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Aerial Lift & Elevated Work Platform


The University of California, Riverside (UCR) Environmental Health and Safety has developed an Aerial Lift/Elevating Work Platform Safety Program to manage the safe selection, procurement, use or and safe work practices, inspection, inventory tracking and record keeping of all university ownd or rented Aerial Lift/Elevating Work Platform. This program guides all aspects of the Aerial Lift/Elevating Work Platform Safety Program for the University of California at Riverside.
The Aerial Lift/Elevated Work Platform Safety Program applies to all UCR Faculty, Staff and Students who are required or request to operate Aerial Lift/Elevated Work Platform (AL/EWP), or who must oversee persons operating AL/EWP, for any portion or aspect of their research, instruction and/or work. As mandated by Cal/OSHA and other regulatory compliance codes, this program requires departments that own and/or operate Aerial Lifts/Elevating Work Platforms (AL/EWP) to train and license personnel who operate their equipment, conduct pre-operation safety inspections and preventive maintenance of the equipment, and adhere to specific safe-work practices whenever using these types of powered industrial equipment.

Forms and Resources

To access multple forms and resources for Aerial Lifts, please visit the EH&S Forms page. All forms are listed alphabetically by program area.

Training Information and Requirements

Training includes a combination of formal classroom instructions, demonstrations, “hands-on” practical exercises, written examination, and an operator performance evaluation. Practical exercises are performed under the supervision of experienced trainers in a controlled environment to preclude endangering the trainee or other employees. A certificate of training and operator license will be issued upon completion of the course.

EH&S/General Safety staff may provide periodic audits, training or coordinate training by vendors for campus departments as well as off-campus locations. To request for training or obtain more information, please contact EH&S Training Department at 951-827-2609 or EH&S/General Safety/Safety Engineer at 951-827-5118.

 

 


Note: No individual is permitted to operate a university-owned lift prior to successfully completing this certification training program, regardless of previous experience or certification. Trainees/operators must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and meet the physical qualifications for Aerial lift/Elevated Work Platforms and Bucket Truck operators.                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Department Responsiblities

Departments that own, rent and/or otherwise operate Aerial Lifts/Elevating Work Platforms (AL/EWP) must:

  1. Select and then purchase or rent appropriate equipment for job tasks based upon a work-environment and job-task hazard analysis,
  2. Ensure that all personnel who operate their specific type of owned / rented equipment have been trained, licensed, familiarized with, and authorized to operate them.
  3. Ensure documented safety inspections and preventive maintenance of the equipment are conducted by a Competent Person, 
  4. Assure operators adhere to specific safe-work practices whenever using these types of powered industrial equipment, and
  5. Approve Contractors / Vendors to use AL/EWP equipment on their premises, and only allow properly licensed contractor / vendor personnel to use Department-owned equipment.  

 


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