Posts By: Robert Aitken

Safety planning plays a key role in protecting workers from fall hazards on a construction site. Employers can now use a new fillable template and companion guide to help create fall protection plans that meet the different needs of every worksite. The fillable template* and companion guide are designed to help you create a fall protection plan to […]

The Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health Authorities have invited frontline and essential workers aged 18 and over to register for their COVID-19 vaccinations.  Construction workers are included in the frontline and essential workers category. Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by getting your vaccination, protecting yourself and others.

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 […]

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 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 […]