Aerial Work Platform (MEWP) Operator Safety Training

Each course meets all local government regulations and industry standards and all trainers have been certified. Training courses includes classroom and practical (hands-on) segments, review/recap of materials discussed, question & answer periods and a written evaluation. Upon successful completion, each participant receives a certificate and record of training.

Training can be conducted at our on-site multimedia facilities or at individual worksites. Customized courses to meet individual company needs are available upon request. All material covered in this course can be specifically tailored to include any or all of the equipment as listed.


 

 

  

 

Length of Course: approximately 8 hours

 

“A worker who operates an elevating work platform shall, before using it for the first time, be given oral and written instruction on the operation and be trained to operate that class of elevating work platform."

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Purpose:

To train operators (new or experienced) on all aspects of the safe operation of Telescopic & Articulating Booms, On-Slab/Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts and Push Around Aerial Work Platforms

In Class Topics Include:
  • Introduction and Importance of Training

  • The Operator: Attitude, Rules and Guidelines, Authorization

  • Video Presentation

  • Safety Rules and Potential Hazards

  • Review of CSA and Occupational Health and Safety Act

Practical Training Topics Include:
  • Safety Equipment
  • Workplace Inspection
  • Pre-operational Inspection
  • Function Test Checklist
  • Operator's Manual
  • Daily Maintenance
  • Trainees Proficiency Demonstration
Top 4 Causes of Fatalities & Injuries  
  • Electrocutions
  • Tip-overs of the Platforms
  • Entrapment
  • Mechanical Failures
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At Equipment World Inc., the health and well-being of you, and our staff, is paramount.

Please review the following requirements and guidelines:

All people attending training must complete the Ministry of Health’s Self-Assessment https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ prior to arriving for the training class.

You will be required to sign a Covid-19 Attestation Form before you arrive and must be forwarded to the applicable training dept before being granted access.

If you answer yes to any of the questions on the assessment, please do not attend the training (you may also be denied entrance to our facility) Also, if at any time during the training, you exhibit any cold or flu like symptoms, you will be asked to leave and re-schedule. We also encourage you to contact your Public Health Unit or Medical Practitioner and follow their guidance.

Class sizes will be limited to 4 people plus the instructor. (class sizes will be reviewed and modified based on recommendations from local health units and the Ontario government)

Please bring your own personal protective equipment (PPE) (ie dust mask, respirator, face shield or other face covering, gloves etc) They are not mandatory but will not be supplied for students

Equipment World will not be supplying coffee or snacks. You may bring your own personal refreshments, which are not to be shared.

Do not bring any personal Fall Protection Equipment with you for Working at Heights Training. We will have clean equipment for you to use during the course.

All mobile equipment that will be used during the practical driving tests will be cleaned and sanitized before you use it.

Please follow designated pathways when exiting the building if you want to go outside for breaks. While outside, maintain groups of no more than 5 people and physical distancing of at least 2 metres

Please arrive at Equipment World at least 15 minutes before the start of training.

Please wait outside the designated entry door and wait for your trainer to escort you into the building. Remember to practice physical distancing of at least 2 metres.

While in the training room maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres.

Hand washing/sanitizing is available in all training facilities. Please practice frequent hand washing/sanitizing during the session. Please follow recommended procedures as posted.