WorkSafeBC introduces new crane safety initiatives for 2020

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ECOL Newsletter

Click here for the latest issue of the European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) newsletter.

Day of Mourning

Join WorkSafeBC in a moment of silence online on April 28 at 10:30 a.m. to remember the 140 B.C. workers who died last year from a workplace injury or disease.

Visit on the day to watch a commemorative video recognizing those we’ve lost.

WorkSafeBC – Employer Payment of 2020 Premiums

WorkSafeBC is postponing the payment deadline for Q1 2020, in light of the uncertainty and challenges many employers are facing during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

Click here for more details.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Guidelines

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation requires employers to ensure that a professional engineer provides annual certification that the following types of equipment are safe for use:

  • Vehicle-mounted elevating work platforms
  • Self-propelled boom-supported elevating work platforms
  • Mobile cranes
  • Aerial firefighting devices

The OHS Regulation states that inspections of these types of equipment must be in accordance with “good engineering practice.”

To help employers and engineers better understand what “good engineering practice” entails, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) has recently released a new resource, Certification of Annual Equipment Inspections In BC – Professional Practice Guideline.

COVID-19 Resources – Safe Work Practices

The following links contain recommended BC Crane Safety COVID-19 Safe Work Practices developed based on practices developed by our colleagues in sectors involved in crane operations.

BC Crane Safety shares these practices for the benefit of employers, contractors and workers who use, erect, climb and disassemble all types of cranes. If you have any further questions, please access any of the links contained in the Safe Work Practices.

Click here for more recommended COVID-19 resources.