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

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

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

HIAB type Light Duty Crane Training in Saskatchewan

HIAB Type Light Duty Picker Training in Saskatchewan It’s no secret that it’s certainly a lot quieter than it has been on the training front, however in Saskatchewan it’s actually picked up (no pun intended). Seems that businesses that are closer to the US border are seeing an uptick and that is a good thing for us and for them!   This was out in Southern Saskatchewan and while many businesses are further apart than those in Alberta, the folks are incredible and always willing to learn a thing or three!  The 1-ton crew truck are by and large, the most popular with cranes by HIAB, Palfinger, Fassi and Amco Veba the most seen and used in the west.  Hiab type

Light Duty Crane Training in Alberta and Saskatchewan

If your Company Has Any of the Cranes Shown in The Photo and You Want Training for Them. We provide On-Site training for your operators no matter where you are located in Alberta or Saskatchewan! Knuckle boom cranes are the most common of them, they are very versatile, are generally installed on a variety of trucks, equipment, boats, and so much more!  The brands we have trained our customers on are HIAB, Palfinger, Fassi, Ferrari, Copma and more!   Knuckle Boom Crane Safety Training The bigger your crane becomes it’s likely to have remote control on it for operations and this is by far the BEST scenario as you are always moving with the load being handled and not beside the

Saskatchewan Light Duty Picker Safety Training

There is much confusion surrounding the picker requirements in Saskatchewan. While I admit I have had a few conversations that have been confusing myself, it boils down to small pickers you see on the 1-ton trucks (see photo below), are considered “Power Mobile Equipment” and that as long as you don’t exceed 5.5 tons in lift capacity, you do need a certificate but NOT be in the Boom truck “B” program with the Saskatchewan Boom Truck Trade program. We provide our On site Light duty picker training (certification) throughout Saskatchewan with instructors located in North Battleford and Regina.  The program overview is as follows: 1 day in duration (morning is theory, afternoon is the practical testing) We use your picker