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Employer Liability Management Starts With Quality Training.

What is Manlift Operator Certification?

Manlift Operator Certification specifically refers to the highly detailed, equipment and location specific training of persons who are tasked with the operation of all varieties of Aerial Work Platform or Boomlift.

Andrew has certified over 100 operators over the course of the last 6 years. The thorough approach Andrew chooses is designed to meet all OSHA and Department of Labor and Industries training requirements. From the very beginning of instruction to the final operator assessment, Andrew has taken into account liability reduction for both the employer-client and himself. The actual training is classroom presentation, workbook exercises, and hands-on instruction. "As an Instructor, I prepare student operators to pass a strictly regulated hands-on lift inspection and operation practical assessment. Through meticulous recordkeeping all passing students are granted an IVES TRAINING GROUP certification validating them on that date as safe and knowledgeable operators." The awarded certification is recognized by Washington Industrial Safety and Hazards Administration (WISHA) and meets the standards established by the Federal Governments Occupational Safety and Hazards Act (OSHA).

Andrew's Client base consists of construction industry contractors and venders, entertainment industry contractors and venders, union dispatched personnel of all related trades, students of community colleges, vocational institutes, and universities, independent equipment rental service providers, specific industry professionals and individuals marketed through extended education programs.

Training Philosophy
I will engage my students on a professional and human level, to illuminate their human vulnerabilities and fragility, to direct their understanding into a healthy enthusiasm for safe procedures and practices, and to make a positive lasting impression.

Summary of Class Procedure
Andrew's certification training class will consist of 7 distinct parts:
1. Class sign-in, introductions, rules, and signing of indemnification waiver.
2. Material review of workbook and written examination.
3. Written examination.
4. Hands-on vehicle inspection and site and vehicle inspections forms.
5. Practice pre-shift vehicle inspections and work site evaluations.
6. Practical evaluation of operator skills.
7. Score totaling and Operator Certification paperwork.

The class starts in a classroom environment at 8am. Usually by noon, written exams are finished and an hour lunch is taken. Upon returning, the class works with the lifts and prepares for their practicals. This starts around 2:30pm. It takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes to run an operator through the vehicle inspection and operation track. Scores are given and certification documentation follows in the mail. Accommodations are made for Operators who are RECERTIFYING. Please know that not all Operators receive their Certification.

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Benefits of certifying your employees and yourself:

It's the Law.

OSHA and your State's Depatment of L&I require formal training.

Employee Safety

Certified Operators are proven to be safer on the jobsite.

Meeting Insurer Requirements

Your Insurance Provider will require proof of operator certification when investigating a claim.

Premium Rate Reduction

Proof of a formally trained workforce will qualify your business for reduced insurance premiums.

Workforce Moral

Your workforce deserves safety trainging and they know it. They appreciate it and it shows.

Equipment Repair Savings

Certified Operators damage fewer machines, and less severe damage.