Skip to Content

Elevating Work Platform Programs

In this section, you will find Penn's safety programs related to elevating work platforms.

Elevating work platforms are used to position personnel, along with their necessary tools and materials, at work locations.

These programs apply to the operation of Penn-owned or leased elevating work platforms and to Penn-employed operators of elevating work platforms owned by others.

Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms - refers to elevating work platforms that are supported by a hydraulic boom.  These platforms are capable of moving in all directions.  Fall protection training and personal protective equipment is required while operating these types of platforms

Typical examples of equipment covered:

Articulated Boom-Supported LiftBoom-Supported Lift

View the Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platform Program (.pdf)

Vertical Plane Elevating Work Platforms - refers to elevating work platforms where the platform cannot be positioned completely beyond the base.  The commonly-encountered platforms covered by this program include scissor lifts and battery-operated single person vertical mast platforms used inside buildings for maintenance and housekeeping activities.  Fall protection personal protective equipment is typically not required while operating these types of platforms because the nature of operation and the platform guardrails provide the required protection.

Typical examples of equipment covered:

Genie LiftScissor LiftLift Pod

View the Vertical Plane Elevating Work Platform Program (.pdf)