Entries by Robert Aitken

Cranes and Mobile Equipment Inspectional Approach

WorkSafeBC is developing a Cranes and Mobile Equipment Inspectional Approach, including a guide for officers, to employ a risk-based approach to worksite inspections: Ensure appropriate risks are addressed at each inspection, focusing on the risks at each stage of the job, Educate employers on the fundamentals of risk identification, assessment, and control using a multi-step process […]

Tower/Self-Erect Crane Pre-Assembly Checklist Pilot Project

The assembly and dismantling of Tower cranes is a complex task that addresses multiple risks. Components are delivered on commercial vehicle flat decks and are lifted into place with a mobile crane, supported by rigging equipment and a crew of assembly personnel. These operations are typically conducted in tight quarters, and often under extreme time […]

BC Crane Safety Signs Mutual Recognition Agreement with European Crane Operator License Foundation

BC Crane Safety reached a ground-breaking Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the European Crane Operator License Foundation (ECOL) recognizing that the certifications issued by the two organizations are equivalent and interchangeable.   The agreement is based on a detailed comparison and alignment of standards governing the safe and effective operation of mobile cranes.  “What this […]