Bucket Truck Training Vancouver - The bucket truck training program is a program which is intended to efficiently train operators who are qualified so they could decrease the chance of personal injury and incident when working in close proximity to or with bucket trucks or also referred to as vehicle-mounted aerial work platform. An aerial lift device refers to whichever vehicle-mounted device, articulating or telescoping, or both, which is used to position workers to reach locations that would otherwise be not accessible. Aerial lift devices are utilized in order to elevate employees to above-ground work sites.
The objective of the program is to provide operators with the skills, knowledge, abilities, and training materials required to learn to operate vehicle-mounted aerial work platforms safely and effectively.
The program has two parts: a hands-on session and a classroom training session. To become certified, participants need to be successful in both parts. A wallet-size certificate and a full-size certificate would be issued upon completion of the program.
Types of lifts include extensible boom platforms, articulating boom platforms, vertical towers, aerial ladders and aerial ladder trucks and any combination of these devices. Aerial lift devices are often constructed with metal, wood, fiberglass, reinforced plastic or other materials.
Articulating boom platform: has at least 2 hinged boom parts.
Extensible boom platform: has an extensible or telescopic boom.
Platform: the part of an aerial device which is designed to carry employees.
Mobile unit: any aerial device together with its parts such as vehicle and related equipment.
Employees who work with aerial devices have the responsibility of making sure that they are correctly authorized and trained. Workers must ensure that people who are not trained and authorized do not make use of lift devices. Workers must ensure that they have on the correct protective equipment when working from the platform.
The course content utilized in the bucket truck training program includes operating the vehicle-mounted aerial work platform, pre-shift inspections, safe operating practices, lifting capacity, use of emergency controls, and administering practical and theory tests. Operators would be familiar with rules under the local and federal regulations.