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Boom Truck

Competent Operator


  • Boom truck operators operate and maintain truck mounted crane devices that can be mounted on a turret, incorporate a power drum and wire rope, have a boom capable of swinging and booming up and down, and may have a telescopic or articulating boom.
  • Typical training would include 2-3 days of in class theory followed by a written exam. The 3-4 days will include practical training on pre- trip inspection, operation and communication followed by an exam.
  • Training is customized to the type of equipment and service application.
  • Upon completion the employer will receive copies of the certificates and participants will receive a wallet card certificate.
  • A two day refresher course is also offered with proof fo prior training. The training includes more advanced rigging calculations and operation instruction as well as a practical component.


Course Content

All WTTI training includes the following: Occupational Health & Safety and Industry Standards, Communication Signals, Working with High Voltage, Wire Rope, Rigging Hardware, Sling Applications, Calculating Load Weights, Parts of Line and Sling Angle Calculations.

Specific Course Content is:

  1. Personal Protection Equipment
  2. Boom Truck Terminology.
  3. Types of Boom Trucks.
  4. Boom Truck Components
  5. Conditions Affecting Capacity
  6. Pre-Inspection & Operation
  7. Setup
  8. Model Specific Load Charts

What People are Saying

Lots of great information to take into the work field.

Jorie Dull

Instructor explained information well and took time to encourage questions.

R Kriewaldt

The instructor was an actual field operator and could relate real life to the course.

Stu Yamish