Cranes are among the largest pieces of equipment used on a worksite. In B.C., crane operators must have certification that's acceptable to WorkSafeBC in order to operate cranes in any of the three general crane categories (boom trucks, mobiles, and tower cranes).
See the following resources and links for information on working safely with and around cranes.
Ensure crane operators are qualified and competent to operate a specific machine
This bulletin examines the factors that contributed to a recent load-failure incident and gives an overview of the competencies that crane operators need to demonstrate.
Mobile Crane Failures: Why Maintenance and Inspections Are Critical
When crane inspection or maintenance is skipped or isn't thorough, critical parts can fail, with devastating effects.
Mobile crane requirements for planning and operation - Plan the lift, and lift to the plan
Every mobile crane lift is potentially hazardous and must be planned and carried out safely, according to the requirements of the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.