Aerial Lift Platform


The aerial lift program applies to all University owned or rented aerial platform and scissor lifts designed to elevate personnel on a platform. It applies to the departments who own or rent the equipment and the employees who use them. Parts of this program address the use of forklifts that have been approved for the use of elevating personnel.  Examples of aerial platform lifts include vehicle (or trailer) mounted aerial lift/bucket trucks, vertical personnel lifts, scissor lifts, articulating boom aerial lifts, and extendable/telescoping aerial lifts.

Written Program

Training Requirements

All operators of aerial platform lifts shall attend an aerial platform and scissor lift safety training class sponsored by Risk Management & Safety prior to using, being a passenger on, or operating a lift. This shall include a classroom safety training and a specific lift familiarization training that is specific to the make and model of the lift that they will be operating. All operators and passengers shall complete the complyND Fall Protection training prior to operating or riding on a lift. 


Contractor Requirements

Contractors working at the University are expected to provide their own aerial lifts. Contractors are generally not permitted to use University owned or rented lifts. Contact the Risk Management and Safety department if you have questions.