While aerial lifts and scissor lifts are similar in function and use, there are distinct differences. OSHA recognizes these differences and applies different standards to these machines. This outline will make those distinctions known as appropriate for training purposes. OSHA covers the use of aerial lifts in CFR 1926.453 and CFR 1926.454. OSHA classifies scissor lifts as mobile scaffolds and covers them under CFR 1926.451, 1926.452(w) and 1926.454. The use of fall protection is required when using both lift devices.
The video is 18 minutes and addresses the major areas needed to comply with the standard, including:
The following are free previews of the Aerial & Scissor Lift Safety Training videos: