Posts Categorized: Updates

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 […]

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, […]

The Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources is aware of changes in the BC Crane Operator Certification Scheme made since 2017. They will be working to update their policies regarding Limited Scope and Full Scope crane operator designations as Level D certification is no longer applicable. For further information, please contact the Ministry directly. […]

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 […]

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 […]