Note: Elevating Work Platforms are sometimes referred to as Aerial work platforms and man-lifts. WCFF provides practical time on both the scissor lift and the boom lift.
Powered Mobile Equipment (PME) training courses provided by Western Canada Fire & First Aid follow the guidelines and principles outlined in Part 19 of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code as well as those established by the Canadian Standards Association and recommendations by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). The PME programs cover the basic knowledge and skill requirements for the safe operation of the equipment and their attachments.
Training is offered at Western Canada Fire & First Aid’s training center in Edmonton, Alberta or onsite at your location with a minimum number of students. Courses can be customized to meet the requirements necessary to operate specific equipment. Please contact us for more details.
Elevated Work Platform (OSSA)
This 8-hour course will contain basic operational principles for both the vertical aerial platform (scissor lift) and the boom-supported aerial platform. The scissor lift and boom lift will be available for students to use during the practical portion of the instruction. To receive the elevated work platform certification, participants must successfully navigate through a predetermined course on both machines.
Skilled Operator Certification
The skilled EWP operator is one who has at least 100 hours of recent experience on a EWP. This course is intended for experienced operators requiring certification in order to meet their legislative requirements. The focus of the program is to ensure the operator understands the basic knowledge and skills necessary to operate the EWP in a safe manner.
New Operator Training
Western Canada Fire & First Aid considers a new operator as one who does not have at least 100 hours of recent experience operating a EWP. This course is intended to give a new operator the basic knowledge and skills necessary to operate the EWP in a safe manner. In addition to the theory portion, this one-day course offers approximately 6 hours of practical experience using the EWP. It prepares the new operator to successfully complete the requirements necessary to be certified as a EWP operator.