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Boom Truck Operator Awareness

This online boom truck operator awareness training is designed to provide operators with the knowledge they need for safe operation. Content consists of procedures for proper safety inspections, maintenance guidelines, and how to read load charts. Upon completion of this course, operators will have a solid understanding of the theory behind boom truck operation.

Leavitt Machinery is recognized by the International Competency and Assessment Board (I-CAB) for their expertise in this subject. This ensures that all course content is relevant, up to date, and easy to understand.

While this course touches on some items related to rigging, it is recommended that operators also complete Rigging (Basic), Rigging (Intermediate) or Rigging and Slinging (Advanced) in conjunction with it.

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Online Boom Truck Course Topics

  • Hydraulic boom truck components.
  • Types of safety inspections.
  • Pre-lift hazard assessments.
  • Crane owner, operator, and supervisor responsibilities.
  • Reading load charts.
  • Net capacity and total load calculations.
  • Safe operating practices.
  • Outrigger usage.
  • Rigging.
  • Standard crane hand signals.

Boom Truck Operator Awareness Duration

This online boom truck course takes roughly 2 hours to complete. As an online course, it can be started, paused, and resumed as needed.

Assessment and Certification

Testing occurs at the end of this online boom truck course to reinforce the knowledge presented. Participants must achieve a mark of at least 80% on this test to pass. 2 additional attempts will be granted if this score is not obtained on the first attempt. Various materials can be accessed online to further reinforce the knowledge presented in this boom truck operator awareness course. Upon scoring at least 80%, a certificate of completion will be made available for printing.

Please note that some jurisdictions and operations require further practical training/examination to award full certification.

Universal Compatibility

This course is designed to function on any internet-capable Android, Windows, or Apple-based device. As a result, it can be started on a work computer, paused, and resumed later on a phone or tablet. This allows for flexibility that fits any schedule.

Select courses are also available with multiple language options. Take a look at the full list of courses we have available for Canada (English, Spanish, French) and the USA ( English, Spanish, French)!