Scissor Lift Certification

Typically a construction and maintenance unit designed only for the transport of people and small loads, scissor lifts or “aerial work platforms” are known for their maneuverability and ease of use. Our course covers the hazards associated with working at heights, machine grade-ability, fall protection and emergency descent procedures. These topics along with the core fundamentals and regulations of use are all covered in our on site scissor lift training course. Finally each participant will have to complete an operational test to acquire their scissor lift certification.

Course Outline

This course covers all apsects of the safe operation of scissor lifts. Upon completion, each participant will have a deep understanding of their aerial lift and its unique operating characteristics.

Topics Covered

  • OHS Regulations
  • Scissor Lift Fundamentals
  • Stability / Principles of Balance
  • Proper Maneuvering / Elevating
  • Pre-operational Inspection
  • Basic Fall Arrest
  • Proper Fueling / Charging Procedures


  • 8:00am Class Starts
    (Unless otherwise requested)
  • 8:00 - 11:30 Scissor Lift Theory
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Theory Test
  • 12:00 Lunch break.
  • 1:00 - 2:30 Practical Examination
    Experienced Operators
  • 2:30 - Practical Examination
    Novice Operators

All AFSC programs, including content and structure, meet or exceed all existing regulations and standards, including OSHA 29 (CFR 1910.178), Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2, plus Part II), Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, Canadian Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/86-304), WCB Alberta, CSA (B335-04) ANSI/ITSDF B56.1-2012