Bucket Truck /
Aerial Lift Training

Bucket Truck /
Aerial Lift Training

Bucket Truck / Aerial lift Training COURSE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

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Bucket Truck or Aerial Lift Training

Safety One’s Bucket Truck and Aerial Lift Training courses were developed for industries using various types of lift trucks and truck-mounted aerial devices.

Designed specifically around the regulations and guidelines set forth by OSHA and ANSI, this eight-hour course covers everything from inspecting the lift for use before work, fundamentals of a proper tailboard meeting, and operating the lift safely to proper emergency procedures should a problem arise.



This course will include basic operator safety procedures, with a focus on proper fall protection equipment and techniques along with emergency procedures and rescue evacuation training.

Topics will also include industry best practices to stay compliant with recent industry changes.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive the Safety One Bucket Truck or Aerial Lift Certification and will be able to:

  • Maintain proper attachment while working at elevated positions
  • Perform inspections of equipment, trucks, and work sites for hazard areas
  • Apply various rescue procedures and evacuation methods

COURSE DURATION: One Day (8 hours)

CLASS SIZE: Maximum 8 (1 Instructor)



This course covers the topics and techniques of:

  • OSHA requirements
  • Fall protection equipment inspections
  • Truck inspections
  • Conscious vs. unconscious operator rescue
  • Bucket evacuation and rescue pre-planning
  • Proper tailboard meetings
  • Etc.



This Bucket Truck / Aerial Lift training course is designed for workers who are required to operate Aerial Lifts and/or Bucket Trucks on the jobsite, including;

  •    Utility workers
  •    Telecom and Wireless workers
  •    Construction workers
  •    Signage workers
  •    Many others

OSHA requires workers in aerial lifts to have proper fall protection training and have a means of prompt rescue in place prior to conducting work.



No formal prerequisites for this course.



This course meets or exceeds OSHA requirements including:

  • OSHA safety requirements
  • The physics of falls
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Fall protection concepts and safety equipment
  • Documentation
  • Ground based lower control rescue and bucket evacuation rescue


OSHA Standards:

  • 29 CFR 1910.67
  • 29 CFR 1910.269(p)
  • 29 CFR 1926.21
  • 29 CFR 1926.453
  • 29 CFR 1926.502

ANSI Standards:

  • A 92.2-1969
  • A 92.3
  • A 92.5
  • A 92.6
  • This course uses compliant safety methods from ANSI Z490.1

Classroom Training Covering the Following Topics

  • Standards and Regulations – OSHA vs. ANSI
  • Tailboard briefings – Doing it right!
  • Site hazards – case histories to learn from
  • Ground crew safety and procedures
  • Truck Inspections
  • Fall Protection – Equipment, inspections, proper application, do’s and don’ts
  • Rescue Considerations – Are you prepared?
  • Conscious vs. unconscious operator
  • Operator suspended outside of bucket mid air
  • Operator evacuation self-rescue using personal escape rope system
  • Rescue of an unconscious operator from vertically locked bucket
  • Suspension trauma – recognition and patient packaging

Field Training

  • Students will perform truck inspections and run through a full checklist including possible hazard areas that have been known to cause accidents if neglected.
  • Operators will be required to demonstrate proficiency in basic operations and emergency procedures.
  • Various rescue scenarios will be given and appropriate rescue techniques will be explained throughout.
    • Rescues will include patient packaging for suspension trauma (if applicable), and report to EMS.
    • Bucket bailout (self rescue)
  • The field training session will end with a debriefing in the classroom and a quick discussion of the topics covered.
  • Students will have time for questions regarding equipment and advice for establishing company rescue plans and kits if desired.



Students will receive the Safety One Bucket Truck & Aerial Lift Training Student Manual and other materials necessary for the course




We did an onsite training and had several of our most common style lifts present. The Safety One instructors were able to assist us with training and equipment recommendations for the specific applications of lift buckets that we had. They really made it easy for us.

We Also Bring the Course to You


For companies that have five or more employees that need safety certification, Safety One offers all open enrollment courses and customized fall protection trainings at the client’s site.


By tailoring a training course to your site and your staff, we are able to address specific issues unique to your business needs and resolve fall protection hazards in and around your facility.


In addition, there is cost savings by reducing employee down time.