Ensure your workers’ safety with proper aerial safety training

Utilizing scissor lifts and boom lifts may be vital to your organization’s success, but safety while using aerial equipment should be in the foremost of any operator or employer’s mind. “Aerial platforms are very dangerous and very unforgiving. You can get hurt on them or hurt somebody else if you don’t know what you’re doing,” said Jim Bivens, a certified aerial work platform trainer at Stowers Rents. The best way to ensure that workers know what they’re doing when they get on an aerial platform is to provide them with adequate safety training. Safety training should be exhaustive, including information about falls, hazards, unsafe conditions, correct operation of lifts and more. The [read more…]