Aerial Lift Operator Training
The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulation 851 requires lifting devices be operated by a competent operator. Competent operators must know not only how to operate the particular class of aerial lift that they will be operating, but also demonstrate skills which will prevent injuries to themselves or others in the workplace.
- On-site training at your location – Contact MidSouthWest Training and Consulting to request a quote.
- Open classroom training – Held at locations throughout southwest Ontario, including Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Kitchener, and London. Find a training class location near you.
- Train the Trainer – Have your trainer trained by the best by having MidSouthWest Training and Consulting train them.
- Online learning – Online courses can be purchased indvidually or as part of our learning management system.
- Review of Legislated Requirements
- Hazards Associated with the Operation of Aerial Lifts (People, Equipment and Environment)
- Pre-use Inspection of the Equipment
- Safe Operation of Aerial Lifts
- The Safety Rules that Must be Followed
- The Requirements for Fall Protection Equipment
- Inspection of Fall Arrest Equipment
- Operator Evaluation on the Equipment to be Used (if available)
The course takes 4 hours to complete.
Our program includes the following types of equipment:
- Boom lifts – Buckets on the end of extendable or jointed arms. Used to reach up and over obstacles.
- Scissor lifts – Flat platforms that travel straight up and down. Used for moving multiple people; equipment or product up and down.
- Personnel lifts – Single-user, vertical travel buckets.
Practical evaluations are conducted individually. Practical evaluations are required for complete certification.