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Aerial Boom Lift


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Course Type

Equipment operating.

Course Purpose

This course is for a worker whom operates a Boom Lift (Mobile Elevating Work Platform), ideal for experienced and new operators.

Training Method

In-person, practical lessons with a boom lift.

Class Size

2 - 8 students.

Training Duration

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

Training Locations

In-person training at the customer's location, with the customer's equipment.

Customer Requirements

  1. Customer supplied boom lift.
  2. Personal fall protection (harness and lanyard) for each student.

Student Requirements

  1. Have current Fall Protection (Harness and Lanyard) training.
  2. 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 and lanyard). 

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 Outline


  1. Internet based with rich multimedia information, accessible on computer or mobile device (Apple, Android).
  2. Start by setting up a free account Click Here to Get the Mobile App

Theory Lessons

  1. Applicable OHS Regulations (Federal, Provincial).
  2. 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. Equipment transport.
  14. Emergency lowering procedures.
  15. Rescue planning.

Documentation Lessons

  1. Completing a Hazard and Risk Assessment.
  2. Completing a pre-use inspection checklist.

Practical Lessons

  1. Inspecting the Boom Lift and surrounding work area.
  2. Operating the Boom Lift and communicating with a spotter.
  3. Use of personal fall protection equipment.
  4. Executing an emergency lowering of the Boom Lift's platform.
  5. Executing the rescue of a worker from the Boom Lift's platform.
  6. Replacing a propane cylinder (if equipped).
  7. Charging the battery pack (if equipped).
  8. Fuelling the equipment (if equipped - diesel, gasoline).


  • Private Group Rate at the Customer's Location: $1,200.00 (first 4 students) + $250.00 per additional student.
  • Platinum Members: 25% discount.
  • Additional Fees: Out of town travel expenses and accommodations when applicable.