Crane operators who want to work in BC must understand provincial health and safety regulations.
To operate a crane in BC, you will need to be able to:
Explain how the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) applies to crane operations in BC
describe the duties of employers, workers and supervisors stated in the Workers Compensation Act
describe the competencies needed for crane operators in BC.
This applies to boom truck, mobile and tower crane operators.
Here is some of the key information you will need to be familiar with.
Workers Compensation Act
You can see the full Workers Compensation Act here. It describes the occupational health and safety responsibilities of workers, employers and others in BC and explains how the compensation system works. Here is one essential section you need to be familiar with and understand:
BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) is enforced by WorkSafeBC. You can view the entire OHSR here. This also includes the OHSR Guidelines which give more detail about how each part is interpreted. Here are some of the main parts you will need to be familiar with and understand: