These resources and guides were developed by industry experts on behalf of BC Crane Safety. They contain information on specific industry-related topics, and are intended to encourage safe work practices on the job site.
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 initial conversations with the various stakeholder groups as the result of the Kelowna incident, four distinct recommendations have so far been tabled for future discussion and possible use:
The crane sector prides itself on its proactiveness, its professionalism, and levels of engagement with the OH&S regulator. Our aim is to help flesh out an industry-driven change that meaningfully addresses the concern and presents a workable solution, without waiting for the long process of multiple investigations, inquiries, and litigation to conclude. BC Crane Safety asks for anyone interested in participating in this working-group or are able to provide SMEs (subject matter expert) contact us to be included so we can begin planning the initial discussion. Please forward your contact info and details of industry experience to: email@example.com
Support materials, tools and presentations for key crane employers, prime contractors, supervisors, crane operators and related stakeholders. Learn more about this initiative.
Guidance developed by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) with the support of WorkSafeBC.
Planning is the first step in ensuring that work is done safely. Planning for tower crane assembly/dismantling and operations should start as early as possible and involve consultation with everyone engaged in the work including the prime contractor, crane owner, crane supplier, crane user, crane erection supervisor, electricity entity, mobile crane firm and project supervisor(s). Good planning involves:
This checklist can be used to assist with the set up and operation or dismantling of tower cranes at the workplace. This assessment should be led by the prime contractor who assembles the group of relevant people involved in the tower crane assembly/dismantling and operation. The intent is to review and discuss each item on the checklist and coordinate any required action.
Effects of sleep deprivation and methods of prevention.
Examples of hazards to be aware of at the job site.
An inspection checklist for tower crane temporary devices.
A series of steps outlining how to safely level a crane.
WorkSafeBC limits of approach and BC Hydro’s 3 keys to electrical safety.
Steps to take if the crane contacts a power line.
Proper techniques for maintaining control of a load.