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Training Courses | Machine Training CoursesBasic training: Working safely with aerial work platforms

Description and purpose of the training course

When using an aerial work platform, it is important for you to be familiar with the functions and operation of the machine. It is also important for you to be aware of all the possible risks.

After completing this training course, you will know how to use an aerial work platform safely and how you can limit the related risks.

This training also contributes to increasing the efficiency and reducing the number of machine malfunctions, and improves the safety awareness of the participants.


The training course consists of a theoretical and a practical component. You will apply the theory you have learnt directly in practice, which gives the course an interactive nature.
There is a hands-on competency test at the end of the training course. Our experienced and skilled instructors will ensure that you are fully prepared for taking the competency test.


The ‘working safely with an aerial work platform’ basic training meets the legal requirements for operating an aerial work platform in the Netherlands and Belgium. You will receive a digital certificate at the end of the training as proof of participation.

Some clients may demand an additional certification of training. For this, please refer to the internationally recognised IPAF - aerial work platform training course (suitable for participants with and without experience!)

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  • At your work site or in one of our training centres
  • Including competency test
  • Group or individual training

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  • Definition, types and models of aerial work platforms
  • Different drive motors
  • What type to use in which working conditions
  • Statutory provisions
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Daily maintenance
  • Safety precautions
  • Machine-specific component
  • Practical exercises on set track
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Practical information

  • Location: Group training at any location of your choice with an approved training room or at one of the Boels training centres.
  • Duration: 1 day - maximum 8 hours
  • Maximum group size: 6 participants
  • Admission requirements: The minimum age for taking this course is 18.
  • Certificates: In accordance with the Working Conditions Act (Arbo-wet / ARAB-codex)
  • Validity: 5 years

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