A white truck with a crane on it's back.

Vehicle Mounted Aerial Lift (Bucket Trucks)

Course Overview:

Vehicle mounted aerial lifts are mounted on trucks or vans and are often referred to as bucket trucks, cherry pickers, or, in some areas, boom trucks. They are most commonly used along public roads and highways by public works and road maintenance crews or utility companies. Vehicle mounted aerial lifts have made it safer and easier to lift personnel and their tools to great heights. If used correctly, this equipment provides quick and safe access to work areas that at one time could only be reached from scaffolding or a crane’s man basket.

In this online course you will learn about the setup and safe operation of vehicle mounted aerial lifts. More specifically, you will be introduced to aerial lifts and common ways that they are used. This course will also cover the anatomy of the equipment, the importance of pre-shift inspections, stability and safe operation principles, and how to avoid common hazards associated with aerial lift operation. By the end of this course you should have information that will increase your knowledge and help to make you a better operator.

I-CAB Recognized Course

This content developer is recognized by the International Competency Assessment Board (I-CAB) for its expertise in this subject matter and is listed as a competency development resource for I-CAB assessment participants.

Online Course Topics

  • Types of aerial lifts
  • Inspections and records
  • Anatomy
  • Stability and load charts
  • Critical lifts
  • Common hazards
  • Rigging considerations
  • Safe operation guidelines
  • Hand signals

Course Duration

Approximately 90 minutes

Online Assessment

Testing conducted in this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. You are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.