How safe is it working on an aerial platform?
Safety is always a priority on every job site. However, most accidents or equipment damage occur when operators neglect important safety procedures or do not fully understand how to operate their equipment properly. Therefore, it is imperative an AWP operator needs the adequate aerial work platform safety training. This comprehensive online aerial platform training course is one of Summa Safety & Environment College’s popular high quality online courses available today.

The following workplace safety statics are available for Canada and the USA.

Canada

  • The Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) released statics that showed that in 2017,  951 workplace fatalities were recorded in Canada, an increase of 46 from the previous year. Among these deaths were 23 young workers aged 15-24.
  • Now add to these fatalities the 251,508 accepted claims (an increase of 100,000 from the previous year) for lost work time due to work-related injuries or illness, including 31,441 from workers aged 15-24. The fact is these numbers are even greater, since these are only the, statistics reported and accepted by the compensation boards.
  • The most dangerous industry for workplace incidents in Canada is construction, with 22% of all fatalities, followed by manufacturing and government services.

US

  • In 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 5,250 fatal work injuries recorded, a 2 percent increase from the 5,147 in 2017. The fatal work injury rate remained unchanged at 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE).
  • Within these numbers, transportation related incidents remained the most frequent type of fatal event at 2,080, accounting for 40% of all work-related fatalities. Incidents involving contact with objects and equipment increased 13% (from 695 to 786), driven by a 39% increase in workers caught in running equipment or machinery and a 17 percent increase in workers struck by falling objects or equipment

Course Information

Working at heights is dangerous!  This online Aerial Work Platform certification course is focused on reducing the hazards related to straight telescoping boom, boom lifts articulating boom, and scissor lift type mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) by teaching you the basics of safe operating procedures.  Aerial lifts also include machinery such as scissor lifts, boom lifts, bucket-trucks, cherry pickers, and other mobile elevating equipment.

The main cause of aerial platform incidents is the unsafe operation of equipment. It is a requirement that all aerial lift operators receive adequate elevated work platform certification training. This online aerial platform course provides the fundamentals to support this need.  This knowledge will help reduce the risk of injury and to prevent the unsafe equipment operation. If this is not done, employees will get seriously injured or worse case, lose their lives, and companies will lose millions of dollars every year because of careless actions or inadequately trained operators.

This online aerial platform safety training course covers how to reduce risks related to straight telescoping, articulating, and scissor lift aerial platforms, by instructing on the fundamentals of safe operation procedures.

Throughout the course students are provided with access to: elevated work platform specific OHS requirements for every Canadian province and territory; a practical evaluation checklist; and easy-to-use instructions for evaluating operator competence on the machine.

A practical evaluation is required to complete the AWP certification process and can be performed by a supervisor or any other authorized personnel.

Aerial Platform Standards

This online AWP operator training course complies with the requirements for the theory-based training outlined in:

  • CSA standards B354.1, B354.2 and B354.4
    ANSI standards A92.3, A92.5 and A92.6

    Volume pricing is available.

Industry Course Recognition

Summa Safety & Environment College courses are the highest quality online courses available today.  Their courses, including this aerial platform certification course,  combines both HD video with cutting-edge video demonstrations, and machine animation. This course format increases learning retention while remaining entertaining and informative for students.

Modules Cover

  • Module 1: Operator Fundamentals
  • Module 2: Machine Fundamentals
  • Module 3: Pre-operational Inspections
  • Module 4: Safe Operation Guidelines
  • Module 5: Scissor Lifts

Course Standards

Duration Time: Approximately 4 hours

Passing Grade: Testing is conducted throughout the course designed to reinforce the information presented in this online course. Students are provided three attempts to complete the course to achieve a passing grade of 80% or greater.

Certificate: Upon successful completion of the competency assessment, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing. You can access your certificate through your online account.

Certificate Expiry: Valid for 3 years from the course completion date indicated on the certificate.

What Will I Learn?

  • Provincial and federal EWP-related legislation requirements for the machine, managers, employees, and employers
  • Hazards of machine
  • Most common EWP accidents and incidents
  • Types of EWPs
  • The operator’s manual importance
  • Safety decals
  • Machine controls components, and safe guards
  • Axles
  • Capacities and stability principles
  • Envelope management systems
  • Best machine choice
  • Pre-operational inspections
  • Function tests
  • Maintenance of machine
  • Hydraulic system dangers
  • Battery maintenance  and charging
  • Refuelling
  • Weather safety
  • Hazard assessment/mitigation
  • Planning for a rescue
  • Proper communication
  • PPE
  • Operating rules
  • Parking and shutting down procedures
  • Keeping track of records

This Course is For

Typically, aerial lift training is required for those working in warehouses or on construction projects. However, no matter what industry, anyone using aerial lifts/elevating work platforms must be properly trained before using the machinery. Improper use of aerial lifts can result in serious or fatal injuries.

System Requirements

This aerial platform certification course is universally compatible on computers and mobile devices. The course is created using standards that will allow the online course to play on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including smartphone and tablets.

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Includes

  • 4 hours on-demand (self-paced) course
  • Access on a computer and mobile device
  • Digital Certificate of Completion

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