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Canada Scissor Lift Safety

Online Training Certification Course

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Scissor lifts are work platforms that workers use to move vertically and complete work that is out of reach of other equipment. When not used properly, a scissor lift can present serious hazards to workers. Scissor lift safety depends on adequate training, considering equipment capabilities, and applying safe work practices.

This scissor lift certification training presents an overview of the safety standards for aerial, boom, and scissor lift operation. It provides explanations of the various OHS lifting requirements, as well as Province and Territory specific regulations. Course content includes hazard identification, avoidance, and control, in addition to practical information on safe work practices.

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

Available languages: 100+ languages - translation provided by Google Translate (Select Language bottom of page)

Case Study: A window washer was repositioning a self-propelled scissor lift using the controls on the platform. The platform was fully extended. The lift was equipped with an operational tilt sensor that automatically lowers the operator's lift platform when the tilt exceeds three degrees in any direction. The operator drove the lift onto an eight-degree slope. However, the wires leading to the tilt sensor had been intentionally disconnected, leaving the window washer without any tilt protection.

The scissor lift flipped sideways, throwing the window washer to the ground and killing him.

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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. OHS scissor lift training is covered in CSA B354.2. 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 a scissor lift training program, ensure that you are familiar with the regulations specific to your province or territory.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Scissor Lift Safety
    Scissor 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
  • Outriggers
  • Brakes and Wheel Chocks
  • Fall Protection
  • Guardrails
  • Working Outside or Above Scissor 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 Scissor 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 Scissor 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 may expose them to scissor lift hazards. Employees working with and around scissor lifts must receive scissor lift training.

To ensure compliance with OHS safety training standards, training must be conducted periodically in order to ensure competency. 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.

Erick C Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

Excelente curso, muy comprensible y práctico.

Peter H Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

I found the course to be very informitive about CSA regulations related to scissor lifts. An overall good course for workers new to operating and working off scissor lifts.

Dave W Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

Good course!

Maenette B Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

This course is very helpful in refreshing safety using scissor lift.

Ian S Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

Easy to understand Course.

Dean S Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

Very informative course. Would like to see examples of different type of symbols on the controls panel. This would help a lot. Thank you

Jonathan C Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

Todo esta genial bien para evitar accidentes

Unomasa K Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

was very educational i enjoyed it

Paul H Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

I appreciated the feature that allowed me to turn off the audio if I wanted to read at my own pace.

James G Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

The course was effective and clear. Teaches the safe operation of lifts on construction sites.

John G Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

This was a very good process to go through. I feel qualified to now work with an experienced supervisor to practise and apply the knowledge and skills presented in this training course. Thank you.

Marty W Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

Great online course. Well explained and easy to follow.

Gurpreet S Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

This course is very interesting to do. I am very happy that i did this course from my heart.

Cory E Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

It was very amazing and showed me a lot of great safety procurers.

Stephen K Verified
Canada Scissor Lift Safety

Very great course.



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