Aerial lift certification is not just an OSHA mandate, it’s a moral imperative that provides necessary financial security for any business relying upon aerial lift equipment including crane, boom and scissor lifts. Thanks to AerialLiftCertification.com, there’s an affordable and engaging alternative to paying the thousands of dollars that traditional training companies charge to award certification. AerialLiftCertification.com training packages are dynamic, interactive and allow employees to train at their own pace. That last part is especially important, because every safety protocol built into the certification program could avoid a potential catastrophe.
Among the many reasons for requiring operators to pass an aerial lift certification test, human cost tops the list. According to the most recent statistics, as many as 30 American construction workers are killed annually in aerial lift mishaps. Most of these deaths are due to worker falls, electrocutions or lift collapses, with several more resulting from individuals becoming pinned between the lift platform and fixed structures following unexpected movement by the lift arm or its base. Most of these deaths may be avoided with proper training and protocols in place.
And as awful as these statistics are, they don’t even take into account the number of aerial lift related injuries reported to OSHA each year, which include broken bones, severed fingers, critical head injuries and electrical burns. More than a quarter million builders, electricians, painters and engineers put their lives and limbs at risk each year while operating aerial lifts.
The companies employing these workers should be doubly motivated to ensure that their aerial lift operators are properly certified – not merely to satisfy OSHA safety requirements, but to avoid the added financial burdens of lost wages and liability. A study conducted by Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety showed that in 2008 alone, aerial lift injuries collectively cost employers $53.42 billion, with Department of Labor statistics claiming the added cost to individual employers came to an average of $43,000 per injury.
As the only online OSHA certification available, AerialLiftCertification.com provides the most efficient way for workers to acquire the training necessary to prevent avoidable accidents. Compiled by OSHA experts, our training courses are available in both English and Spanish, with Guided, Self-Paced or Group Training options. Two components give employers flexibility to certify multiple workers without increasing the costs historically associated with typical certification programs.
Our Train the Trainer online course provides a designated employee with the tools necessary to adequately train aerial lift operators in compliance with OSHA regulations, as well as standards set forth by the National Fire Institute and the American National Standards Institute.
Our training kit includes interactive DVD instruction that may qualify a lift operator for certification in as little as one hour, whether under the guidance of a trainer, self-paced or within a group setting.
Our training kits create ongoing value for companies of any size, with further savings available when bundling both packages together. To learn more about our aerial lift training kits, contact us today, or call our OSHA regulations experts at 888-278-8896.