Is Picker Training Mandatory?

In Alberta, many people often ask us if  “certification” equals “qualification,” and, if not, what the difference is. The main difference is the level of testing required. Qualification is done by the employer (think along the lines of competency), and may or may not involve formal testing; It is at the discretion of the employer’s qualified evaluator. Certification requires third-party testing to provide a consistent and accurate means to determine a person’s technical knowledge and hands-on skills related to the task. If you would like to know more or have more questions, such as: “Is picker training mandatory?”, or “do I have to recertify my picker operators every 3 years?”  All great questions and we get that a lot. In

Picker Operator Training

Our Light Duty Picker Training Program is Better Than Ever with Updates to Provide Your Company and Your Operators a FULL Day of Picker Training. Our head instructor is a Factory Trained, Certified Operator Light Crane Trainer Who Worked in Austria, France and the U.S.A for Palfinger Cranes. We travel the province of Alberta offering our light duty picker certification program and have received many, many compliments, reviews and return requests so you can rest assured that the information you learn from our HIAB operator training course is on point, on target and on budget! Our picker operator training program is fully compliant with ALL provincial Occupational Health and Safety standards as those are taken from the CSA standard that

Light Duty Picker Training Locations in Alberta

Your company will have one of the best trained operators by one of the best trained instructors in Canada. We have our light duty picker instructor based in Edmonton, as well as Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina. So we cover both provinces and come right out to your shop, office, lay down yard.  We’re also providing crane training in conjunction with a strong safety company in Bonnyville and with the Alberta Construction Safety Association in Edmonton for open classes. These are generally held once every 2 months as right now there is less demand in our provinces than there once used to be. That said if you have a HIAB, FASSI, PALFINGER or any brand of picker, UNDER 8-tons in either

Knuckle Boom Crane Training Program

HIAB Picker Operator Training In our industry, most knuckle boom cranes get called “HIAB” cranes or pickers.  If you want to get technical, they are actually called: Truck Mounted Articulated Loader Cranes, but whatever you want to call them is fine with us. HIAB is a well known brand and all the other manufactures in Alberta have been fighting for market share against HIAB for a long time.  Palfinger is likely the second most recognized brand in our provinces as over the past few years the dealers have done a fantastic job of growing their market share accordingly.  HIAB picker trucks are most commonly cranes installed either behind the cab (BOC), or mid-mount behind a vertical tool box, usually called

Crane Training In Calgary – Knuckle Boom Cranes Under 16,000 Pounds

Question: Who’s Responsibility is it to make sure that the operator is trained on the equipment they work with daily? Answer:  Everyone who is around the equipment.  The business owner’s in many cases, has over $200,000 invested in just the truck & crane package that is servicing the Oil patch in Alberta.  That does not include the tools and many other aspects I’ve not mentioned.  So when you hire an operator, why then would you send him out without the proper foundation?  Many oil companies are now recommending they have our 1-day crane operation certification as part of the criteria. Click HERE to Contact Us Today for a no-obligation Quote One of the biggest mistakes I see operators doing, is