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Elevating Work Platform Training for Boom Lift and Scissor Lift


Elevating Work Platform Training for Boom Lift and Scissor Lift
aerial work platform training is for individuals or teams requiring full hands-on training on the machine. Regardless if you are a new operator or need a refresher with a same-day certificate.
For everyone else, we offer an online certification here.
This hands-on training includes general EWP’s like Boom Lift and Scissor Lift platforms.

Elevating Work Platform Training for Boom Lift and Scissor Lift

If you’re going to be using an aerial platform, it’s important to get proper training first. Elevating platform training will teach you how to operate the platform safely and effectively.

After completing training, you should be able to safely and effectively use an aerial platform for your needs. Elevating work platforms are used in a variety of industries, including construction, warehousing, and event set-up. They allow workers to access high places safely and efficiently.

What are aerial work platforms:

Aerial work platforms (AWPs) are aerial devices used to provide temporary access for personnel and equipment to elevated worksites. AWPs include, but are not limited to aerial ladders, articulating boom lifts, extended boom lifts, vertical tower lifts, and scissor lifts. In this training, we are focusing on general boom lifts and scissor lifts.

What is a boom lift?

Boom lift’s, also known as cherry pickers, are aerial devices with a horizontal boom that can be raised and lowered. The boom lift operator uses the boom to raise and lower the platform, which is typically large enough to accommodate one or two workers. Boom lifts are often used for tasks such as changing light bulbs, painting buildings, or cleaning windows.

What is a Scissor Lift?

Scissor lifts are aerial devices with a platform that is raised and lowered by a set of hydraulic scissors. Scissor lifts typically have a much larger platform than boom lifts, making them ideal for tasks that require more space or more workers. Scissor lifts are often used for tasks such as construction, warehouse work, or industrial maintenance.

Where do we do on-site training for boom lifts and scissor lifts?

We operate in the Greater Toronto Area and provide training in Toronto, Mississauga, Vaughan, Kitchener / Waterloo and London. We have locations all throughout Ontario, including Barrie and Owen Sound.

Who should attend the Boom Lift Scissor Lift Training?

Any person who is operating or plans to operate a boom, scissor lift, or cherry picker should first receive aerial work platform training. This training covers current regulations and guidelines, as well as responsibility protocols. We also train in emergency procedures and regular inspections.

Aerial platform training not only covers the topics of how to inspect and operate the equipment, but also safe movement around the work area. Furthermore, those who receive this type of training will be taught about different load capacities for various aerial platforms as well as how to secure the load before lifting. Lastly, emergency procedures are always included in case of an accident or equipment malfunction.

If you find yourself needing to travel over construction sites or other difficult obstacles, an aerial platform may be your best mode of transportation. Aerial platforms are vehicles that can raise and lower workers to varying heights; making them perfect for a multitude of uses.

Choosing the appropriate platform for your needs is critical, as aerial platforms come in a variety of sizes and shapes. There are additional safety concerns to consider while utilizing an aerial platform. However, with adequate training and planning, working from an aerial platform may be both safe and efficient.

Why would you use an Aerial Platform?

There are many reasons why you might need to use an aerial platform. Maybe you’re working on a construction site and need to raise workers to high places. Or maybe you need to repair something that’s out of reach.

Whatever the reason, an aerial platform can help you get the job done safely and efficiently.

How to Use an Aerial Platform Safely

There are a few things to keep in mind when using an aerial platform. First, always make sure that the platform is properly inspected before use. Second, don’t exceed the weight limit for the platform. And third, be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to avoid collisions.

With proper training and preparation, using an aerial platform can be safe and easy.


FAQ Elevating Work Platform training for Boom Lift and Scissor Lift

1. What is Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Training?

Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Training is a course designed to teach workers how to safely operate and maintain elevating work platforms.

2. What type of EWP equipment is covered in the training?

The EWP training will cover a variety of types of equipment, such as boom and scissor lifts and aerial work platforms (AWPs)

3. What are the prerequisites for EWP training?

The prerequisites for EWP training vary depending on the type of equipment being used. Generally, participants must be at least 18 years of age and be able to read and understand safety instructions.

4. What topics are covered in the EWP training?

The topics covered in the EWP training include operating instructions, safety guidelines, inspection procedures and pre-operational checks.

5. How long does the EWP training course take?

The length of the EWP training course will depend on the type of equipment being used and the amount of time required to complete the training. Generally, the course can take anywhere from three to eight hours.

6. What is the cost of EWP training?

The cost of hands-on EWP training will vary from $150 for beginners and $125 for refreshers.

7. What qualifications will I receive after completing the EWP training?

Upon completion of the EWP training, participants will receive a certificate of completion which are valid for three years.

8. Are there any safety guidelines that I should be aware of before operating an EWP?

All operators of an EWP must adhere to the safety requirements set out in the Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. This includes wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while operating the EWP, ensuring the EWP is inspected regularly, and following any manufacturer’s instructions.

9. What should I do if I experience any difficulties while operating an EWP

If you experience any difficulties while operating an EWP, you should contact your supervisor or the manufacturer of the EWP for assistance.

10. Are there any additional resources available to help me learn more about EWP safety?

There are a variety of resources available to help you learn more about EWP safety, such as safety videos, EWP handbooks, and online courses.

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