Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Scissor Lift Safety Training Course


Fatalities occur during the operation of scissor lifts because workers were poorly trained, did not follow safety procedures, were driving poorly maintained vehicles, or were operating during inclement weather. This Scissor Lifts Safety Course is designed for drivers, workers, and supervisors, emphasizing hazard identification and safe work practices that apply to all scissor lift operators.

Governing regulations

This online scissor lifts (mobile scaffolds) training and certification course follows the regulations set forth in OSHA 29 CFR § 1926 Subpart L Scaffolds Safety Standards for Mobile Scaffolds, commonly called Scissor Lifts..

Course Overview

This training is intended as an overview of the Safety Standards for mobile scaffolds (commonly referred to as Scissor Lifts) providing explanations of the various requirements set by OSHA. The approach is to cover hazard identification, avoidance, and control, along with practical information on safe work practices.

Who Must Take this Course?

OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.454 Training requirements states:
This section supplements and clarifies the requirements of § 1926.21(b)(2) as these relate to the hazards of work on scaffolds [scissor lifts].
(a) The employer shall have each employee who performs work while on a scaffold [scissor lift] trained by a person qualified in the subject matter to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards.

Course Format

Our OSHA Scissor Lift Safety course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.
Upon successful completion each student will receive Hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Scissor Lift Safety
  • Scissor Lift Fatalities and Injuries
  • Definitions
  • Responsibilities
  • Classification of Hazards
  • Operation on uneven surfaces
  • Fall prevention and protection
  • Overloading, overextension, and electrocution hazards
  • Operation procedures in inclement weather
  • Proper inspection guidelines
  • General safety tips that apply to all operators of scissor lifts