Aerial Lift Training

In Aerial Lift Training, you will develop skills and attitudes to enable you to operate self-propelled aerial work platforms safely and effectively. Aerial Lift Training objectives are to develop the skills and attitudes that will enable you to operate self-propelled aerial work platforms more efficiently, in a safe and accident-free manner. Participants will understand a number of topics around Aerial Lifts such as the employee/supervisor rights & responsibilities, associated fines, competency, inspections, and how to identify specific health and safety hazards associated with operating Man-lifts.

Aerial Lift Training Outline (2.5 hours per lift*):

  • Overview the sections of OHS Act, CSA standards and other regulations
  • Review of “fall arrest” training and equipment
  • Equipment inspection and work area assessment requirements
  • Identify site-specific risks
  • Learn the controls for the safe operation of a lift
  • Understand safety decals, load capacities, and equipment requirements
  • Key factors for the safe operation of Power Elevated Mobile Platforms

Aerial Lift Training Practical Outline (about 10 minutes per person):

  • Complete an inspection of the aerial platform
  • Inspect and put on “fall arrest” equipment. Note: it is required for participants to have their fall arrest or working at heights training prior to taking the aerial lift practical evaluations.
  • How to drive, position, and raise the aerial platform
  • Operating skills evaluation
  • Each participant will engage in approximately 10 minutes of practical testing. New operators may take longer. We recommend new operators have at least 8 hours of practical experience guided and documented by a competent supervisor prior to attending. This will increase your chances of passing the evaluation.

* Types of lifts Workplace Medical offer training for:

  • Scissor Lifts
  • GR-20 Lifts

If you have another type of lift please contact us to see if we can provide the appropriate training for your specific case.