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Canada Aerial Lift Safety

Online Training Certification Course

OHS Safety Standards

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This online certification course covers the division of responsibilities among owners, supervisors, and workers. It details aerial lift hazards, as well as worksite conditions that increase the risk of accident and injury, such as uneven surfaces, overloading, mechanical defects, and improper or inadvertent device operation.

Aerial lifts are used in numerous industries due to their versatility and mobility. These devices provide platforms to complete work that is out of the reach of other equipment, but they can be dangerous if not used correctly. Aerial lift training addresses operating procedures, associated hazards, and safe work practices for operating aerial lifts and working on elevated work platforms.

This course is for:
Anyone who works with aerial lifts must receive aerial lift certification. This includes, but is not limited to, drivers, workers, and supervisors. This online training course meets the requirements set forth by Canada's Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

Case Study: A laborer was operating a boom lift on a construction site to move scaffolding from a 90-foot ledge to the ground. As he moved between platforms with the scaffolding materials in the basket, he was pinned between the control panel and a support beam. He was unable to reach the controls to free himself due to the scaffolding material stacked in the basket. He was pronounced dead at the scene due to asphyxiation.

It was later determined that:

  • The victim had not received proper training on the machine before operating it unsupervised.
  • The victim's supervisor had not received proper training on the machine.
  • There was no policy in place at the company to ensure that employees receive safety training.

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Governing Regulations

There are 14 jurisdictions in Canada - 1 federal, 10 provincial, and 3 territorial. Each jurisdiction has its own health and safety legislation. The Canada Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations are the federal legislation enabled by the Canada Labour Code. Regulations for the operating and safety requirements of mobile scaffolds can be found in the CSA Standards for self-propelled elevating work platforms: B354.2. The Canada Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations also establish standards for operating aerial lifts. In addition, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) regulations apply and are mentioned throughout the course.

OHS has also created the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act), which is a document that outlines workers' rights and responsibilities, including the right to stop work that is deemed hazardous or unsafe.OHS also lists the penalties and enforcement techniques to be used if these guidelines are not followed.

To supplement the overarching regulations created by OHS, individual provinces and territories often set their own regulations (in accordance with federal bodies) specific to their needs. Before implementing aerial lift training, ensure that you are familiar with the regulations specific to your province or territory.

What You'll Learn

    Course Objectives
    Introduction to Aerial Lift Safety
    Aerial Lift Fatalities and Injuries
    Safety Factors and Requirements
  • Rated Work Load and Material Requirements
  • Proof Test
  • Ductile and Nonductile Materials
  • Stability
  • Fueling and Battery Charging
  • Elevated Driving and Snagged Platform Requirements
    Manufacturer Criteria
  • Interlock Requirements
  • System Protection-Unintended Platform Motion
  • Power System
  • Brakes
  • Welding Standards, Electrical System, and Quality Control
    Classification of Hazards
    Uneven Surfaces
  • Slope Warning
  • Obstructions or Holes
  • Surface Stability, Slope, and Grade
  • Outriggers
  • Brakes and Wheel Chocks
  • Fall Protection
  • Guardrails
  • Working Outside or Above Aerial lift Railings
  • Three-Point Contact for Safety
  • Load Limits
  • Use for Transport of Materials
  • Electrocution
  • Insulated Components
  • Contact with Overhead Wires
  • Power Tools
  • Overextension
  • Emergency Stops
    Nearby Work
  • Nearby Work
  • Falling Objects
  • Crushing/Pinching in Aerial Lift Mechanisms
    Inclement Weather/Hazardous Atmosphere
  • Wind Stability
  • Snow or Ice on Platform and Hazardous Atmosphere
    Inexperience/Improper Operation
  • Untrained Workers
  • Operator Training
  • Workers Riding on Lifts
    Mechanical Defects and Maintenance
  • Inspection and Maintenance Records
  • Inspections-Workplace Inspection Criteria
  • Inspections-Daily
  • Inspections-Periodic
  • Inspections-Annual
  • Inspections-Structural
  • Defective Aerial lift
  • Safety Procedure After Mechanical Failure
  • Prohibition of Alterations/Overrides
  • Maintenance
  • Operator's Manual
    Inadvertent Operation
  • Controls
  • Position of Controls
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that require operation of an aerial lift device. According to OHS Safety Standards for Aerial Lifts, employees working with and around aerial lifts must receive initial and refresher safety training.

To ensure compliance with OHS safety training standards, aerial lift training must be conducted when changes at the worksite present new hazards, changes in the type of equipment present new hazards, and when inadequacies in an affected employee's work indicate the need for additional training. This online certification meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Adam D Verified
Canada Aerial Lift Safety

well made and easy to understand each topic.

Norman H Verified
Canada Aerial Lift Safety

I really appreciate the way it is all explained. I also appreciate the simplicity but detailed information making it easy to remember and call back to mind.

Reynaldo T Verified
Canada Aerial Lift Safety

I like the online course and easy to navigate and understanding, keep the good work. I got a recommendation on scissors lifts, with box extensions, when they are not clean, example, welders, drywalling, wall mud, and tools left behind, prevents the extension to extend or extract because of debris close to the tracks or underneath, sometimes it comes off place. Letting you know because of experience, even if is clean or clean by new operators. Keep up the good work

Ashtn N Verified
Canada Aerial Lift Safety

The course was excellent, and had lots of important information that is always good to know.



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