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AEWP/Scissor Lift


AEWP/Scissor Lift Training

General information on course

This workshop is designed for participants who have little or no working knowledge of operating an Aerial ScissorLift Work Platform. It is also designed to be a refresher course for experienced operators. You will learn how to work on and operate a scissor lift safely, while using effective fall protection systems to protect yourself and those you work around. Participants must successfully complete and pass both the theoretical and practical components of this course to receive their certification and record of training (ROT).


Can be a full day depending on the size of the group and participant interaction.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who supervises or operates a Scissorlift Elevated Work Platform on a construction site or in an industrial establishment.

*Note** Participants interested in attending this safety training program are required to show proof of valid Fall Protection Training to complete the practical component of this course.

Course components

Theoretical Component:

After successfully completing this portion of the course, participants will understand the:

  • The legislative requirements (Government Regulations, CSA Standards and Manufacturers’ Guidelines and Principles);
  • The duties and responsibilities of workplace stakeholders;
  • Pre-shift inspections;
  • Safe operating procedures, including the travel, raising, lowering and rotating (if applicable) of elevating devices;
  • Propane and battery handling techniques.

Practical Component:

To successfully pass this course, participants must demonstrate the following:

  • The capability to conduct a pre-shift inspection;
  • The ability to travel with, raise, lower and applicable functions of machine and rotate an elevating device;
  • A knowledge of general operating procedures.

By means of group discussion, case studies and one-on-one instruction, participants will gain the ability to apply what they learn in this course.

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The difference between a boom lift & scissors lift is the mechanism that is used to lift the platform, and as a consequence the application of the lifts. Boom lifts with their telescopic arms are able to go up, down, forwards, backwards. Scissor lifts on the other hand only go up and down. Scissor lifts also don’t go as high as boom lifts, so they have more limited applications. The advantage of scissor lifts is that they have larger platforms which can carry more workers and a greater volume of materials. Scissor lifts are very common for construction, sign hanging, and maintenance jobs across a variety of industries. If you or your employees require scissor lift training, contact Advanced Consulting & Training today.
While not all scissor lifts are the same, generally speaking they can go between 20 to 50 feet (approx. 6 to 15 meters) high. The typical range for a scissor lift is 32 feet to 40 feet high (approx 10 to 12 meters). This height is ideal for a wide variety of construction and maintenance projects.
In Canada, licenses for scissor lifts are not granted. Licenses are issued by the government, and the government does not issue licenses for scissor lifts. What is required is a certification to work on or around scissor lifts. In addition to scissor lift certifications, your employer is responsible for providing training and instruction on how to operate the specific brand and make of scissor lift used in the workplace along with the specific environments in which they will operate. If you or your employees require scissor lift certification, contact Advanced Consulting & Training today! We provide the training that you need.


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