Note: Does not include reference to live work or tree trimming applications.
The Vehicle-Mounted Aerial Work Platform Training program consists of a classroom training session and a practical training session. All participants must pass both sessions to become certified. Successful participants receive a wallet certificate of achievement. In Canada, CSA C225-00 Vehicle-Mounted Aerial Devices is a National Standards of Canada standard as shown in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Construction Projects.
Vehicle-Mounted Aerial Work Platform (Bucket Truck) Training Program Objectives:
Participants will learn the safe operating requirements associated with Vehicle-Mounted Aerial Work Platforms (Bucket Trucks). The training is intended to reduce the risk of injury to workers and damage to equipment, product and buildings.
- Legal requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
- Requirements of Canadian Standards Association Code C225-00 Vehicle-Mounted Aerial Devices
- Pre-shift inspection of the vehicle-mounted aerial work platforms
- Precautions for lifting, lowering, and moving
- Personal protective equipment including fall arrest systems
- Operation of the vehicle-mounted aerial work platforms
- Safe operating practices
- The lifting capacity
- Use of emergency controls
- Theory and practical tests
Suggested Participants For Certification:
Operators of vehicle-mounted aerial work platforms (bucket trucks), supervisors, group leaders, and health & safety committee members.
Two hours of bucket truck theory training in groups of 25 (maximum) and one hour of practical training in groups of 4.
Bucket Truck Commonly Asked Questions:
Who conducts Bucket Truck Certification?
Our instructors not only understand the requirements of current legislation but understand the everyday issues and concerns of the operators. Their focus is doing everything they possibly can to prevent accidents at your facilities.
Where does the training take place?
We will conduct vehicle-mounted aerial platform truck training anywhere in North America. It is advisable that operators be trained on the equipment they are assigned to use. Use of platforms and buckets with different capacities, or different maneuverability etc. does little to ensure safe use of the equipment at your plants or job sites.. Practical testing is based on the conditions at your plant or work site.
How often do operators of vehicle-mounted aerial devices have to train in Canada?
CSA C225-00 Vehicle-Mounted Aerial Devices requires that only qualified personnel, who have been trained regarding the inspection, application, and operation of aerial devices, including the recognition and avoidance of hazards associated with the operation, shall operate an aerial device. Retraining of operators shall take place when so directed by the user (i.e. employer, owner, dealer, installer, lessor, or operator) based on the user’s observation and evaluation of the operator.