Surrey Bucket Truck Training - The Vehicle-Mounted Aerial Work Platform or likewise called bucket truck training program is intended to decrease the possibility of incident and personal injury when working in close proximity or with bucket trucks by efficiently training qualified operators. An aerial lift device is whichever vehicle-mounted device, articulating or telescoping, or both, that is used to position workers to reach locations that will otherwise be inaccessible. Aerial lift devices are used in order to elevate personnel to above-ground work locations.
The program aims to provide operators with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and training materials needed in order to efficiently and safely operate vehicle-mounted aerial work platforms.
The program has two parts: a hands-on session and a classroom training session. In order to become certified, participants should 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 comprise articulating boom platforms, extensible boom platforms, vertical towers, aerial ladders and aerial ladder trucks and any combination of these devices. Aerial lift devices are usually constructed with wood, metal, fiberglass, reinforced plastic or other materials.
Articulating boom platform: has two or more hinged boom sections.
Extensible boom platform: has either a telescopic boom or an extensible boom.
Platform: part of the aerial device that is designed to carry staff.
Mobile unit: any aerial device along with its components like vehicle and related equipment.
Employers have the responsibility to ensure their employee receive right training before operating aerial devices. Employees should make sure they also obtain the required training and that they do not operate lift devices if they are not authorized to do so. Employees should ensure that they have on the correct protective equipment while working from the platform.
Course content comprises operation of the vehicle-mounted aerial work platform, pre-shift inspection, safe operating practices, use of emergency controls, lifting capacity, and administering theory and practical tests. Operators will know rules under the local and federal regulations.