Next Practices: Your Guide to Health and Safety Resources
BC Crane Safety is your go-to resource when it comes to crane-related resources. We have resources on:
- hazard alerts, safety bulletins
- safe work practices, crane safety procedures and
- next practices, like issues, trends and data on crane-related issues.
You are encouraged to use these resources 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.
Crane Employer Site Inspection Questions
Provisional Operator Supervisor Questions
Crane Assembly Supervisor Questions
Preventive Maintenance Questions
Crane Operator Qualification Questions
Safe Work Practices
- Top Climbing a Tower Crane: Ensuring Safe Assembly & Dismantling
- Countering Sleep Deprivation
- Tower Cranes Near an Airport
- Revised Tower Crane Assembly and Disassembly - Responsibilities
- Hazard Assessment
- Inspecting Tower Crane Temporary Devices
- Levelling a Crane
- Load Control
- BCCSA: COVID19 Health Screening Tool - Mar31
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.
Tower/Self-Erect Crane Pre-Assembly Checklist
Planning is the first step in ensuring that work is done safely. Planning for tower crane erection 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, erecting, 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.
This checklist can be used to assist with the set up and operation 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 erection and operation. The intent is to review and discuss each item on the checklist and coordinate any required action.”
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.
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