MEWP (aerial lift) training and certification.
Painters USA crews work safely and efficiently at the highest reaches of commercial / industrial structures with MEWP and aerial lift training and experience.
What aerial work training involves
As a leading commercial / industrial painting contractor, the work done by Painters USA is a kind of aerial acrobatics. Our crews routinely work in high places like silos that can be well over 30 feet tall and warehouses with ceiling clearances of 28 to 36 feet.
The only safe and efficient way to work at these heights is through extensive aerial work training and certification. Depending on the structure and scope of work, this may involve suspended scaffolding or mobile elevating work platforms, more commonly known as MEWPs. Formerly known as aerial lifts or aerial work platforms (AWPs), MEWPs are standard equipment at many commercial and industrial job sites.
MEWPs bring ease and versatility in moving workers from one point to another, which improves productivity, taking about half as long compared to most scaffolding systems. Yet they also come with workplace safety hazards like tips, collisions, and risk of electric shock. That’s why training is critical; aerial lift safety certification ensures operational knowledge and full understanding of load-capacity limits, lift anatomy and stability, and how to recognize and avoid hazards of any kind.
Value to our commercial / industrial clients
The key advantages you gain from Painters USA’s aerial work training and certification are safety and productivity. Our aerial work capabilities ensure OSHA compliance and deliver other safety benefits, while also saving the expense and hassle of finding a third party MEWP supplier. In addition, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards effective June 1st, 2020 set forth new requirements for using, operating, inspecting, testing, and maintaining MEWPs.
While OSHA does not require aerial lift operators to be certified, Painters USA takes that step voluntarily to protect our employees, as well as your employees and jobsite. OSHA standards do require that only authorized persons may operate an aerial lift, which includes training to recognize and avoid unsafe conditions.
About our aerial work training curriculum
Painters USA has developed an authorized training program for our employees to operate MEWP and safely perform aerial work based on a mix of training materials and trainer certification programs from OSHA, major lift manufacturers and suppliers, and last but not least, decades of aerial work experience.
Ready to work with certified pros?
One of our team members will respond within 24 hours, or call us at 800-999-8715 between 8am and 5pm central time.