Aerial Work Platform – Train the Trainer

  • Course Location: SSM
    Class Size: 12 maximum
    Course Duration: 2 days – Classroom and Practical
    $1,499 per person: $500 for each additional student per company

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     Course Description

    AWPThis course will go into great depth in regards to training aerial work platform (AWP) trainers to become competent instructors. This course will teach participants the skills required to train adult learners. This program will begin teaching participants the same program an AWP participant would learn to ensure potential trainers have a solid working knowledge of the aerial work platform; this includes a written and practical skill assessment to validate training competencies. Participants are than expected to spend up to 30 minutes teaching the AWP course to the other participants to ensure they become comfortable instructing this course at their workplace.

    SSM has also introduced student response technology into the AWP training for a more interactive experience. Safety Services Manitoba’s aerial work platform training provides students with the most current legislative information including the CAN/CSA-B354.4-02 (R2013). Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    This training is generic and covers all scissor lifts, zoom booms and articulating platform lifts.

     Learning Outcomes

    DAY 1

      • AWP Design Types

      • Operator Qualifications and Responsibilities

      • Safe Operating Procedures

      • Aerial Work Platform Components

      • Battery Charging and Refueling

      • Pre-operational Inspections

    • Fall Protection Basics

    Practical Evaluation – Participants will each drive the AWP through a course set up by the instructor to test driving abilities.

    DAY 2

      • Instructional Techniques

      • Participant to instruct a portion of the AWP course (determined by SSM Instructor)

    • Participant to instruct and evaluate practical use of the AWP


    Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act

    Further duties of employer
    4(2) without limiting the generality of an employer’s duty under subsection (1), every employer shall

    (b) Provide to all his workers such information, instruction, training, supervision and facilities to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all his workers;

    (c) Ensure that all his workers, and particularly his supervisors, foremen, charge hands or similar persons, are acquainted with any safety or Health hazards which may be encountered by the workers in the course of their service, and that workers are familiar with the use of all devices or equipment provided for their protection;

    (h) Ensure that all of the employer’s workers are supervised by a person who
    (i) is competent, because of knowledge, training or experience, to ensure that work is performed in a safe manner.