Boom Lift


May 02, 2018


Clemson University

202 Hugo Drive

Seneca, SC


Course Description:

This training provides a classroom presentation, written test, hands-on practice and skills testing session. The classroom portion focuses on key information needed for safe operation of an aerial boomlift. The hands-on portion provides the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment under the direct observation and coaching of our professional instructors. Operator skills will be evaluated using industry standards. The training is not make or model specific but covers concepts common to most types of aerial boomlifts.

Upon completion of this training program, you will be knowledgeable and demonstrate proficiency in:

  • aerial boomlift basics,
  • rules and regulations,
  • types,
  • main parts and their functions,
  • safety systems,
  • pre-use inspection,
  • safe operating procedures,
  • limitations, hazards and controls.

This training program focuses on the needs of the “end user,” and upon successful completion, will earn an operator’s certificate and receive a wallet card.

A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the theory test.

Course Instructor: Michael Kirkland

Michael graduated from the University South Carolina of Aiken, in 2011 with a degree in Marketing and gained experience in many different fields along the way. Michael was in front of key customers at every position, which he vastly enjoys.

Michael started with United Rentals, in 2015, as an Inside Sales Representative. He then became a Certified Evaluator for the Augusta, GA branch and trained many local customers and employees. Michael recently decided to make training a full time job, being certified to train on Aerial Boomlift, Scissor Lift, Counterbalance Forklift, Rough Terrain Forklift, Excavator, Backhoe Loader, Skid Steer, Front End Loader, Fall Protection and First Aid/CPR. He is always looking forward to helping customers understand how to safely operate the equipment and skills that United Rentals & United Academy offer.


Class registration is from 8:00-8:30am.  The class will begin at 8:30.  Lunch will be provided.  We should adjourn around 4:00.

Who Should Attend:

Equipment operators, laborers, road crews, and supervisors, will find this course beneficial.
Please bring a fall protection harness for the hands-on evaluation section of the course.

Course Fee:

The registration fee for the workshop is $175.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $100.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.

Payment Policy:

Payment must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the workshop.  If your registration payment is not received by then, you will not be guaranteed your slot in the class.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $35 processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 24 hours before the training.  No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.

If you have any questions regarding workshop registration please contact Brittany Wirtz at 864-656-4383 or bwirtz@clemson.edu.