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.