Crane operators with credentials from other Canadian provinces, the United States, Ireland, and the United Kingdom can now apply for credential recognition. Once they are verified as compliant, their home jurisdiction credential will be recognized in British Columbia. Click here for more details.
Starting in January, 2018, BC Crane Safety will be updating all crane operator files. You may receive a phone call from us requesting personal information such as your email address, mailing address, employer, and date of birth. All calls will originate from the BC Crane Safety office. If you have any questions or concerns, please […]
Canada/European Union Crane Operator Credential MRA Project Moves Forward Click here for the trade release in English. Click here for the trade release in French.
The preliminary revision of Guideline G14.34.1 Operator certification was posted on the WorkSafeBC website on November 21, 2017. Click the link below for the complete guideline. “Crane operator certification is administered through the British Columbia Association for Crane Safety (BC Crane Safety). As the administrator, BC Crane Safety is responsible for the certification process; including […]
OSHA has issued a final rule to delay the deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified and competent to November 10, 2018. By delaying the deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year, and by extending the employer duty to ensure crane operators are competent until that […]
The European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) newsletter is now available. It includes information on the ECOL foundation and benefits of the licence. The newsletter is available in three languages: English French Spanish
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 […]
Practice questions for Level 1 are now available under Industry Resources on the website.
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 […]