Sideboom Operator

Become a competent entry-level sideboom operator

Sideboom Operator

Sideboom Operation

Online Training Course

What are Sidebooms?

Sidebooms are large, cumbersome pieces of machinery that are specifically designed to carry and lay pipe, frequently in tandem with other sidebooms. Novice operators may find themselves in dangerous situations if they lack the proper training in the specifics of sideboom operation.

With this online safety course, you can feel confident that your partners or employees will have the best training to stay safe on the job when operating Sidebooms. When participants of this course receive their certificate they can clearly display that they received some of the best training available.

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Course Overview

Course Overview

This Sideboom Operator course is designed to cover the basics of safe, effective equipment use including aspects of Sideboom operation such as:

  • The Major Parts of a Sideboom and their Functions
  • Hoisting and Rigging Equipment
  • Load Weight Calculations
  • The Differences Between Types of Sideboom Inspections
  • Proper Shutdown Procedures for Normal and Emergency 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.

That is why this online course will train you to identify common hazard scenarios and will cover tips and techniques for a variety of topics such as:

    ✔ The Attributes of a Good Operator

    ✔ Common Sideboom Hazards

    ✔ Proper Start-up Procedures

    ✔ Sideboom Hand Signals

    ✔ Strategies for Safely Working on Slopes

    ✔ Centre of Gravity

    ✔ Load Charts

    ✔ Field Level Hazard Assessments

The completion time of this course is roughly an hour and a half, which include practical exercises and testing. The passing score is 80%, and participants earn a 3-year certificate that can be downloaded. Virtual proctoring may be available for an additional fee.

Universally Compatible

This Ground Disturbance online 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.

Ground Disturbance Level 201


Average Completion Time

The average completion time is 1 hour. Individual times will vary depending how long is spent on each module.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is included to reinforce the training. You are allowed three attempts to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be safely stored on your account and is available to download & print.

How We Help

At BIS, we take great pride in how we can positively impact others on a global scale. We create engaging online safety modules to ensure the safety of our customers and clients, and tailor the modules to fit our clients' needs. Keeping each other safe is a critical responsibility that makes a large impact on the organizations that we work with. We take pride in our ability to cultivate a positive, safe and healthy work environment.

What We Do

Our organization is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and innovation, and we stand by our core values: Compassion, Humility, and Integrity. We believe that a positive and supportive work environment is essential for the success of our business and the well-being of our employees. Compassion and Inclusivity is at the core of our culture. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Collaboration is another key element of our culture. We believe that working together as a team, leads to better outcomes and a more fulfilling work experience. We encourage open communication, active listening, and constructive feedback, and we support our employees in sharing ideas and taking ownership of their work. Finally, we embrace innovation as a driving force behind our success.

At BIS, our culture is centered around our commitment to client satisfaction, employee empowerment, and collaborative innovation. We strive to create an environment where everyone can contribute their unique superpowers and perspectives.

Who We Are

We are a growing technology company based out of Sherwood Park, Alberta. We provide a
compliance and learning management software for the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) professional Our software, BIStrainer, is a cloud-based application which includes tens of thousands of training courses for any user, we can build and modify courses to meet the needs of any field user and we have a state-of-the-art program to help our clients organize their training information and needs.

Our Company was established in 2006 and we now have over 2 million active users and over 1,100 company clients and partners who rely on BIStrainer for their health and safety programs.