Aerial Platforms / Boom Lift

By: Lucid Safety Training  09-12-2011
Keywords: health and safety, Occupational Health , Occupational Health And Safety

Program Description:
The Aerial Platform/Boom Truck Training program consists of a classroom training session and a practical training session.  All participants must pass both sessions to become certified.  Successful participants receive a wallet certificate of achievement.

In Canada, two CSA Standards are involved, B354.2 Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms and B354.4 Self-Propelled Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms.  Self-propelled elevating work platforms refer to work platforms that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base on the machine.  Self-propelled boom-supported elevating work platforms refer to platforms that can be positioned completely beyond the base of the machine.  This theory training is quite similar for both types.  If only one kind of machine is used, the practical time can be reduced from that stated in this outline.

Elevating Work Platform Training Program Objectives:

Aerial Platform/Boom Lift Training, trainee's will learn the competency requirements for safe operation of Boom-Type Elevating Work Platforms and Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms (for use on paved/slab surfaces) used in Industry.

Increase the efficient use of elevating work platforms and reduce the risk of injury to workers and damage to equipment, product and buildings.


Elevated Work Program Content:

  • Legal requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • Requirements of Canadian Standards Association Codes CAN3-B354.2 Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms for Use on Paved/Slab Surfaces and CAN3 –B354.4 Boom-Type Elevating Work Platforms
  • Pre-shift inspection of the elevating work platforms
  • Precautions for lifting, lowering, and moving
  • Personal protective equipment including fall arrest systems
  • Operation of the elevating work platforms
  • Safe operating practices
  • The lifting capacity of elevating work platforms.
  • Use of emergency controls
  • Theory and practical tests

Suggested Participants For Aerial Platform Certification:

Operators of elevating work platforms, supervisors, group leaders, and health & safety committee members.

Program Duration:

Two hours of theory training in groups of 25 (maximum) and two hours of practical Boom Lift training in groups of four (maximum).

Who Conducts Aerial Platform Training / Scissor Lift Certification?

Our instructors have many years of self-propelled elevating work platform and self-propelled boom-supported elevating work platform operating expertise. They not only understand the requirements of current legislation but understand the everyday issues and concerns of the operators.  Their focus is doing everything they possibly can to prevent accidents at your facilities.

Where does the training take place?

We will conduct scissor lift or boom truck training anywhere in North America.  It is advisable that operators be trained on the scissor lifts or boom trucks they will be assigned to use.  Use of platforms with different capacities, or different maneuverability etc. does little to ensure safe use of the aerial work platforms at your plants.  Practical testing is based of the conditions at your plants and the functions performed at your plants.

How often do aerial platform operators have to train in Canada?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires those operating lifting devices such as a manlift to be competent. 

CSA standards B354.2 Self Propelled Elevating Work Platforms and B354.4 Self-Propelled Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms require that only qualified personnel who have been trained regarding the inspection, operation, and application of an aerial platform, including the recognition and avoidance of hazards associated with the operation, shall operate an aerial platform.

Keywords: Aerial Platform, Boom Lift, Elevating Work, Elevating Work Platform, Elevating Work Platforms, health and safety, Occupational Health , Occupational Health And Safety, Occupational Health And Safety Act, Truck Training, Work Platforms,

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