Mobile boom cranes are an essential piece of equipment required for safe and efficient material handling on construction and industrial job sites. Competent operators that apply what they have been taught, contribute to overall site safety through their training, knowledge and experience.
Failure to have competent operators has led to tip-overs, boom collapses, contact with power lines, or uncontrolled hoisted loads. This has resulted in injury or loss to life, product and property. This course will provide participants with the necessary knowledge required to properly identify hazards, inspect, and safely operate the equipment.
In order for an operator to receive a certificate of competency, successful completion of theory and practical testing is required.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the applicable legislative requirements.
- Recognize hazards.
- Perform a Pre-Shift Inspection.
- Follow safe Operating Procedures.
- Properly Mount and Dismount the equipment.
- Discuss how to Hoist and Rig a Load.
Mobile boom crane operators, worksite supervisors/managers
O.Reg 213/91 Construction Projects. s. 96(1)
O.Reg. 851 Industrial Establishments s. 51(2)
Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations s. 14.23(1)
CSA Z-150 Safety Code for Mobile Boom Cranes
Upon completion of the theory portion of the program, a hands-on practical evaluation is required to complete the certification. A $100/person charge applies for each evaluation. When evaluations are required for different types of lifting devices, a charge of $50/person/lifting device will apply. Additional charges will apply if lifting device evaluations are required outside the 519, 548 and 226; 416, 437 and 647; and 289, 365 and 905 area codes. OSG recommends that practical evaluations be completed within 90 days of completing the theory portion of the program.
In order for evaluations to be completed, the following conditions must be met:
- Confirmation of the date and location of the equipment evaluation must be received in advance
- The participant has a minimum of 1-day practical experience on each piece of equipment he/she will be operating
- Equipment is in good working order and annual equipment certification is completed
Please Note: This course is not approved by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities and does not include Broderson training.