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.


Level Up Inspection Program

Support materials, tools and presentations for key crane employers, prime contractors, supervisors, crane operators and related stakeholders. Learn more about this initiative.


Provisional Operators Must Work Under Supervision Until Competent (Full Scope Certification)


Provisional Crane Operator Supervision


Annual Equipment Inspection and Certification

Guidance developed by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) with the support of WorkSafeBC.


Assembly/Dismantling Roles and Responsibilities


Tower/Self-Erect Crane Pre-Assembly/Dismantling Checklist

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:

  • selecting the right crane(s)
  • locating, assembly, and commissioning the crane
  • planning, scheduling, and coordinating the work
  • operating, inspecting, and maintaining the crane daily
  • planning for and completing crane preventive maintenance, inspection, and repair.
  • planning, scheduling and coordinating the dismantling process.

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.


Countering Sleep Deprivation

Effects of sleep deprivation and methods of prevention.


Hazard Assessment

Examples of hazards to be aware of at the job site.


Inspecting Tower Crane Temporary Devices

An inspection checklist for tower crane temporary devices.


Levelling a Crane

A series of steps outlining how to safely level a crane.


Limits of Approach

WorkSafeBC limits of approach and BC Hydro’s 3 keys to electrical safety.


Limits of Approach — Once Contact is Made

Steps to take if the crane contacts a power line.


Load Control

Proper techniques for maintaining control of a load.