Aerial Boom Lift Training

Duration: 4 – 6 hrs
Location: At your workplace

It’s well known that training has been and will continue to be a focus in all industries. This versatile, well-rounded program gives trainees in-depth instruction on applicable regulations and the safe operation of aerial boom lift equipment, including rough terrain. CanLift Equipment Ltd. ft. It includes theory learning and hands-on exercises perfect for operators at any skill level.

NOTICE: Fall protection equipment is required to operate aerial boom lifts. It’s recommended that participants have fall protection training as a prerequisite to taking an aerial boom lift program. Inquire about getting fall protection & aerial lift training combined within the same day.

Fall protection equipment is required when using aerial boom lifts, and it is strongly advised that operators receive appropriate training in fall protection and forklift operation before participating in an aerial boom lift program. To ensure both safety and effectiveness, it is possible to combine fall protection training with aerial lift training on the same day. This will give participants a thorough understanding of both areas, allowing them to safely and efficiently operate the aerial work platform and forklift. If you need the maximum combination of both height and reach, it is crucial to adhere to these guidelines in order to achieve optimal safety and productivity, as they can help prevent accidents and injuries when working at elevated heights.

Course Outline & Content

Phase 1 – Theory Training

Trainees are guided through a comprehensive & interactive review of the operators workbook covering:

  • Rules / Regulations

  • Types Of Aerial Lifts

  • Main Parts & Functions

  • Safety Systems & Devices

  • Stability & Capacity Characteristics

  • Inspections

  • Fall Protection Requirements

  • Safe Operating Procedures

  • Parking & Shut Down

  • Fuels And Batteries

Phase 2 – Theory Evaluation

After completing the theory part of the training, participants will be required to undergo a knowledge review test that includes multiple-choice, true/false and essay-type questions. These tests are graded, returned to the trainees, and then reviewed to ensure proper retention of the information provided during the training. The knowledge review test is an essential aspect of the training process as it helps assess the effectiveness of the training in imparting knowledge to the participants. It also provides an opportunity for trainees to identify areas where they need further improvement and clarification.
A minimum score of 70% is required to pass.

NOTE: Anyone with known difficulties in English / written-based tests must be accompanied by an interpreter or consult us about any difficulties that may arise.

Phase 3 – Practical Training

Trainees are shown the pre-use inspection, machine controls and safe operating procedures and then given the opportunity to practice under the helpful eye of the program trainer.

Phase 4 – Practical Evaluation

Trainees are assessed as having reached a minimum skill level and then individually evaluated using the equipment in a series of skill-reinforcing scenarios. Following the evaluation, trainees are debriefed about their performance and then given the opportunity to address any issues they may have. Each trainee’s records will be handed to the employer (or trainee) after completion of the program.

  • Workbook

  • Supplementary Handouts

  • Wallet Card Certification (upon successful completion)


The program takes part in a classroom for theory learning, but participation in the field is vital to successful completion. Participants are required to bring all site-required PPE, including :

  • Steel toed work boots
  • High visibility vest
  • Hard hat (if required)
  • Any other PPE required by the workplace
  • Harnesses are provided, but if participants are more comfortable using/bringing their own, they are encouraged to do so.

NOTE: Because previous training is hard to judge from one training company to another, re-certification courses will only be made available to individuals able to present proof of previous training from Clockwork Safety & Equipment Training or another widely credible source. In-house training at a previous employer will NOT suffice.