This past September, Excel Construction held a boom lift certification training at our Fullerton headquarters. The training was for Excel personnel and there were 18 attendees.
Excel’s Safety Manager, Cesar Galarza, conducted the training. Cesar is an OSHA Certified Master Trainer. He is also a military veteran and a reserve firefighter with the Boeing fire department. In addition to conducting on-site safety inspections, he directs all of our safety training programs. All personnel at Excel must be certified in order to operate our fleet of in-house equipment including scissor lifts, boom lifts, forklifts, backhoes, concrete saws, rollers, Bobcats, and more.
Boom lifts, also known as “Knuckle Booms,” are very versatile units and work well in areas with hard to reach places. Telescopic Boom Lifts are aerial work platforms with sections that extend telescopically. They are commonly referred to as “Stick Booms.” These are typically used to reach over obstacles such as landscaped areas and overhangs, to reach facades, roof lines, and monument signs.
The training included topics such as safe use and handling, including loading and unloading from the transport vehicle, staging, ingress and egress, fall protection, and communication with team members. Each trainee received “stick time” and did not receive their certificate until they demonstrated mastery of all tasks.
Excel Construction Services, Inc., believes that safety doesn’t happen by accident, so we are committed to preparing our employees to always have a safety state of mind.