Course Overview:

The Elevated Work Platform Operator Training Program consists of a 3-4 hour classroom training session followed by a practical operating test. This program is recommended for new and existing operators of multiple types of elevated work platforms including boom trucks and aerial work platforms. Supervisors, managers and health and safety committee members may attend the classroom segment at no charge. This program will provide the participant with the necessary knowledge and skills to correctly and safely operate your type of elevated work platform specific to your operation.

Program Content:

  • Current applicable legislation
  • Vehicle stability
  • Causes of accidents and injury
  • Stabilizer systems
  • Operator responsibility
  • On-slab versus rough terrain
  • Pedestrian awareness
  • Power line clearances
  • Fall protection (equipment specific)
  • Capacity plates
  • Control systems
  • Pre-shift inspection and reporting procedures
  • Work site inspection
  • Hazard awareness


Practical operator testing is held on-site at your facility and follows the classroom training. The operator is tested individually and put through a series of operating tasks and manoeuvrings to assess competency and safety awareness on the equipment. Pre-shift inspection and reporting procedures are also covered. Average testing time is approximately 30 minutes per operator.

Practical Training (FOR NEW OPERATORS)

Participants with limited or no practical operating experience will require practical training prior to practical testing. The duration of practical training varies based on equipment type and aptitude of the operator. Practical training is an additional charge to this program and should be pre-scheduled.

Who Should Attend:

Any person to operate a elevated work platform.

Any person supervising the use of an elevated work platform.

Course Duration: 8 Hours
Cost: $196.00/ person + hst