Competent operators must be familiar with equipment hazards, dangers and applicable legislation. They must be knowledgeable and have training on the specific equipment that they will be operating.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss applicable legislation
- Identify hazards specific to the environment and equipment
- Perform pre-shift inspections
- Follow safe operating procedures
- Safely mount and dismount the equipment
- Explain the basics of hoisting and rigging
- Explain the basics of rescue
Participant’s Manual, test, a record of attendance, and a wall certificate.
Bucket truck operators, supervisors, JHSC members, and safety representatives
Reg. for Industrial Establishments s. 51.(2)
Upon completion of the theory portion of the program, a hands-on practical evaluation is required to complete certification. Our theory course is set to run approximately 1 day. Times may vary as a result of the different styles of equipment, and numbers of participants. If the theory portion of the course is completed early, the instructor will complete as many evaluations as possible within the allotted time frame.
A $100/person charge applies for each evaluation. If additional evaluations are required for different types of lifting devices, then a charge of $50/person/lifting device will apply. Additional charges will apply if lifting device evaluations are required outside the 519, 548 and 226; 416, 437 and 647; and 289, 365 and 905 area codes. OSG recommends that practical evaluations be completed within 90 days of completing the theory portion of the program.
In order for evaluations to be completed, the following conditions must be met:
- Lifting device scheduling confirmation received in advance
- The participant has a minimum of 1-day practical experience on each piece of equipment he/she will be operating
- Equipment is in good working order and annual equipment certification has been completed.