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Aerial Work Platform (Boom Lift) Training


Training Cost: $250.00 / student 

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We Can Accommodate ESL Students

Training Duration: 6 hours
Delivery Method: In Person at the customer's location.

Equipment: Customer owned/rented equipment.
Prerequisite: Fall Protection Training
Supplies Required: CSA approved work boots and hard hat, safety glasses, gloves.


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”.
Please call to confirm or request the model that will be available for your training.

Theory Lesson Includes

  • 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 Include

  • 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)




Attendance & Registration

Students must be pre-registered before the training date.

Students must arrive and register 15 minutes before the training course starts; late students will not be accepted to participate in the training course.

Student Attire

Students should dress comfortably for "hands-on" practical training.
Students must wear the site-specific PPE when the training course is being hosted at a worksite/jobsite/construction site.

Inappropriate Attire

The following are not appropriate for the training class: high-heel shoes, open toe shoes, sandals, dresses, skirts, muscle shirts.

Training Certificates

Students must complete the entire training course and pass the written exam with at least 80% grade to receive a training certificate. Training certificates will be emailed to the student and the employer.