OSSA Elevated Work Platform


Validity of certifications

  • 3-year expiry


  • Current Fall Protection certification
  • PPE for Practical Training
    • Site specific Personal Protective Equipment
    • Inspected harness

Equipment for the practical training

  • Equipment for the practical training needs to be supplied.  Equipment must be in safe working order and to pass pre-job inspection.  When equipment, due to unsafe conditions cannot be used, another needs to be available, or another practical training session to be organized.  It may cause additional expense for training.


  • 100% attendance, and minimum 80% mark for written knowledge evaluation, and successful accomplishment of practical component

Class Size

  • Minimum 6, Maximum 12

Course Duration

  • 6 hours in-class training
  • Practical components
    • 1 hour for pre-job inspection
    • 15-25 minutes per student for hands-on equipment awareness training (time per student depends on the type of the equipment)


6 hours in-class course covering OSSA Code of Practice for Elevated Work Platforms and Alberta legislation and safe operation of Elevated Work Platforms.  Hazard assessment, pre-job inspection, safety concerns and rescue procedures.  Upon completion of the course students will have a knowledge of different types of EWP’s, hazards associated with environment and operation.  Responsibilities of operators, proper pre-job inspection of equipment and when to lock equipment out due to the unsafe conditions.  Environmental hazards and safe operating techniques.


Practical component covers awareness of operating Elevated Work Platforms and students will not be certified for the operation of the equipment.  Please inquire about competency training of operators


Course Content

  • Legislation, regulatory requirements
  • Introduction to EWP
  • Choosing the right machine
  • Safety considerations
  • Inspections
  • EWP limitations
  • System components
  • Safety devices
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Work at heights rescue planning


Participants Materials

  • Student Book
  • OSSA Elevated Work Platforms certificate on accomplishment of the course


Competency operators training – inquire



780-983-0155, info@oscts.ca