We offer two types of training. Versalift FIT offers a suite of digital and online learning tools focused specifically on the safe operation of Versalift vehicle-mounted aerial lifts. Instructor-Led Training is our on-location training of new and experienced linemen and technicians.
We are serious about your safety. Training improves safety, increases productivity, enhances awareness and fulfills your legal obligations.
Our qualified instructors ensure that your staff experience quality training, direct from the platform manufacturer. Training can be taken through our online learning platform or given on site using our latest facilities. Contact our training manager or access our online platform below.
The purpose of this introductory module is to prepare you for the rest of the course. You will learn the key terminology used when describing an aerial lift, and you will be introduced to key concepts that will be presented and explained during the rest of the modules. In this brief module, you will learn the key terms and basic concepts that apply to aerial lifts. You’ll need this knowledge to be successful throughout the course.
The inspection section comes next, and in this module, you will learn about how to locate and use your Versalift equipment pre-start inspection checklist, to become familiar with the entire set of placards and decals, and to confidently describe next steps if your daily pre-start inspection reveals any potential problems with the equipment.
The purpose of this module is to help you understand how to operate the aerial lift safely and efficiently. You will learn how to orient the truck at the work site, how to power the aerial, how to use both sets of controls, and what to do when work is completed. Once you have completed this module, you will be able to inspect your worksite and correctly orient the aerial unit, accounting for any factors that may affect its safety and stability. You will also be able to describe lower and upper control operations. Additionally, you will learn proper start-up and stowing procedures.
The purpose of this module is to familiarize you with your options for retrieving the platform in the event of an emergency or an equipment malfunction. At completion of this module, you will be able to describe procedures for lowering an inoperable lift using manual rotation and holding valves and using the engine start/stop control. You will also learn required actions after using any emergency procedure. Several operations are addressed in this section, as is a larger, interactive scenario planning activity which ensures that you are actually learning the operations thoroughly and in detail.
The purpose of this module is to help you focus on working safely as you review and practice the concepts you have learned in the previous modules. In this module, you will learn the major safety risks of operating an aerial lift, and you will learn how to minimize those risks to ensure the safest working environment possible. Because safety is the most important practice of all, this section of aerial lift training is very thorough and, like other sections, includes knowledge checks to ensure learners are retaining knowledge.
This section summarizes your progress and provides a place to upload and retain the sign-off sheet where it is documented that you have demonstrated proficiency on the lift. To receive a Certificate of Completion, you must complete each module as well as pass all quizzes and assessments by scoring no lower than 80%.
Learn how to safely operate Versalift vehicle-mounted lifts with first-class training.
When you choose aerial lift training with Versalift, you have three different options to choose from.
Our Self-Paced training is a world class online training program, where you learn how to safely operate a vehicle-mounted aerial lift from Versalift. The training includes content developed straight out of the operator manual and includes a unique environment for learning as the course is self-paced. This means that each trainee can work through the course at their own pace.
Our Instructor-Led training is designed for both new and experienced linemen and technicians. Here we employ activity- and scenario-driven techniques to help users understand how to employ key concepts on the job for improved performance and efficiency.
Our Service & Maintenance training is another option that we offer for service technicians and mechanics. The instructor-led training includes content based on the Service Manual and includes real-world lessons learned from aerial unit operators as well as hands-on exercises. In addition, the course covers preventative maintenance in order to identify issues before they become problems.
There are several reasons why you should invest in professional aerial lift training programs on an ongoing basis.
Overall, the goal of our training programs is to ensure operator safety and to support a perfect safety record, while at the same time reinforcing the operator behaviors that extend the useful working life of the aerial lifts themselves.
In more detail, the benefits include:
Understanding when to enroll in aerial lift training is crucial for maintaining a safe and efficient work environment. At Versalift, we believe that training is not just a one-time event, but an ongoing journey towards excellence in safety and operation. Here are some examples of when we would recommend aerial lift training:
Remember, regular training is not just about compliance or checking a box. It’s about building a culture of safety and efficiency. It ensures that every team member, regardless of experience level, is equipped with the knowledge and skills to operate and maintain aerial lifts in the safest possible manner. By investing in ongoing training, you’re not only protecting your employees but also enhancing the longevity and performance of your equipment.
Corporate Trainer, Human Resources
Office Hours: 8AM – 5PM M-Th; 7AM – 4PM F
Office Location: 7601 Imperial Drive, Waco, Texas 76712