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For more information on the Crane Operator Certification process, go to Certification and Training
Attention All Operators of Mobile Cranes, Tower Cranes, Self-Erect Cranes, and Boom Trucks
Critical Deadline - February 28th, 2011
Crane operators must have a valid operator's certificate by February 28, 2011. WorkSafe Bulletin WS 2010-06.
Questions & Answers: Crane Operator CertificationThis Q&A document provides answers to common questions regarding how the new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (effective July 1, 2007) affects crane operators.
Guideline G14.34.1 Operator Certification
Types of Cranes
Pictorial list of cranes which require certified crane operators.
* PDF (608 KB)
Crane Competency Profile Charts
The following Competency Profile Charts have been designed to assist you and your company to meet the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation section 14.34.1 Operator certification.
Crane Operator Registration
The BC Association for Crane Safety needs the information to help crane operators meet new regulations announced January 12, 2007. As a crane operator in British Columbia, you must meet certification requirements by July 1, 2008. Registration is the first step and must be returned to BCACS by July 1, 2007.
Source: BCACS (BC Association for Crane Safety)
Registration Form PDF (38 KB)
Notice to Anyone Who Operates a Crane
A WorkSafe Bulletin advising crane operators how to be in compliance with the OHS Regulation on and after July 1, 2007.
* WorkSafe Bulletin
Reaching new heights (WorkSafe Magazine, March/April 2007)
"Certification requirements will help ensure crane operators have the qualifications they need to keep themselves - and others - safe.".
* PDF (247 KB)
WorkSafeBC News Release dated January 12, 2007
"On July 1, 2007 WorkSafeBC will begin to enforce a Regulation requiring all operators of boom, tower, and mobile cranes in B.C. to hold a certificate proving competency. The Regulation, proclaimed January 1, 2007, gives current and new operators six months to move through the assessment process."
Read the full news release and related documents.
Read the campaign outline.
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BCCSA Courses -- A Key Part of Due Diligence!
How do you educate yourself about safety and avoid injuries and costly WorkSafeBC penalties?
The BCCSA has organized affordable, standardized and recognized training available for Owners/Senior Managers; Supervisors; and Workers. All training courses were selected or developed by a Technical Advisory Committee made up of Construction Industry leaders.
COR is a new safety training program developed in cooperation with WorkSafeBC. It provides expert, consistent safety training for BC's construction workers, supervisors, and owners. Some construction companies may qualify for up to a 15% rebate on their WorkSafeBC premiums upon completion of the COR program.
Read more about the WorkSafeBC Partners Program.
The BC Construction Safety Alliance is a COR Certifying Partner Agency in the WorkSafeBC Partners Program.
The BC Construction Safety Alliance offers courses for the following:
BCIT's School of Health Sciences offers a variety of Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) training options. Options include a part-time and full-time certificate program, diploma program and specialty programs.
See the WorkSafe Magazine article: Flexible Training Options for the Construction Industry for more information about construction specific courses.
"The School of Construction and the Environment offers certificates, diplomas, and bachelor's and master's degrees that lead to careers as skilled tradespersons, technicians, technologists, professional engineers, and managers. The focus on applied education and hands-on training, as well as industry partnerships, results in programs that are relevant, current, and that produce graduates who are truly job-ready."
CCOHS is offering an e-Learning course Personal Protective Equipment: The Basics. The course provides a practical introduction to the most common types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used to protect against common workplace hazards, such as chemicals, noise and mechanical injury. The basics of PPE are covered, including practical tips for safe use, PPE programs, limitations and legal responsibilities. The target audience for the course includes: workers, managers, and supervisors working in an industrial setting, on construction or demolition sites, and in the forestry and mining industries, as well as Health and safety committee members in these sectors.