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A Complete Guide on Boom Certifications

If you are a MEWP operator or own a construction or building maintenance company, then you may be looking at boom certifications for yourself or your staff to complete so that they are able to operate a boom lift. It is a legal requirement that those operating a boom lift have been appropriately trained and authorised to use a boom lift, following OSHA regulations. 

Here at Cherry Picker, we offer a range of training courses including two boom-specific MEWP courses. We understand how important it is to have safe working practices when working at a height, and that keeping yourself and/or your employees safe is vital. We are passionate about helping businesses and individuals to get trained in the most efficient and cost-effective manner and with our new Online Training Platform, it is straightforward. It allows seamless self-paced learning and assessments, and you can monitor your employee’s progress on their course. 

If you’d like to learn more about boom certifications and courses we offer at Cherry Picker, below is an insightful guide.

What is a Boom Lift?

A boom lift for those that don’t know, is a type of aerial lift that lets your workers have access to high, hard-to-reach areas. There are two types of boom lifts – articulating boom lifts and telescopic boom lifts, and they allow for a much higher reach than scissor lifts. They also offer a brilliant range of motion and their outreach capabilities mean they can be used to lift up, over and down for extra difficult places to reach. The boom refers to the arm-like piece that connects from the platform to a grounded base. 

Who are Boom Training Certifications for?

Training certifications are designed for the operators of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and those also looking to renew their operator licences for the respective categories; for example, scissors lift, telescopic and articulated booms.  

Without the correct training in using boom lifts, you could have a serious workplace accident. As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that your workers are following OSHA regulations and are fully trained in the machinery and equipment that they will be operating. Your employers are not legally able to operate booms with the correct training. 

Boom Certifications at Cherry Picker

At Cherry Picker, we offer a Standard MEWP + Static Boom Training Course, as well as an extended Standard MEWP + Static Boom + Safety Harness Training Course on our new online training platform. Both courses are both blended learning, with a combination of online theory followed by an in-person practical assessment. Both of our boom certifications cover;

  • Legislation and the types and the use of MEWPs
  • Hazards accidents associated with using MEWPs
  • Daily pre-use checks, safety precautions and maintenance requirements
  • Harness in MEWP
  • Positioning, raising and lowering the MEWP safely
  • Covers self-propelled booms (3B), Mobile Vertical (3A) and Static Boom (1B)

We provide full certification tickets once you have completed your training, and they will be valid for three years. You can sign up at any time that suits you, and start studying your theory work immediately. Both of our boom courses take approximately an hour to complete and are fully trainer-led. 

You can now complete all of your theory work fully online and you will only need to book your practical assessment at our office, which is located just outside of Ashbourne in Co. Meath. This practical assessment will take only 30 minutes to complete, so you won’t have to spend much time away from work. We even offer practical assessments on Saturday mornings, making it really convenient to complete this essential part of the training. 

Book your Boom Training Course with Cherry Picker Today

If you’d like to book your boom certification course with Cherry Picker, visit our Training Course Website and book your spot online. Our Standard MEWP (3A) + (3B) Course is €160 per person, our Standard MEWP + Static Boom Course is €190 per person and our Standard MEWP + Safety Harness Course is €190 per person. We also offer a comprehensive Standard MEWP + Static Boom + Safety Harness Training Course for €220.

If you would like to speak with us regarding our courses, or any of the courses that we offer at Cherry Picker feel free to email our team at or give us a call on 0818 228 229 and our team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.