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Hydraulic Aerial Equipment

Program Description

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

Basic hydraulic theory, coupled with a thorough understanding of safe operating practices, stability ratings, and load charts is of the utmost importance in preventing injuries, equipment damage, abuse, and subsequent lost time. Classroom and field sessions in this program increase the participants’ awareness of all aspects of hydraulic equipment. Participants are required to bring their own CSA approved head, eye, hearing and foot protection, leather gloves, traffic vest, suitable clothing for outside work. The participant will not be permitted to participate in the course if they do not bring the noted personal protective equipment and tools.


Program Content

  • Interpretation of relevant regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Identification of equipment and stability ratings
  • Introduction to the theory of hydraulics
  • Overview of hydraulic systems used in utility vehicles
  • Use of manufacturers’ current manuals
  • Study of IHSA's Hydraulics Safe Practice Guide
  • Field practice on insulated aerial devices

Who Should Attend?

Personnel who operate or maintain hydraulic equipment.


A one-day overview program is available on request.

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
2 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

City: Any
Region: Any

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