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Aerial Work Platform (Boom Lift) Training


Training Duration:  6 hours

Delivery Method:  In Person at the customer's location and with customer supplied equipment.

PPE Required: CSA approved work boots and hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, fall protection harness with lanyard.

Student Prerequisite: Fall Protection Training


Course Summary

This training is for workers who operate a Self-Propelled Boom Supported Elevating Work Platform (Boom Lift) in the workplace.

Common boom types are “straight boom” and  “articulating boom”.


Theory Lessons

  • Applicable Federal and Provincial OH&S regulations and applicable CSA standards.

  • Manufacturer specifications for the model being trained on.

  • Hazard and risk assessment for workplace safety.

  • Safe operating procedures.

  • Hand signals and working with a spotter.

  • Safe approach limits to energized equipment and power lines.

  • Stability and working envelope.

  • Roles of a spotter/signal person.

  • Preventive maintenance.

  • Equipment transport.

  • Rescue scenarios.


Practical Lessons

  • Inspection of boom lift and surrounding work area.

  • Operating the boom lift and communicating with a spotter.

  • Emergency lowering procedures.



Applicable OH&S Regulations and Standards

Canada Labour Code Part II

  • Part 12.10 Fall Protection Systems
  • Part 9 Elevating Devices

Alberta OH&S
  • Part 3 Specification and Certifications
  • Part 9 Fall Protection
  • Part 23 Elevating Platforms and Aerial Devices
  • Schedule 4 Safe Limit of Approach Distances

British Columbia OH&S
  • Part 11 Fall Protection
  • Part 13 Division 5 Movable Work Platforms
  • Table 19A-1A Minimum Approach Distances When Working Close to Exposed Electrical Equipment and Conductors

Canadian Standards Association
  • B354.4-02(R2013) Self-Propelled Boom Supported Elevating Work Platforms (2013)