Scissor Lift Operator Training

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  • Scissor Lift Operator - Workplace Training BC
  • Scissor Lift Operator - Workplace Training BC
  • Scissor Lift Operator - Workplace Training BC

Target Audience
Novice or Experienced Operators. Site Specific and On Site Training Available.
Learning Outcomes

  • To Comprehend Scissor Lift Fundamentals and Regulations
  • To Understand Methods of Eliminating Hazards
  • To Identify the Components of a Scissor Lift
  • To Understand Equipment Specifications, Limitations, Care, Inspection & Safe Operation
  • To Understand Methods of Proper Planning for a Lift


  • WorkSafeBC Rules, Regulations and Requirements
  • Ariel Work Platform Classifications
  • Scissor Lift Components and their Functions
  • Pre-Shift Inspections
  • Stability Characteristics
  • Platform Extension Precautions
  • Operator Controls
  • Worksite inspections
  • Steering, Maneuvering and Travel
  • Shutdown Procedures
  • Flammable and Refueling Hazards
  • Battery Maintenance Hazards
  • Overall Safety, Maintenance and Care of the Machine

Required Time

  • 8 Hour Course – Theory and Practical
  • Recertification Dependent on Class Size 4hrs (approx.)

Skills and Knowledge

  • Theory (Require 80% for Pass)
  • Student Demonstration (Require 80% for Pass)

Understand The Following

  • Rules, Regulations and Standards Governing the Safe Operations of a Scissor Lift
  • Understand Scissor Lift Components and their Functions
  • Maneuvering and Steering Characteristics and Capabilities
  • Scissor Lift Stability and the Forces that Can Affect the Overall Stability of the Unit
  • Complete and Document a Pre-Shift Inspection
  • Operation and Driving Hazards
  • Battery Maintenance and Care Precautions
  • Re-Fueling Precautions
  • Overall Care and Maintenance

Delivery Method

  • Theory – Manuals, PowerPoint, & Videos
  • Practical – Student Demonstration and Assessment

This Course Follows WorkSafeBC Regulations and the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations (OHSR). Also, Including Canadian Standard Association (CSA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Visit

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