OSSA Elevated Work Platforms Course (adopted Fusion Safety Services program)

This program is for those who require the specific OSSA Certification designation. It includes all aerial work platforms.


Industrial Aerial Work Platform Course

Industrial aerial work platform courses are for those not requiring the OSSA designation. They can be either separate scissor lift or boom lift courses or they can be taken together as a combination course. All aerial work platform courses require valid fall protection certification as a pre-requisite.


Both OSSA and Industrial courses cover the following:
  • OH&S regulations and adopted standards (employer and employee obligations)
  • Injury and fatality statistics
  • Hazard assessment, elimination and controls and job planning
  • Choosing the right machine for the job
  • Machine main components, safety systems and inspections
  • Fall protection requirements
  • Machine stability
  • Safe operating techniques and considerations
  • Knowledge and skill evaluation


Bucket Truck Course

Course time: 4-6 hours


Theory Portion

  • Introductions
  • General Safety in the Workplace
      • Injuries and fatalities statistics
      • A discussion about why they happen
  • Legislation and Standards for Bucket Truck Use in the Workplace
      • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • Review of Equipment Components
      • Where they are, how they work and how to use them
  • Equipment Inspection
      • What to inspect and how to inspect the major components of the truck and aerial device
  • Workplace Hazards
      • A review of general and likely hazards encountered while using bucket trucks
      • A review of FLHAs and dealing with identified hazards
  • Safe Operational Considerations
  • Stability Concerns
      • Why things tip over
      • What causes or leads to Bucket Truck tip-overs
      • Prevention of tip-overs
  • Exam

Practical Evaluations

  • Pre-Use Inspection
      • Complete inspection using company inspection checklist
      • FLHA if required in the training area
  • Evaluation of Operators
      • Proper set-up
      • Proper use of all functions and controls including smoothness of operation
      • Proper shut down
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