Aerial Boom Lift Operator Training: Ensuring Safe and Efficient Operation of Equipment

Aerial boom lifts are a popular piece of equipment in industries such as construction, maintenance, and warehousing. With their ability to extend to great heights and reach difficult areas, boom lifts make tasks more accessible and efficient. However, operating a boom lift requires specialized knowledge and training to ensure the safety of both the operator and those around them.
Mainland Safety Training Company provides comprehensive boom lift training programs that equip operators with the necessary skills and knowledge to operate the equipment safely and efficiently. Let’s take a closer look at what their training programs entail.

The Program Outline

The boom lift training program is divided into four phases: theory training, theory evaluation, practical training, and practical evaluation. During the theory training phase, students are taken through a comprehensive review of the operator workbook, covering applicable regulations, types of boom lifts, understanding boom lift safety, and more.
In the theory evaluation phase, a written test is conducted to assess the students’ understanding of the concepts covered in the operator’s reference manuals. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass this phase of the program.

The practical training phase involves hands-on instruction on pre-use inspection, safe operating procedures, and parking/shut-down procedures. During this phase, students have the opportunity to practice under the helpful eye of the program instructor.

The practical evaluation phase assesses the students’ skills in operating the boom lift in a reasonably challenging course. Following the evaluation, successful trainees receive official records and documents, and their employers receive employee documentation and operator certification cards.

The Importance of Boom Lift Training

Operating a boom lift requires specialized knowledge and skills to ensure safety and efficiency. It is essential to understand applicable regulations, such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act, that govern the use of powered mobile equipment.
A lack of proper training can lead to accidents, injuries, and fatalities. The boom lift operator must be aware of the equipment’s capabilities and limitations, as well as potential hazards, such as power lines, uneven terrain, and unstable ground.

Proper training ensures the operator knows how to conduct pre-use inspections, identify potential hazards, and take appropriate safety precautions. It also equips them with the skills to operate the equipment efficiently, reducing the risk of damage to the equipment and the work site.

Mainland Safety Training Company

Mainland Safety Training Company provides IVES accredited boom lift training on-site at company premises anywhere in the Lower Mainland, including Delta, Cloverdale, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Kelowna, and West Kelowna.
Their training programs are up to eight hours in duration, depending on the number of students and individual experience. The program consists of 50% classroom theory training and evaluation and 50% practical hands-on training and evaluation.

Mainland Safety Training Company aims to ensure each candidate completes the course with the skills and knowledge required to operate the equipment safely and efficiently. They use the latest training techniques, combining theory and practical exercises in accordance with Health & Safety Executive guidelines and continually achieve high success rates.

Get In Touch

To schedule a boom lift training appointment or to inquire about their other safety training programs, contact Mainland Safety Training Company today. You can call them at +1 604 617 0211 or email them at [email protected].