This Scissor Lift Certification:

The Scissor Lift Training includes topics like safe handling, maneuvering, and wearing appropriate body harnesses and other personal safety equipment while operating a scissor lift. The training will teach scissor lift operators several key fundamental items:

  • What are the hazards associated with using a scissor lift, and what lift training is required by OSHA? (Scissor lift hazards include tip-overs, falling objects, overhead hazards, and fall protection)
  • What are the “safety best practices” to be aware of as a scissor lift operator, and what are the key concepts that need to be a part of any scissor lift training program?
  • What are the OSHA regulations and requirements to ensure your operators are authorized and properly trained on the scissor lift?
  • What are the most common types of scissor lifts? (Electric, diesel, propane, and gas-powered)
  • Where are scissor lifts most commonly used? (They can be used indoors on finished floors or other lifts are meant to be used outdoors in rough terrain)
  • How often and when should you inspect the scissor lift?
  • How long is a scissor lift certification good for?
  • The concept of fall protection as it relates to scissor lift training (If you want a more in-depth training on fall protection we have that as well)
  • Why is it important for the operator to review the scissor lift safety manual?
  • How and when do employees need to be retrained and re-authorized as part of any scissor lift certification training program? (Retraining will be required if the scissor lift operator has an accident, workplace conditions change and present a new hazard, you need to learn a new type of scissor lift then the one you were previously certified on, or you are observed operating the lift in an unsafe manner)

Scissor Lift Training Additional Discussion Points In This Course:

  • How to identify and avoid overhead hazards (A key part of any scissor lifts safety procedures and training)
  • What is ANSI and what do they have to do with scissor lifts? (ANSI if the American National Standards Institute and in 2020 they made revisions to the Standards for mobile work platforms)
  • Is an Aerial Work Platform or AWP the same or different than a Mobile Elevating Work Platform or MEWP?
  • What is the ANSI “Job Site Safety” requirement for scissor lifts? (Requires a “Safe Use Program” when scissor lifts are used, Doing a “Risk Assessment” for each job that a scissor lift performs, and strutting a “Rescue Plan” for each type of lift used on the job site)
  • What design standards did ANSI change in regards to scissor lifts? (First, all new lifts must have a “gated entrance”, they have disallowed the use of chains for entrance guards, and minimum height for platforms was raised from 39 inches to 43 1/2 inches)
  • Since ANSI updated their Standard, what new alarms and safety devices are required? (A “Safety Load Limit” alarm is now required as well as a sensor that will stop the lift if the limit is exceeded, and a “Wind Speed Sensor” for any scissor lift used outdoors)
  • Do old scissor lifts need to be retrofitted to the new equipment, alarms and sensors required by ANSI?  (No, only newly produced machines are required to have these installed)
  • Does ANSI require both operators and occupants of a scissor lift? (Yes, both an operator and an occupant need to be trained on proper operation and safety topics before using the lift)
  • How do employers conduct the required Risk Assessment prior to using lifts? (Fairly simple process of identifying potential hazards, and developing control measures and safe working procedures to address those hazards that were identified)
  • Does ANSI require that all required “Rescue Plans” be in written form or can they be delivered to workers verbally? (ANSI requires that your Rescue Plan be written, and included in your Company’s employee training manual)
  • What must scissor lift operator training include? (required training includes the hazards of using a scissor lift, the safe work practices that must be followed, how to recognize and avoid unsafe conditions, how to perform a safety inspection on the lift, and how to handle emergencies)
  • When is Retraining of scissor lift operators required? (If new hazards are identified on the job site, when you are exposed to a new type of lift that you haven’t previously been trained on, and finally, if you have had an accident or have been observed using the lift in an unsafe manner)

This Scissor Lift Course Also Discusses Machine Differences, Pre-Shift Inspections, and More:

  • How are aerial and scissor lifts different?  Can an aerial lift operator use the same certification? (Aerial lifts are a completely different machine, and we have specific training for that machine)
  • Why is scissor lift certification training so important, and what are the OSHA regulations that require an operator to be certified? (Because they are dangerous machines that cause an average of eight fatalities each year)
  • What are the two inspections that are required before using the lift (the pre-start and worksite inspection)
  • How to set up work zone warnings like signs, tape, cones, or other items to restrict access and let others know you are working in the area
  • When would the operator be required to wear a personal fall restraint or fall arrest device?
  • What are the different types of personal protective equipment or PPE that is available and recommended for scissor lift operators
  • How to properly store and place the lift out of service when not in use
  • and much more…

If your employees use scissor lifts, then you need this training program. This scissor lift safety procedures training video will teach your operators the ins and outs of safety on this powerful machine. This training is offered on DVD or USB Stick and is available in English or Spanish language versions.

This training video focuses on the OSHA Training Requirements for Scissor Lifts.

This Complete Scissor Lift Training Program Includes These Items:

  • Full-length Scissor Lift Safety Certification video
  • Employee quiz and answer sheet
  • A “Presenter’s Guide” if you are going to do the training in person
  • A Printable Certificate of Completion. You can print as many copies of the certificate as you need
  • Printable scissor lift operator wallet cards to indicate your operators are certified
  • A Scissor Lift inspection form that you can reprint and reuse as many times as you need
  • A printable training sign-in sheet to keep track of your training program

Scissor Lift Training Video – Full Length Preview:

Our Scissor Lift Training Video Include the Following Additional Resources:

1) A Leader’s Guide to Scissor Lift Training

The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.

2) An Employee Quiz on the Scissor Lift Training

Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched.  This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.

3) Answer Key to the Quiz

Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.

4) An Attendance Sheet for Those Going Through Your Scissor Lift Course

Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.

5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”

Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session.  Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.

6) Printable Scissor Lift Wallet Certification Card  

Allows you to print as many Scissor Lift Certification Wallet cards as you need now or in the future.

7) Printable Scissor Lift Daily Inspection Checklist

Print as many copies of this daily inspection checklist as you need.  It’s important to do a daily inspection of any lift that is being used.  Your employees can use this inspection form to do their safety checks, and you can keep a daily log for your records.  

Purchases made before 7:00 pm EST will be shipped out the same business day!

You will receive a tracking number for your package via email within a few hours of placing your order. Shipping is a flat $12.00.

17 reviews for Scissor Lift Training – [Complete Safety Certification Video Kit]

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  1. Essential safety training for scissor lift operators. Great!

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  2. Great price and you get a lot (video, inspection sheet, quiz and more)

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  3. Essential for new operators, but seasoned professionals will get benefit from this training too.

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  4. We thought it was good training

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  5. If you have lifts you need training. This one is good

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