Safety First LTD



Scissor Lift Course

It is important for all workers at the job site to receive an appropriate training to operate scissor lifts. This training is required a working at height certificate as a prerequisite to the course. The course can be completed in our training facility located in North York. Our instructors are mobile and can teach at your job-site location around the Greater Toronto Area in Scarborough, Mississauga, Vaughan, Markham. We also come to Brampton, Maple, Richmond Hill, Aurora and Oshawa.

$100 per person
(Contact us to inquire about the group rate).


Scissor Lift Training Course

Course Description

DURATION: 4-8 hours, depends on experience.
REQUIREMENTS: Required Working At Height Training completed, safety boots.
CERTIFICATE: Scissor Lifts Training CSA B354.1, CSA B354.2 & CSA B354.4.

This course provides detailed training for machine operators that operates scissor lifts at the workplace. Students receive theory and practical instruction on the safe operation of scissor lift machinery, applicable Health and Safety Act requirements, Ministry of Labour Regulations, accident prevention, safe handling of materials, loads and stability, and operational controls. Our course training is covering operation of Scissor Lifts and Aerial Boomlifts including Straight Mast (Telescoping Boom) and Articulating (Knuckle) Boom.

During the course the 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 will complete a test on theory 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

  • Relevant legislation and fundamental safety guidelines, rules and safety codes
  • Operator training and responsibilities
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Equipment inspections, hazard assessment and emergency procedures
  • Aerial lift and aerial work platform equipment information
  • OSHA and CSA regulations
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Job planning and risk management
  • Safe machine operation