A Crane Mechanic (Limited Scope, Non-commercial Lift) designation allows the mechanic to operate a crane in the role of mechanic on behalf of an employer. The designation is restricted to that role and does not allow commercial lifts to be made. The employer is responsible for all lifts. Full details are available on the Crane […]
The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), and specifically Chapter Seven – Labour Mobility, outlines the directives aimed to eliminate or reduce measures adopted, or maintained by Canadian jurisdictions, that restrict or impair labour mobility within Canada. “…in particular to enable any worker certified for an occupation by a regulatory authority of one party to be […]
Updated Crane Operator Standards for all BC crane classifications will become available through the first six months of 2017. The updates have been a result of the national harmonization initiative for Mobile Crane and for Tower Crane operators. Mobile Crane and Tower Crane Operator Standards are the first to be reviewed and reissued and are […]
BC Crane Safety has announced its intention to have the crane operator scheme in British Columbia accredited to ISO 17024 Conformity assessment — General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons. BC Crane Safety has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Occupational Council of Canada to begin the audit process in early 2017.
BC Crane Safety has adopted the Compliance Verification Model. This model translates into fewer barriers, lower overall costs, streamlined administration, greater mobility, easier match to other jurisdictions, alternate paths to certification, flexible training alternatives, and access to alternate careers.
Did you know that as a BC Crane Operator you have a SkillRecord profile which includes a mobile logbook? Your crane operator logbook is available to you as an app for IOS or Android, or online. It allows you to record your daily activity, upload photos, get sign-offs, and show others what you can operate […]
National harmonization has resulted in the following changes for BC The new Mobile Crane Operator trade with Red Seal endorsement, as issued by the ITA, now includes Lattice Friction, Lattice Hydraulic, and Mobile Hydraulic Unlimited. BC crane operator designations have new names. There is now a Crane Mechanic (Limited Scope, Non-commercial Lift) designation. For further information […]
The European Crane Operator Licence Committee invited BC Crane Safety and the National Occupational Council of Canada to participate in their working committee meeting on September 19, 2016 in Amsterdam as they work to create the common baseline for an EU Mobile Crane Operator Licence. The vision is a common baseline standard for the European […]
BC Crane Safety is now a member of the International Compliance Verification System (ICVS), administered in Canada by the National Occupational Council of Canada (Natoc). BC recognizes more crane operator credentials than any other jurisdiction in Canada. Currently, thirteen Canadian jurisdictions, the USA, and Ireland are recognized. Crane operators can work in BC based on […]
ESTA, the European association for abnormal road transport and mobile cranes, is creating a European Crane Operator Licence (ECOL). The project is on schedule and moving forward. Click here for the full article.