Fast Line Safety Training Blogs

  • Do You Need a Driver’s License to Drive a Forklift?

    Krish Malhotra

    As experts in forklift training, Fast Line Safety Training often gets the question of whether a driver’s license is required to operate a forklift. The straightforward answer is no, a traditional driver’s license is not required to operate a forklift. However, OSHA compliant forklift certification is mandatory to operate a forklift. Understanding Forklift Certification OSHA […]

  • How Long Does Forklift Certification Last?

    Krish Malhotra

    Navigating the realm of forklift certification can often feel like a journey through a maze of regulations and requirements. Fast Line Safety Training wants to make it easier for you by answering one of the most common questions we get: How long does forklift certification last? Understanding the lifespan of your certification is not just […]

  • 7 Main Causes of Forklift Injuries

    Krish Malhotra

    Forklifts are indispensable in various industries, aiding in the transportation and handling of materials. However, their operation comes with significant risks, leading to numerous injuries and, in severe cases, fatalities each year. Understanding the main causes of forklift injuries is crucial for creating safer work environments and reducing accidents. Main Causes of Forklift Injuries 1. […]

  • How to Drive and Operate a Stand Up Forklift

    Krish Malhotra

    How to Drive and Operate a Stand-Up Forklift with Fast Line Safety Training In the realm of material handling and warehouse operations, forklifts are indispensable. They come in various forms, each tailored to specific needs. Among these, the stand-up forklift stands out due to its unique design and benefits. Before diving deep into its operation, […]

  • Pre-Use Scissor Lift Inspection Form

    Krish Malhotra

    Safety is paramount when operating heavy machinery, especially when it comes to scissor lifts. These versatile machines are a staple in many construction sites, but like all equipment, they require regular checks to ensure they’re in optimal working condition. This is where the importance of a scissor lift daily inspection checklist comes into play. Before […]

Elevating Safety Standards: The Essentials of Scissor and Boom Lift Operation and Certification

Fast Line

Scissor and Boom Lift Training

Scissor and boom lifts, also known as Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), are indispensable tools in industries such as construction, maintenance, and warehousing. These machines allow workers to safely reach heights that would otherwise be inaccessible, making tasks like building construction, window cleaning, and tree trimming safer and more efficient. However, operating these machines requires specialized knowledge and skills, which is where scissor and boom lift certification comes into play.

Understanding Scissor and Boom Lifts

Scissor lifts are named for their crisscrossing metal supports that contract and expand to raise and lower the platform. They are ideal for tasks that require vertical elevation in a stable environment. On the other hand, boom lifts, also known as cherry pickers, have a hydraulic arm that can extend and bend to reach heights and areas that are not directly above the base. They are perfect for tasks that require reaching over obstacles or working at different angles.

The Importance of Certification

Operating these machines without proper training can lead to accidents, injuries, or even fatalities. This is why certification is not just necessary, but often legally required. Certification programs ensure that operators understand the mechanics of these machines, the safety protocols they need to follow, and how to respond in case of an emergency.

The ANSI A92 standards, which govern the use of MEWPs, were developed to promote efficiency and safety. They classify MEWPs into different groups and types based on their movement and control mechanisms. Operators must meet all new training requirements, participate in extensive planning to consider machine choice and application, and perform site risk assessments for all MEWP operations and training procedures.

Fast Line Safety Training: Your Partner in Safety

Fast Line Safety Training is a leading provider of scissor and boom lift certification in New York. Our comprehensive Mobile Elevating Work Platform (M.E.W.P.) course curriculum combines formal instruction, practical training, and assessment of the operator’s performance in the workplace and with equipment.

We deliver high-quality, hands-on training at your location, making the training process as convenient as possible for our clients. Upon completion of the course, students are issued with double-sided face ID cards equipped with sophisticated QR code technology, guarded by blockchain for secure online verification.

At Fast Line Safety Training, we are committed to elevating safety standards in the industry. Our dedication to safety, quality, and convenience has made us the top choice for scissor and boom lift training in New York.