Boom Lift Training & Certification
Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.
We Offer Three Types of Boom Lift Safety Trainings
Our regulation-aligned Boom Lift certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.
Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.Purchase Options
The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.Purchase Options
Train the Trainer
Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.Purchase Options
Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We send an instructor to your workplace (from Rexburg, Idaho), so travel expenses may apply. Because of this, onsite training is recommended for groups of five or more employees.Request a Quote
What’s in the Boom Lift Training Course?
Our Boom Lift safety training course is regulation-aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. The training course contains sections on anatomy, stability, safe operations, common hazards and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.
Boom Lift Certification Standards
Train the Trainer Certification
The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
Why Do I Need Boom Lift Safety Training?
In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, the standard in some instances (like forklifts) is very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.
Stay Informed On All Things Boom Lift
Did You Know?
There are two different types of boom lift arm, straight and knuckle.
The biggest cause of injury and death with boom lifts is contact with a powerline.
Half of the fatalities from falls and from the boom lift being struck by another object.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a boom lift used for?
A boom lift is used to lift workers so that they can access high areas.
At what wind speeds can you not operate a boom lift?
Though there are more factors to keep in mind than just wind, it is important not to operate a boom lift when there is excessive wind. This could cause it to tip over. Regulations say to avoid operating a boom lift or other aerial lift when the wind is stronger than 20 mph (32.2 kph).
Can you use a boom lift as a crane?
Unless your specific boom lift is equipped for rigging operations, you should never use a boom lift as a crane. They do not have the same lifting capacity or moving power. Even if your boom lift is equipped for rigging operations, it is important to keep the lifting capacity in mind before you lift anything.
Is a boom lift safer than a scissor lift?
Both scissor lifts and boom lifts have their hazards, so neither is safer than the other. Boom lifts can reach higher than scissor lifts, but they also move in more directions than just up and down, moving the center of gravity.