Certified Aerial Work Platform Operator Train The Trainer
100% online, self-paced course format
Professional Credential: IASHEP-Certified Aerial Work Platform Training Specialist (IASHEP- CAPTS)
(Note: Refresher certification is required every three years to maintain professional credential.) Recertification fee is $150.
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This course applies to elevating work platforms and vehicle mounted or self-propelled aerial devices which are used to position personnel, along with their tools and necessary materials, to work locations. This program is designed for individuals who work from, or operate, boom lifts, scissor lifts and/or push-around equipment. This course covers all the safety aspects regarding pre- and post-use checks, regulations, fall protection and general use. The course format includes a combination of presentation, question and answer, practical application and final exam.
Aerial lifts, also known as boom lifts, bucket trucks, and cherry pickers, are used throughout construction and general industry workplaces. Even though aerial lifts are generally safer than ladders, or climbing to height, more than 26 workers are killed every year in accidents. During a seven-year period, there were 207 fatal aerial lift accidents. The most common accidents and fatalities related to aerial lifts were electrocution (69) and falls (64), which represent more than half of fatalities.
The goal of this class is to instruct instructors and others and prepare them to teach this course to others. This course increase the trainers awareness about the capabilities, limitations, safe operating procedures, engineering principles and Cal/Fed OSHA Regulations regarding elevating work platforms and aerial devices. Hands-on exercises are stressed and evaluations are performed. Trainers will be required to prepare and present a portion of this course. This course covers:
- How to Properly Develop Course Materials
- How To Instruct Adult Learners
- Types of Aerial Lift Equipment /Operating Rules
- Review of Regulations
- Operator Responsibilities
- Safe Operations and Maintenance
- Conducting an Inspection
- Causes of Accidents
- Principles of Engineering
- Practical – Operating Test
Students completing the course must take a proctored final exam. A score of 80% on the final exam is necessary to receive your personalized certificate of completion. The student gets three (3) attempts to pass the course.
After signing up for the course IASHEP will send you a link to the LMS class