The Provincial Crane Inspection Team was formed in 2008 with a primary focus on safe erection, inspection, and operation of tower cranes in B.C. The team is committed to inspecting every one of the estimated 300 tower cranes erected and operating in the province.
The secondary focus includes inspection of the following construction equipment:
- Mobile cranes
- Boom trucks
- Sign trucks
- Elevating work platforms
- Concrete pump trucks
- Overhead cranes and gantries
- Rigging and below the hook lifting devices
- Marine and foundation equipment
The goals of the 2018–2020 Crane Initiative are to:
- Identify and eliminate specific tower crane and construction equipment hazards and unsafe work practices that have the potential to cause serious injury, death, or catastrophic equipment failure.
We will work with industry and their stakeholders — including the BC Association of Crane Safety — to ensure consistent understanding of tower crane and construction equipment erection, operation, inspection, and maintenance hazards with respect to being in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
What employers can do
Our Cranes pages provide resources and information on how to understand and address some of the health and safety issues we’ll be focusing on with our inspections and initiatives.