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Safe scissor operation

Pat Lipscombe of Occupational Safety Group will train attendees on all aspects of scissor lift safety in this free, hands on, four-hour program.


February 23, 2016
By Pat Lipscombe

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Course participants will receive a record of training recognized by provincial labour authorities confirmed they are trained in scissor lift operation. By the end of the day participants will be able to:

  • Identify hazards associated with scissor lifts
  • Demonstrate the proper use of controls
  • Complete a pre-operational inspection
  • Explain safe operating procedures
  • Demonstrate proper shutdown and park procedures
  • Discuss fuel source hazards

Course outline

Introduction

  • Aerial work platforms used widely
  • Highly versatile and hazardous
  • Operators are responsible for operating safely

Objectives

  • Identify hazards associated with scissor lifts
  • Identify proper use of controls
  • Complete a pre-operational inspection
  • Discuss safe operating procedures
  • Demonstrate proper shutdown and park procedures
  • Explain fuel source hazards
  • Types of scissor lifts
  • Self propelled elevated work platforms (scissor lifts)

Hazard Identification

  • Electrocution hazards
  • Tip over hazards
  • Fall hazards
  • Collision hazards
  • Crushing hazards
  • Personal injury hazards
  • Battery hazards
  • Propane, gas and diesel hazards

Legislation and standards

  • CSA Standards that apply
  • CAN/CSA-B354.1- Portable Elevating Work Platforms
  • CAN/CSA-B354.2- Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms

Devices and operating controls

  • Self propelled elevated work platforms (scissor lifts)
  • Control mechanisms – self propelled elevated work platform controls (scissor lift)
  • Ground controls
  • Platform controls

Pre-operational inspections

  • Operator responsibility
  • Purpose of inspections
  • Recording
  • What do you do if deficiencies are identified?
  • Visual inspection – self propelled elevating work platforms (scissor lift)
  • Operators’ manual in the platform
  • Operational inspection – self propelled elevating work platforms (scissor lift)

Driving and braking

  • Forward driving
  • Braking
  • Reverse driving

Safe operation, park position and shutdown

  • Safe operation-general
  • Hazards may have to be avoided/considered including
  • Operational safety precautions
  • Park position

Safe fueling

  • Gasoline and diesel
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
  • Battery
  • Proper personal protective equipment

Course summary and test
Practical driving test

About Occupational Safety Group
Focused on providing relevant and accessible health and safety compliance training and consulting, OSG is one of the leading private health and safety providers in Canada.

About Haulotte
Free scissor lift training at the Canadian Rental Mart is made possible by Haulotte. Haulotte is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of trailer-mounted boom lifts and light-weight self-propelled boom lifts, along with selected models of electric scissor lifts and telescopic booms.

Cancellation policy
Due to the high level of interest in the training courses, spots in the sessions will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who do not attend their registered session will be invoiced the course fee of $250 per registered spot. This policy is in place to encourage course registrants to attend the session and take full advantage of the trainers time and the course’s capacity.


March 8
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Rental Mart show floor, Toronto Congress Centre
Presented by: Occupational Safety Group and Haulotte
Cost: No charge. First come, first served. Limited space available.
Register: canadianrentalmart.com > Training


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