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Onsite Aerial Platform Certification

Cetified Aerial Platform Training serving Ontario Including: Hamilton, Toronto, London, Kitchener, St. Catherines, Windsor,  Buffalo. New York and Detroit Michigan.

Aerial Platforms

Aerial Lift

Aerial platform training, also referred to as boom lift and scissor lift training. This onsite safety training course will provide your trainees with a general understanding of the safe and efficient operation of a Power Operated Mobile Elevated Aerial Work Platform. Aerial platform safety training will teach trainees how to identify specific health and safety hazards associated with operating these boom lifts.


If your company does elevated aerial work such as cleaning windows, cutting trees, painting etc., you will require aerial lift training for your lifting device. In most cases you will also require Fall Arrest training We can combine fall protection training with aerial lift certification at the time of booking.

The aerial lift training program is divided into two segments.

  • Part one - Consists of an in class theoretical course which includes a competency evaluation (true & false test) and review.
  • Part two - Consists of an on site evaluation which will verify the individuals ability to operate a specific elevated aerial work platform, in a safe manner.

Course Outline

Review related sections of the OHS Act, CSA Standards, and Scaffold Industry Association of Canada specifications.

  • Operating unsafe equipment or perform unsafe acts.
  • Outline fines & penalties for improper use of the equipment.
  • Lifting device & mobile equipment definitions.
  • Complete review of "fall arrest" required, and recommended.
  • Pre-shift equipment inspection and work area survey requirements.
  • Review site specific Hazards, and controls for safe operation of a Aerial Lift.
  • Fifteen key elements for safe operation of a "Power Elevated Mobile Aerial Work Platform."

Part Two: "Practical Evaluation"

What Is The Purpose Of Elevated Work Platform Practical Evaluation? All operators must successfully complete the theoretical portion of this program prior to being evaluated on site-specific equipment.

Each individual will be tested to ensure they can safely and efficiently operate your site-specific equipment. Evaluations will be completed during regular working shifts, wherever possible. On successful completion of both parts one and two of this safety program, the participant will be certified to operate the equipment.

Aerial Platform Evaluation

  • Pre-shift equipment inspection, and work area survey.
  • Uses proper personal protective equipment as required by the OH&S Act and respective employer.
  • Use and proper fitting of fall arrest (harness) device.
  • Aware of the manufacturers specs for specific equipment (load limits, etc.).
  • Uses a signaler or spotter where required.
  • Operates lift only on solid & level ground.
  • Operates lift with all other workers clear of the site.
  • Closes off site when doing major overhead work/projects.
  • Smooth/safe operating speed for various plant conditions.
  • Lift mobilizes only when the unit is in fully lowered position.
  • All tools and associated equipment safely stored on the lift platform.

How long does the aerial platform training take?

Practical evaluations take approximately one-half (.5) hour. The onsite training, or train the trainer is delivered and scheduled to your convenience (any shifts). Remember to checkout our other occupational health and safety training courses.