With a growing economy, the demand for boom lift operators is high throughout the United States. Yet specific training is required for competency with this heavy machinery and job candidates need to be licensed for this work. In fact, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate that employers provide instruction on the proper handling of lifts in order to maximize safety and minimize perils. To ensure OSHA compliance, we offer boom and scissor lift certification to firms and businesses of all sizes. When your employees complete our course and attain certification, they can work the lifts while fully conforming to federal regulations.

Scissor Lift and Boom Lift Training


The distinction among the various aerial lifts is essential knowledge for any manager and operator. Certain lifts are more effective in particular environments than others. A scissor lift might be optimal in a warehouse or storage facility setting whereas a boom lift would be the better choice at a construction site or other outdoor project. In brief, the two types of lift are described as follows:

  1. The scissor lift has crisscross braces that reach upward; a larger platform to move people and materials; and limited horizontal maneuverability.
  2. A boom lift functions with a hydraulic arm that can extend to very high altitudes and can move about horizontally, as well. Also known as cherry pickers, boom lifts possess less platform space than do scissor lifts.

Training Components

Training is required for all lift operators. Your lift operators will need to be trained since certain elements of aerial lift safety training are required by law per OSHA ANSI/SAIA Standards A92.2 – A92.6. Our coursework includes the following:

  • The respective duties of those selling, owning, using and operating the equipment
  • Basic elements of the lift and its mechanisms
  • Proper inspection of the lift before each use
  • How to discern dangers, e.g. ditches, unreliable surfaces, steep inclines and overhead interference
  • Determining hazardous environments that may be conducive to crashes, tip-overs or dangerous exposure to power voltage
  • Testing each lift function
  • Evaluating the workplace for overall safety

Training Options

We provide one curriculum to train lift operators and another to teach those doing the instruction. The latter ensures that those wishing to teach and coach new operators do so in accordance with the goals and principles of the curriculum, as well as with government regulations dictated by OSHA.

Training Fees

  1. Operator Training will be at $150.00 per person with a 5 person minimum.
  2. Train the Trainer will be at $1,200.00 per person. This will include 1 kit.
  3. Additional trainers trained at same time sharing kit will be at $250.00.
  4. Additional Kits will be at $650.00.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When does the certification expire? How do I renew it?
A: Certification does not need renewal unless the certified party is involved in an accident or wished to be licensed on a different type of lift.

Q: How many hours does the class consume?
A: The class averages about three hours, but can go longer. The practical, hands-on portion varies in length depending on the candidate’s dexterity.

To find out more about how we can help you or to book an appointment or class, contact us today!