Training During COVID19

COVID19 Updates UPDATE – June 24, 2020: We have eased the requirements for use of masks and gloves for our on-site training and although we still recommend that the operators be seated 1 m apart during the morning theory as well as similar for the afternoon practical, we do follow your companies own protocols that may be in place as we transition between phased openings. Please understand, we ARE available and providing our on-site program and may at our own discretion, use masks and gloves during the training. Thank you ———————– UPDATE – May 22nd, 2020: We trust everyone that is open remains safe, diligent and as busy as one is able to at the present time. Our protocol is

Northern Alberta Light Duty Crane Safety Training Program

We have been serving the Northern Alberta region for the past 7 years with our light duty picker safety training as well as the carry deck cranes, mechanic corner mount service cranes (see photos below) and our high voltage powerline warning systems. If your crane falls under the threshold for needing a “ticketed” operator at the controls and you are not sure what other types of training there is for him or her, we are it. The “threshold” in Alberta is 8-tons (knuckle boom crane) or IF your picker comes with a winch that capacity drops to 5-ton winch capacity (single line pull capability). If you are not sure, give us a call with the model of your crane and

HIAB Type Crane Training Program

When it comes time to look into your HIAB picker operator safety training, why not go with the ones who have been trained by HIAB as well as Palfinger. We’ve been to both factories, one in Perrysburg, U.S.A and the other in Salzburg, Austria.  The course we went on was for more advanced in terms of time and materials by comparison.  We were there for 5 full days in each location and more, so one of the reasons when asked if we have a 1/2 day training, we do but it’s more a safety walk around than a “training” program. Light picker training is generally regarded as unnecessary and that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Like all training you

How did we get Here – Picker Safety Training

Picker Stability is it part of Picker Safety Training? So from time to time we get sent some great photos of knuckle boom cranes we look at and from a pure picker safety training perspective, would NEVER give out as being Okay to do in your day to day. However this picture shows a crane with the flip-over stabilizers and in this case where the operator requires full stability but is not able to do so were the leg in the standard position. So what does one do then? IN this case, while many look and say no way, the operator has placed the pads underneath the part of the stabilizer beam, just under the leg itself to be used

What size of Crane Requires a Journeyman Operator?

We’ve been getting quite a few phone calls regarding this and so I thought I’d provide a quick post to help clear that up (hopefully). So in Alberta in particular (Manitoba and NWT also follow this as of this post date), ANY style of crane installed on a truck carrier that has an initial lift capacity of 8-tons or greater as shown on any load chart (it’s the first weight shown on the left hand side of the load chart), must have a trade registered operator at the controls.  This may be an apprentice or a qualified red-seal journeyman (or journey-person depending on your bent). Now where the confusion starts is the Alberta Boom Truck program makes it a bit