Aerial work platforms provide a temporary work space as an alternative to ladders or scaffolding. They can be used to perform inspections, maintenance, or repairs.

The vast majority of accidents related to aerial work platforms, approximately 90%, are caused by inappropriate behavior on the part of the operator. Through this online training, the operator will be informed about the safety rules and compliance with all prescribed operating procedures for the efficient and safe operation of a boom or a scissor lift platform.

Target Audience

All workers who may use a Boom or Scissor Lift.


  • Identify aerial work platform types
  • Describe requirements for equipment and controls
  • List considerations to take before operating an aerial work platform
  • List safe work practices
  • Recognize existing hazards of aerial work platforms

Course Content

  • Types of aerial work platforms
  • Equipment requirements
  • Controls
  • Preparation
  • Safe work practices
  • Hazards overview
  • Overturning
  • Falling
  • Collisions
  • Electrical shock
  • General precautions

Pedagogical Approach

Training based on high-quality, realistic 3D simulations allows learners to clearly visualize risk situations and applicable solutions. Many interactions are included throughout the course to ensure the learners’ participation and understanding.


Exam requiring a mark of 85% to pass


20 minutes

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