Vertical Lift Training & Certification
Whether you want vertical lift training and certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for vertical lift training?
What’s in the Vertical Lift Training Course?
Our vertical Lift Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on equipment and anatomy, maintenance and inspections, safe operations and stability, common hazards, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.
During this training, we will be taking a look at the functionality and components of vertical lifts in relation to both scissor lifts and boom lifts. As part of this training, we’ll show you why it’s important to conduct a thorough pre-shift inspection each day before using the equipment. You will also learn about machine stability and the importance of knowing the aerial lift’s capacity. We will also emphasize the importance of planning each job and setting up the machine and site properly to avoid hazards and obstacles around the worksite. Finally, you will learn about some of the common hazards associated with vertical lifts so you know how to recognize, avoid, or minimize them.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for vertical lifts lifts:
- Encompasses these Canada Standards
CAN/CSA B354.6:17 (DESIGN, CALCULATIONS, SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, AND TEST METHODS)
CAN/CSA B354.7:17 (SAFTETY PRINCIPLES, INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATION)
CAN/CSA B354.8:17 (OPERATOR [DRIVER] TRAINING)
CAN/CSA B354.5 (MAST CLIMBING)
CAN/CSA B354.6 (DESIGN)
CAN/CSA B354.7 (SAFE USE)
CAN/CSA B354.8 (TRAINING)
CAN/CSA C225 (VEHICLE MOUNTED AERIAL DEVICES)
CAN/CSA Z259 AND SUBSECTIONS (FALL PROTECTION, ARREST
CAN/CSA Z271 (SAFETY CODE FOR ELEVATING PLATFORMS
What is the vertical lift train the trainer course exactly?
The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in a CSA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
Why do I need vertical lift training?
In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.
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