Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (ESC)

This Energy Safety Canada™ (ESC) course replaces the former OSSA-approved Elevated Work Platform course.

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

Western Canada Fire & First Aid Inc. instructors are trained and certified by Energy Safety Canada (ESC) to deliver, on ESC’s behalf, this End User program.

Prerequisite

Students must have current ESC Fall Protection or OSSA 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.

This 8 hour course provides basic operator training for working with a boom lift or Type 3, Group B Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) as outlined in CSA B354.7:17. Participants discuss the fundamentals of assessing the job scope and understanding workplace requirements and hazards. Participants also engage in hands-on training activities, including a field level hazard assessment, pre-use equipment inspection and basic operation of a MEWP. While this basic course can be used as part of a worker’s competency assessment, the employer must designate a worker as a “competent person” based on specific tasks assigned.

Upon successful completion of  this course, participants receive a certificate of completion that is valid for three years.

Please note: Students are required to BRING and PRESENT GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION and must be PROFICIENT IN ENGLISH.  Students must BRING and PRESENT CURRENT OSSA or ESC FALL PROTECTION CERTIFICATION.

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

Who Should Attend the Mobile Elevating Work Platforms course?

All persons who operate a boom lift or Type 3, Group B Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP).

Mobile Elevating 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 MEWP for a sufficient period of time to demonstrate proficiency in the actual operation of the MEWP and will obtain a certificate after successfully passing a comprehensive examination on the subject matter listed below:
•    Operators Responsibilities
•    Managing Hazards
•    Rescue Planning
•    MEWP Capabilities
•    MEWP Selection
•    Pre-Use Inspections
•   Operation and Stowing

Course Duration: Approximately 8 hours

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.

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