Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Summary

Applies to:

This program applies to all Virginia Tech personnel who operate telescoping and articulating aerial lifts for work-related purposes. Examples of aerial lifts include: scissor lifts, genie lifts, boom trucks, JLGs, and "cherry pickers".


Aerial Lift shall be designed and constructed in conformance with the applicable requirements of ANSI A92.2-1969 or later. Virginia Tech requires that all aerial lift operators be trained and certified. This includes a brief classroom discussion on safe use of the lift and operator evaluation. This certification is valid for three years, and each operator will be issued a wallet card. These cards must be available upon request whenever the lift is in use.