Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Summary

Applies to:

This program applies to all Virginia Tech personnel who operate aerial lifts for work-related purposes. Examples of aerial lifts include:

  • Articulating aerial lifts
  • Telescoping aerial lifts
  • Boom trucks
  • Scissor lifts (considerd mobile scaffolds by OSHA, but included in Virgnia Tech's Aerial Lift Safety Program)


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 an online awareness level training 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.