Light Duty Crane Training in Alberta: Importance of Knuckle Boom Crane Training and Proper Crane Operation

In Alberta, Canada, the safe operation of cranes is governed by the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and Regulations. It is essential to provide light duty crane training in Alberta, including knuckle boom crane training, to ensure the safe operation of cranes in the workplace. Under OHS requirements, employers must provide adequate training and supervision to ensure the safe operation of cranes, including knuckle boom cranes, which have a hydraulic system that allows the boom to bend and flex, making them ideal for working in tight spaces or with awkward loads. Knuckle boom crane training covers a range of topics, including crane stability, load calculations, and proper use of the hydraulic system. Operators learn about the potential hazards of

Crane Stability – Why it’s Often Misunderstood by Inexperience

Crane Stability is a critical aspect of safe lifting operations and inexperienced operators on light duty cranes (cranes that don’t require a trade operator at the controls), often misjudge the weight and factors at play on the smaller picker trucks.  It’s generally misunderstood by inexperience in operators. Ensuring the stability of a crane during a lift helps prevent accidents and protects workers, equipment, and materials. Here are a few key reasons why proper crane stability is so important: Stabilizers are often referred to as outriggers and while I won’t split hairs at all, most don’t really understand the diffrernce between stabilizers and outriggers, let me quickly define them: Stabilizers – are typically installed on smaller cranes, knuckle booms, service cranes,

Understand the regulations and requirements for light duty crane safety training for operators

Do you have to use specific 3rd party crane safety training or can you do an in-house training program? Crane safety training SHOULD be an essential part of any companies overall safety and efficiency program, in any construction or industrial, or oilfield environment. Light duty cranes, known by many names like: mini crawler cranes, boom truck, pickers, service cranes, carry deck cranes, etc. are generally smaller and more versatile machines that are often used in tight spaces or for general maintenance, hotshot, plant turnarounds or more specific tasks and we find most operators don’t have any light crane safety training at all.  We’re told they are easy to run, easy to figure out and the words we don’t like hearing…”I’ve

Spyder Mini Crawler Crane Safety Training

Spyder Mini Crawler Crane Operator Safety Training Here in Canada, the mini-crawler crane is somewhat of an oddity as it doesn’t fit in many classes due to the size and weight limitation, however CSA Z150.3 does apply Federally as well as many provinces having the crane show up in their OHS standards classified as power mobile equipment.  Always check with your provincial OHS officers to clarify as it can be very different province to province. The Spyder mini crawler type cranes are incredibly versatile, powerful little cranes that are most commonly found one construction sites, industrial plants during turn-around, and mining operations. Just like any machinery, they can be incredibly dangerous when operated improperly. That’s why it’s essential that all

Light Duty Knuckle Boom Crane Training in Canada: What You Need to Know

Knuckle boom cranes, also known as articulated cranes or ‘picker trucks’, are a very versatile crane that are most commonly used in construction, oil and gas, industrial, and marine settings. In Canada, it is important for operators of these cranes to be properly trained in order to ensure the safety of themselves, their coworkers, and the public at large. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) states that operators of cranes and other heavy equipment must be trained and certified in accordance with the regulations set out by the province or territory in which they are working. In most cases, this includes completing a training program that covers topics such as crane components and operation, load handling, and