Sideboom Operator

Become a competent entry-level sideboom operator


Sidebooms are heavy pieces of equipment and are built for the unique task of carrying and laying pipe, often in tandem with other sidebooms. Without proper training in the specifics of sideboom operation, novice operators may find themselves in hazardous situations.

This online Sideboom Operator course is designed to help you become a competent entry-level operator who understands and practices industry safety standards when operating a hydraulic sideboom. This course presents essential theory that must be supported by comprehensive hands-on training, competency testing, and review of applicable legislation before sideboom operation is undertaken.


  • The major parts of a sideboom and their functions
  • The attributes of a good operator
  • The differences between types of sideboom inspections
  • Proper start-up procedures
  • Sideboom hand signals
  • Strategies for safely working on slopes
  • Proper shutdown procedures for normal and emergency situations
  • Common sideboom hazards
  • Hoisting and rigging equipment
  • Centre of gravity
  • Load weight calculations
  • Load charts
  • Field Level Hazard Assessments
  • Safe work practice forms

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 90 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.