Aerial lifting devices are typically used throughout construction, industry, and warehousing. However, the versatility and safety factors incorporated into these devices allow them to be utilized in almost any environment.
This comprehensive Canadian EWP course exceeds all CSA/OHS requirements for classroom operator safety training certification in all Canadian provinces and territories. Covering Scissor, straight stick boom and articulating boom lifts.
Our Aerial Lift Training Program will focus on the safe operation of self propelled elevated work platforms and self propelled boom supported elevated work platforms.
An employer practical evaluation is required to complete the certification process and can be performed by a supervisor or authorized personnel. Employer practical evaluations are fully approved and recommended by OHS and CSA as they give the operator training and testing that is job and industry specific. This certification is transferable across companies and provinces (Note: each company must perform their own employer practical evaluation).
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The course is broken into 5 modules and each module contains multiple chapters.
Course modules are described briefly below:
Module 1. Legislation
This covers important federal and provincial EWP related legislation requirements for the machine, employees, supervisors and employers.
Module 2. Staying Safe
This module helps students understand dangers of the machine during use; focusing in depth on the most common incidents and accidents with EWP’s.
Module 3. Know Your Machine
Throughout these chapters students gain a strong understanding of the different types of EWP’s, the importance of the manual, safety decals, machine components, controls, safe guards, axles, capacities, stability principles and use of an envelope management system.
Module 4. Starting Off Right
Learn the best steps to starting each day and job off right with the machine. This includes best machine choice, pre-operational inspections, function tests, maintenance, hydraulic system dangers, battery charging/maintenance, refueling, weather safety, hazards, hazard assessment/mitigation and rescue planning.
Module 5. Safe Use
Here we learn about safe operational use of an EWP, including proper communication, PPE, operating rules/tips, parking/shutting down, record keeping and more.
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