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Aerial Bucket Truck


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Course Type:  Equipment operating

Course Purpose

This course is for a student whom has zero or minimal experience operating an Aerial Bucket Truck (Vehicle Mounted Elevating Work Platform).

Skill Level:  Novice Operator

Training Method:  In person.

Class Size:  2 - 8 students

Training Duration:  6 - 8 hours (depending on student's skill and knowledge).

Training Locations

Calgary Region:  In person training at the customer's workplace.

Vancouver Region:  In person training at the customer's workplace.

Vancouver Island Region:  In person training at the customer's workplace.

Customer Requirements

Customer supplied bucket truck.

Student Requirements

  1. Have current Fall Protection (Harness & Lanyard) training.
  2. Be the minimum age for the worksite.
  3. Wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (provided by student):
    1. PPE as per the training location requirements.
    2. Safety boots, hard hat, high visibility vest/jacket/overall.
    3. Personal fall protection (harness & lanyard).

Course Literature

Web based with rich multimedia information. Accessible on desktop computer or an Apple and Android mobile device. Start by setting up a free account,  Click Here to Get the Mobile App  

Training Certification

Digital training card as proof of training, includes hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years. 

Bonus for Large Employers (50+ students)

Access to OOSHEW's robust training database (training records from your employees and your subcontractors).

Course Price

Private Group Class: $1,400.00 (minimum charge of 4 students)

Additional Students: $350.00 per student

Extra Costs: Out of town travel when applicable.


Theory Lessons

  1. Reference to applicable OHS Regulations (Federal, Provincial).
  2. Reference to applicable CSA Standards.
  3. Operator responsibilities.
  4. Manufacturer specifications for the equipment being trained on.
  5. Hazard and Risk Assessment for operating the equipment safely in the workplace.
  6. Safe operating procedures.
  7. Safe approach limits to energized equipment and power lines.
  8. Hand signals and working with a spotter.
  9. Equipment purpose and limitations.
  10. Equipment stability and working envelope.
  11. Equipment preventive maintenance practices.
  12. Equipment inspection criteria.
  13. Emergency lowering procedures.
  14. Rescue planning.


Documentation Lessons

  1. Completing a Hazard & Risk Assessment.
  2. Completing a pre-use inspection report.


Practical Lessons

  1. Inspecting the Bucket Truck and surrounding work area.
  2. Operating the Bucket Truck and communicating with a spotter.
  3. Use of personal fall protection equipment.
  4. Executing an emergency lowering of the Bucket Truck's work platform.
  5. Executing the rescue of a worker from the Bucket Truck's work platform.

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