Target Audience:

En-Safe (1992) Aerial Lift (MEWP) training is primarily targeted for workers operating aerial lifts, and for workers acting as spotters. Aerial lifts are also commonly referred to as a Scissor Lift, Boom Lift, PEWP, EWP, AWP, or by a manufacturer name (e.g. Skyjack, Genie, JLG etc.).

The course is designed to include theory (less than 25%), hands-on practical, and application to both the theory and practical. Training can be customized to include policies, procedures, and/or equipment specific to your organization.

Typical job site and operator hazards are included, as well as an unconscious operator rescue simulation. If combined with Working at Heights training, there are several simulations.

The Aerial Lift used for the practical is required to have a valid annual inspection.

ETS offers other levels of Aerial Lift training, for any business solution. For other alternatives, please go to SafetyABC.


  • Stand-alone course typically 8 hours
    • Refer to SafetyABC for other alternatives
  • Class of equipment can be combined (e.g. scissor and boom lift)
  • Combined with Working at Heights, typically 2 days in total

Design Criteria that may apply:

In addition to applicable legislation and CSA-Z1001 (Occupational health and safety training) and ANSI® Z490.1 (ANSI Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training):

  • CSA-B354.7-17 Mobile elevating work platforms – Safety principles, inspection, maintenance and operation
  • CSCSA-B354.8-17 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training
  • CSA-B354.2-01 Standard – Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms
  • CSA-B354.4-02 Standard – Self-Propelled Boom Supported Elevating Work Platforms
  • CSA-B354.1-04 Standard – Portable Elevating Work Platforms
  • ANSI/SIA A92.6 – 2006 Standard – Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms


Is there a pre-requisite required?

Yes, participants are required to have appropriate Working at Heights training. Also, participants are required to demonstrate the operation of a lift. For those that have Acrophobia (afraid of heights), they are welcomed, however the documentation will only qualify them to act as a spotter.

Is the training transferable from Employer to Employer?

No, En-Safe (1992) training is not intended to be transferable from employer to employer. Training is also typically tailored to participants needs.

Does the training qualify the participant to operate any Aerial Lift?

No, the participants wallet card and certificate will identify the CSA standard that is applicable. The class is dependent on what equipment and what the hands-on practical is conducted on. Post-training application instruction may be required, even for equipment in the same class. Post-training application instruction is clearly communicated to participants, and what is required to be completed.

I thought the training duration was only 15 to 30 minutes, an hour, 2 hour etc.?

En-Safe (1992) conducts defensible training to meet the applicable Standards. It is not a legislative requirement to meet any of the CSA-B354 series of standards with respect to training requirements, however we strongly recommend to do so. For alternatives, refer to SafetyABC.

Is the training acknowledged in other jurisdictions?

Since, the training does meet the CSA-B354 series of standards, the training could be supplemented with post-training application instruction, applicable to the appropriate legislative jurisdiction, delivered by a Competent Person. Some restrictions may apply. Also, the training meets the requirements of the applicable ISO Standards.

How long is the training valid for?

There is a 3 year recommended expiry.

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