Aerial Platform Lift


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

To become authorized to operate an aerial lift, employees must successfully complete an initial two-part training program: a classroom session and a specific lift hands-on familiarization session. Employees will only be authorized to operate the make and model of aerial lift which they received hands-on familiarization. However, if an employee has received classroom training, they are permitted to be passengers in lifts operated by authorized employees. Employees who have no need to operate an aerial platform lift but have a need to ride in a lift may complete the classroom session and become authorized as a “passenger only.” Classroom training for aerial lifts will eventually be transitioned into complyND.  




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.