Elevated Work Platform (OSSA)

This course will soon be replaced with a new course from Energy Safety Canada™ (ESC).  In the meantime, any certificates issued for the OSSA course will be valid for 3 years.

Elevating Work Platforms are sometimes referred to as Aerial work platforms and man-lifts. The OSSA course requires the student to have practical time on  boom lift. 


Students must have current Fall Protection certification.

Program Intent

This training is for those who plan on working at an oil sands specific work site. Otherwise, Western Canada Fire & First Aid Inc. (WCFF) offers an Occupation Health & Safety (OH&S) compliant Elevated Work Platform course.

WCFF offers iSafety  Ltd. OSSA certified Elevated Work Platforms course.

This 8 hour course is facilitated by WCFF’s experienced instructors who adhere to established guidelines in order to maintain current status as an instructor.

Upon successful completion of the OSSA EWP course, the learner will be able to demonstrate an awareness of the purpose, function and basic concepts of operation of work platforms. The course theory will contain basic operational principles for both the vertical aerial platform (scissor lift) and the boom-supported aerial platform. The 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 the boom lift through a predetermined course. Theoretical training includes OSSA, OH&S, C.S.A. and A.N.S.I. legislation. This course is available at Western Canada Fire & First Aid’s training facility in Edmonton, Alberta or onsite at your location for a minimum number of students.

Please note: 

If you will be working in the oil sands, we recommend you take both the Fall Protection (ESC) and Elevated Work Platform (ESC) course.

Who Should Attend OSSA Elevated Work Platforms?

All persons who operate an elevated work platform (EWP) and work on sites that require elevated work platform training to be OSSA certified.

OSSA Elevated Work Platforms Course Content

Under the direction of an experienced and qualified instructor the successful learner will complete a formal course of instruction that includes both the theory of operation and hands on training with a boom lift.
The learner will operate the EWP for a sufficient period of time to demonstrate proficiency in the actual operation of the EWP and will obtain a certificate after successfully passing a comprehensive examination on the subject matter listed below:
•    Responsibilities, manufacturers operating manuals, manufacturers requirements, federal, provincial regulations, employer and jobsite policies and procedures
•    Types of elevated work platforms
•    Safety before operation
•    Starting and testing
•    Safety during operation
•    Travel safety
•    Maintenance
•    Hazard identification
•    Written review
•    Pre-operational inspection
•    Function test
•    Work area and path of travel inspection
•    Actual operation of unit.

Course Duration: Approximately 8 hours

Add-on Available: Students can be certified in the scissor lift for an additional charge.

To view all upcoming courses and register online, please click here.

Related Courses:
Elevated Work Platform (OH&S Compliant)
Fall Protection
Fall Protection Basic Rescue

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