Do workers need to be trained in crane safety?

One Question we are asked a lot is “Do workers need to be trained in crane safety?” In each Province in Canada OH&S takes their standard from the CSA Standard on articulated loader cranes or knuckle boom cranes. It requires any business that provides these cranes for employee use in their jobs, to also provide specific training for these cranes to be used safely. There are no laws in the sense that you buy a crane and the law says you have to train, this is the confusion.  When you buy any specific tool to provide to your employees, you must also provide crane training for those employees operating that crane.  In this case a crane is a very specific

Picker Training in Fort McMurray Alberta

When it comes to picker training in Northern Alberta, right in the middle of one of the worst polar vortex’s on record…well you say yes and dress for the situation.   Well when the call for knuckle picker training comes in January of 2021, you don’t say “it’s too cold outside”, you ask if there is a large shop available and trust in the process. The old song sung at Christmas, “Oh the weather outside is frightful…”, does NOT come anywhere close to how bone chilling and equipment damaging these climates are.  But they don’t need to be and we show the folks just how to deal with the equipment side at least. Luckily for me and the 12 operators who

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 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 Have The Program You Need. 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

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

Did You Just Purchase a New Knuckle Boom Crane?

We often are asked about our picker training for brand new cranes. If you are in Alberta or Saskatchewan and just bought a new HIAB, Palfinger or any type of knuckle boom crane, you may already have experienced operators in your company and that’s great if you do (how much experience do they have?), or you got a contract with another company and are looking to add a knuckle picker to your fleet but are not sure of the regulations, standards, laws, etc.  That is where we come in and will help you through the “stuff” out there.  We cut through the noise in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories to get you what you need…INFORMATION! This is what we also