Posts By: Robert Aitken

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 […]

I am very pleased to announce that Clinton Connell will be assuming the role of Executive Director for BC Crane Safety, effective June 1, 2020. Clinton has spent the last 15+ years providing leadership at the strategic level for Eagle West Crane and Rigging. Clinton has also served on the BC Crane Safety Board for […]

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 dayofmourning.bc.ca on the day to watch a commemorative video recognizing those we’ve lost.

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 […]

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. COVID-19 Working when physical distancing is not possible COVID-19 Safe Work Practices BC Crane Safety shares these practices for the benefit of employers, contractors and workers who use, erect, […]