Become a boom operator


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Boom in façade work

We offer courses for aerial work platforms and scissor lift operators. We expect students to: 

  • age of majority, 
  • basic education, 
  • medical certificate of fitness for work. 

Once enrolled on the course, each participant receives a package of self-study materials and support in completing the documentation for enrolling in the UDT exam. 

The training starts with a lecture section, where the programme includes introducing the trainee to: 

  • occupational safety, 
  • types and construction of uprights, 
  • operator responsibilities, 
  • equipment instructions, 
  • principles of proper handling, 
  • replacement of parts and fluids, 
  • electrical, hydraulic and mechanical parts of the equipment, 
  • the handling of faults, 
  • technical documentation. 

The next part of the course is practice. On the manoeuvring area, the trainee learns how to apply the knowledge he or she has acquired to work with the equipment. Everything takes place under the watchful eye of the instructor, who is happy to share his own experiences. 

On completion of the training course, the trainee takes the UDT state examination. This consists of a written test and a practical task. The UDT examination board supervises the proper conduct of the examination. 

After successfully passing the exam, the trainee receives an UDT qualification and a certificate of completion of training as an aerial work platform or scissor lift operator. UDT qualifications are valid for 5 or 10 years, depending on the type of mobile platform.  


Maintenance of a monument by means of a skip

Aerial work platforms are mobile lifts, also known as ski lifts. They are characterised by a basket that is used to lift the operator, enabling him to work at heights. The ease of control of these machines allows them to remain safe and comfortable to work with. Their operation and maintenance require specialised authorisations issued by the Office of Technical Inspection. 

Application of upscaling: 

  • repair and maintenance work, 
  • construction work, 
  • installation work, 
  • industry, 
  • Energy, 
  • gardening work. 

Types of aerial work platforms: 

  • Articulated booms - these are electric or diesel powered; electric booms have non-marking wheels, allowing them to work in buildings; they can be navigated in aisles, between warehouse racks and over production lines; diesel ones will work well on difficult terrain. 
  • Mast platforms - they are characterised by their dimensions, which make them suitable for narrow spaces, e.g. between shelves; they are light and manoeuvrable; some of them can be transported by a passenger lift; they have a side overhang and a rotating tower; electric ones have non-marking wheels; they are suitable for production halls, warehouses, shopping centres and other industrial facilities. 
  • Trailer-mounted platforms - suitable for ground with limited load-bearing capacity; small and lightweight; some have an electric generator; suitable for cleaning façades or gutters, production halls, cleaning windows or helping on a film set, for example. 
  • Telescopic lifts - are the best solution for jobs that require a horizontal swing; those that have a combustion engine have four-wheel drive (off-road), a powerful engine and a swing axle; they work well on unpaved ground. 


Aerial work platform operator

Scissor lifts are devices that enable work at heights. They are characterised by a scissor lift that allows for height adjustment. They are suitable for work on buildings or in the energy sector. 

With regard to the type of drive, scissor lifts are divided into: 

  • Diesel lifts - have a high-pressure engine, used for outdoor work on difficult ground, have a high lifting capacity and platform dimensions (even over 1 tonne). They reach heights of 10 to about 18 metres. 
  • Electric lifts - as the most commonly used, they are designed for indoor work on paved ground; they can reach heights of 5 to 18 metres.  

We provide preparatory training for UDT and TDT examinations for technical equipment, such as: 

  • forklift trucks,  
  • cranes,  
  • tower cranes,  
  • stationary cranes,  
  • HDS cranes,  
  • deck cranes,  
  • floating cranes,  
  • railway cranes and on railway vehicles,  
  • rail-mounted cranes,  
  • winches and hoists,  
  • freight lifts,  
  • ship lifts,  
  • stacker cranes,  
  • linkage cranes,  
  • stackers,  
  • container handling equipment,  
  • cableways,  
  • platforms and mobile platforms with power units in ferry ports,  
  • portable tanks,  
  • and many others. 

The most popular questions

What types of training do you provide?

We provide open and closed training courses (these, held by appointment with the client for the date and location of the course). We provide training throughout Poland.   

What requirements do you have to meet as a trainee?

Prospective trainees are expected to be of legal age, have a basic education (minimum) and be able to work as a lift operator/maintenance technician.

What does a scissor lift and basket lift maintainer do?

The maintenance man carries out initial and periodic inspections. In addition to this, he repairs faults, upgrades equipment and maintains to prevent breakdowns.  

What does the training programme for a boom operator include?

The course curriculum for the boom operator course covers health and safety and operator responsibilities, instruction, types and construction of equipment, principles of correct operation and technical documentation of the boom. 

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