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 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
Field Level Hazard Assessments
Safe work practice forms
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.
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.