Bucket Truck Training Grande Prairie - The bucket truck training program is a program that is intended to efficiently train operators who are qualified so they can decrease the chance of personal injury and incident while working in close proximity to or with bucket trucks or vehicle-mounted aerial work platform. An aerial lift device refers to whichever vehicle-mounted device, articulating or telescoping, or both, that is used to position employees to reach spots which will otherwise be not accessible. Aerial lift devices are used to elevate workers to above-ground work sites.
The objective of the program is to provide operators with the knowledge, skills, training materials and abilities necessary to be able to learn to operate vehicle-mounted aerial work platforms effectively and safely.
The program comprises a classroom training session and a hands-on training session. To be able to become certified, participants need to be successful in both components. A full-size certificate and a wallet-size certificate will be given upon completion of the program.
Kinds of lifts comprise extensible boom platforms, articulating boom platforms, vertical towers, aerial ladders and aerial ladder trucks and any combination of these devices. Aerial lift devices are usually made of metal, wood, fiberglass, reinforced plastic or other materials.
Articulating boom platform: has two or more hinged boom parts.
Extensible boom platform: has a telescopic or extensible boom.
Platform: the component of an aerial device which is designed to carry staff.
Mobile unit: any aerial device together with its components like for example vehicle and related equipment.
Workers who work with aerial devices have the responsibility of making certain that they are properly trained and authorized. Employees should ensure that individuals who are not trained and authorized do not make use of lift devices. Employees should make sure that they wear the right protective equipment if working from the platform.
The course content used in the bucket truck training program comprises the operation of the vehicle-mounted aerial work platform, safe operating practices, pre-shift inspections, use of emergency controls, lifting capacity, and administering practical and theory tests. Operators will learn legal requirements under the local and federal regulations.