Mobile Elevating Work Platforms: Aerial and Scissor Lift Safety

Learning objectives

  • Identify MEWPs, common MEWP hazards, and the responsibilities workers have to operate MEWPs safely
  • Distinguish between different MEWP classifications
  • Recognize how MEWP safety standards apply to different classifications, models, and sizes of MEWPs
  • Outline the risk assessments and inspections used to identify potential hazards prior to operating an MEWP
  • Explain the work practices necessary to operate an MEWP safely

Course overview

This lesson provides workers with an awareness of the precautions and work practices required to operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) safely. The lesson by itself does not authorize the use of MEWP equipment; instructional and practical training specific to each MEWP is required.
  • 25 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English , Spanish
Course Outline
  • MEWP Overview
  • Types of MEWPs
  • Pre-Assessments and Inspections
  • Safe Operation
  • 29 CFR 1910.67 - Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms
  • 29 CFR 1910.333 - Selection and Use of Work Practices
  • 29 CFR 1910.502 - Fall Protection
  • 29 CFR 1926.269(g)(2) - Fall Protection
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