Industry Training Regulation and Standards for Lift Truck & Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP)

Awareness on the importance of safety training is one of the biggest challenges our industry faces. Becoming a trained operator for powered mobile equipment is not something that can be accomplished in a short familiarization session prior to getting to work. To become qualified, you are required to receive certification from a qualified trainer through either classroom or online instruction, as well as in-depth hands-on training with the equipment.

Here are some common questions regarding the training requirements for Lift Trucks and Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP).

General Training Questions

  • Do I need to take training classes to operate powered equipment?

  • What is the training required to receive certification?

  • How long is a training class?

  • Can I take the written exam alone to receive operator certification?

  • How long does the training certification last?

  • How often do I need to be retrained?

  • Who sets the standards in the industry?

  • What is ANSI?

  • What is OSHA?

  • What is the CSA Group?

Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) Questions

  • Are there new or updated standards for MEWP?

  • Why did the ANSI and CSA standards change?

  • What has changed in the new ANSI and CSA standards?

  • Who has to be trained on the new standards?

  • What is required for my MEWP training to be compliant with CSA and ANSI/OHSA?

Lift Truck Questions

  • What is required for my Lift Truck training to be compliant with CSA and ANSI/OHSA?

  • Do I need to be trained on each make and model of Lift Trucks?