Safety First LTD



Genie Boom Lift Course

Any Genie Boom or Zoom Boom operators must complete Working At Height training that is required by law! Due to the motorizing platform being raised vertically all machinists are at high risk and must be properly trained working at height. A Genie Boom (or Zoom Boom) is a motorized vehicle with a platform and safety rails that can move around a job site area to gain entrance to work areas that are out of reach. Come to our North York training location to complete this course or we come to your job site anywhere in Toronto, Vaughan, Markham, Scarborough, Mississauga, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Ajax and Oshawa.

$150 per person
(Contact us to inquire about the group rate).


Genie Boom Training Course

Course Description

DURATION: 4-8 hours, depends on experience.
REQUIREMENTS: Required Working At Height Training completed, safety boots.
CERTIFICATE: Aerial Work Platforms Type: Zoom Boom.

This course provides in-depth training for Genie Boom or Zoom Boom lift operators according to the Government of Canada standards. Students receive theory and practical instruction on the safe operation of machinery, applicable Health and Safety Act requirements, Ministry of Labour Regulations, accident prevention, safe handling of materials, loads and stability, and operational controls. Understanding travel restraint systems and options for equipment are also discussed.

A travel restraint system must be worn and attached to the engineered anchor point on the platform if workers are on platform when it is moved horizontally or vertically. This guideline recommends the use of a full body harness at all times when working on a platform.

Students must complete and pass a theory test and a test on practical skills to attain certification. Re-certification every three years is recommended; re-certification takes approximately 3.5 hours.

Course Outline

  • Recognizing and avoiding hazards when using a genie boom lifts
  • Legislation controls aerial lifts
  • Expectation of a competent operator
  • Personal protective equipment during the the operations
  • Types of fall protection systems for aerial work platforms
  • Safety standards of a power-operated elevating work platform
  • Requirements of an operator of an elevating work platform
  • Hazards associated with aerial lifts
  • Pre-start inspection of vehicle and lift components
  • Fall protection, overhead protection and stability
  • Safety measures while operating lifts