Posts Categorized: Updates

WorkSafeBC Bulletin BC Association for Crane Safety is reaching out to all stakeholders who participate in the assembly and disassembly of tower cranes in our province. As the next phase in the ongoing Tower Crane Safety Initiative, we are developing a Tower Crane community of practice group to discuss next steps moving forward. Based on […]

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 […]