Alberta Knuckle Boom Truck Training Program

We have now added an e-Learning platform to our system for our boom truck operator safety programs. While this is not the same as on-site, it will give your operator ‘provisional’ certification with the balance of the practical assessment being done by an appointed person in your organization. Not to worry, we send you a full direction checklist of what is required via email in pdf documentation and out of that you will be able to assess your employees based on our instructions. This way, you keep your costs even lower, are able to give your employees valuable hands on instruction time on the crane and the ability to control the crane, understand the dynamics of the crane as well

Picker Truck Training – Bonnyville

Light Duty Crane Training in the Bonnyville area We do contact other companies if their HSE department will allow it, and bring in employees from other companies that may not have our minimum number of employees to attend. So far we’ve worked with 9 different companies for picker truck training in Bonnyville and surrounding area. Our program is simple, concise and emphasizes our 3-core process for all the operators.  You won’t see us simply showing the operators how it’s done, they all get to fully participate in everything we talk about during the morning theory session. Call us toll free to book a training session (844) 334-8847 We keep your costs down by bringing our training program to you.  You

New Courses and Updates

We have changed our phone number and address to reflect our recent move. Please be sure you update those details on your end. It has been an interesting past few months, with Alberta pretty well removing any restrictions regarding COVID protocols, we remain diligent but also respect all of our clients own protocols and such. For more information please contact us HERE via email or call us to discuss your needs. Moving forward, there has been a surge of activity in the energy sectors as well as municipal sector and we sure hope that this remains in place for the balance of 2021 and onward. We also realize there is likely to be an election called in the fall by

What is the Law on Operating Knuckle Boom Cranes Over 8 Tons in Alberta?

Ok, so I get this question a lot, “What is the Law on Operating Knckle Pickers in Alberta?”, in fact so much I thought I’d write this post dedicated to that specifically and clear up all of the mis-information out there on this.   In Alberta, as in all other provinces, there are no LAWS around operating cranes of any size.  There are however STANDARDS by which the operator must produce that information to ensure that they have been properly trained and understand the procedures on that type of equipment. In Alberta specificallly however, according to Alberta Advanced Education, the requirements are HERE and they outline the weight class you are required to have a trade registerd operator at the

Light Crane Operator Certification

Many times our other program for folding booms is mistaken for the same program for these smaller “micro” cranes and we tell the customer, we have a crane specific program for the very light crane operator certification or very light cranes as we call them. The training while similar to their larger cousins, is a bit shorter in duration but still the same high quality instruction and practical you get no matter which program you choose. Each operator will be required to pass the theory exam (85% required) and then a practical assessment is also done as shown, to include: Proper positioning while operating the crane Load theory Load placement Weight calculation (basic) Stability Inspection And much more. Upon completing

Mechanic Service Crane Stability

Mechanic Crane Stability is a topic we get all the time and unfortunately it’s also the least understood. Many operators simply don’t understand the dynamics of crane stability well enough as they often don’t use the stabilizer on the mechanic service cranes at all! There seems to be a threshold of when to use them properly and when it’s ok to “short-jack” the crane as they are lifting under xxx weight.  Ok so how does this get so confused anyway?  Lets look at the reason for stabilizer deployment in the first place:  These are not “outriggers”, often a term used for the 2 legs that are deployed to prevent an unsafe lift.  Outriggers are typically used on larger cranes where