Aerial Lift Operator Training

Each year in the U.S. thousands of workers are injured or killed in accidents involving aerial lifts that could have been prevented with proper training. Material Handling Safety provides OSHA recommended, on-site training aimed to help employers and employees to recognize and most importantly avoid safety hazards they may encounter when they use aerial lifts.

Our Customized Approach

All of our programs feature on-site, customized safety training that is unique to your facility, equipment, operations and training requirements. It starts with an assessment and review of your existing situation and then we tailor our training to the specific needs of your operation.  Plus, our highly experienced trainers are skilled at adapting the training to cover specific issues facing your operators.  Learn more about Our Customized Approach.  (Link to Our Approach page)

Topics Covered

  • Vehicle Capacity
  • Vehicle Stability
  • Operating Limitations
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Refueling or Charging, Recharging Batteries
  • Workplace Related Topics
  • Surface Conditions Where the Vehicle Will be Operated
  • Operating the Equipment on Ramps and Sloped Surfaces
  • Emergency Bleed Down on Aerial Equipment
  • Safety Equipment
  • Operating Controls
  • Basic Fall Protection Used with Aerial Equipment

Equipment Covered

  • Work Platforms
  • Scissor Lifts
  • Telescopic Booms
  • Articulating Booms
  • Truck Mounted
  • Trailer Mounted

Integrate with Other Training

Given that all of our training programs are done on-site, many of our customers choose to add safety training and certification for aerial lifts to our forklift or crane operator programs.


Call us at 844-755-8523 or complete the online form to get started on implementing a comprehensive training program for your business.

Meet the Trainer

MHS Safety Training's Operator Safety Training program is led and developed by Guy Snowdy whose credentials include over 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge in the material handling and construction equipment industries, particularly powered industrial trucks, aerial lifts, cranes, and rigging equipment.

"Guy’s willingness to tailor the training to our specific needs and the needs of our operators is what truly sets him apart. He picks up on things, sees them and tweaks them to make sure our team understands and is always learning."

- Steve Hess, VP of Safety
Heico Construction Group