On-Site Picker Truck Certification & Training

Alberta based picker training company with locations in Edmonton & Calgary to serve you better. Truck mounted knuckle boom cranes, or pickers and boom trucks and most know them as, with a lift capacity of under 8 tons are all covered in this course. In our on site picker truck training course, operators will learn how to properly assess the lift site, set up the picker truck for the safest lift, inspect the structure of the picker itself and then the actual frame work or sub-frame of the truck they are mounted on, including their safety systems and familiarizing participants with the crane limitations. We take all of your operators through best practices, safety legislation and the core fundamentals of

Edmonton Knuckle Boom Operator Training

It’s a great day when you get to work with some of the best customers and the best cranes in the Edmonton and area marketplace. Training operators to be even safer in our humble opinion is as good as it gets.  There are choices to be sure, some are very low priced training companies that are simply giving what OHS is suggesting, we don’t for a minute believe that.  In fact we go above and well beyond, we bring our 24 years of knuckle boom crane experience to your doorstep.  Yes we are more, but you get “from the factory” information, not some stuff that was picked up here and there.  Propane companies realize the capability of knuckle boom cranes

Reading and Understanding Crane Load Charts

I recently posted a brief summary on how to read load charts on Linkedin.  You can see it HERE. However I did not go into great detail on how to read knuckle boom crane load charts, I simply went over the “other” information that they provided. So ill go into greater detail, but still in short form here so that that there is greater clarity.  Because we specialize in light duty knuckle crane training, the information applies directly to that type of crane. The one dimension load chart above shows the following information: Crane model – 210.5 or 21.5 Meter/tonne rated crane NOT a 21-Ton crane Shows the capacity of the crane in both metric and imperial capacities When you

Picker Truck Operator Training

There comes a time when handing the keys of a $150,000 and up oilfield service truck has to send shivers down the spine of owner who had to hire based on availability. We don’t just ask you to bring a 4′ level to the training, what for?  There is NO way you can level any picker truck unless the ground is flat.  How many times I hear this makes it even more clear, there are those teaching this program who have no idea what they are doing.  When you have one set of outriggers, how do you expect to have a level vehicle?  it’s much like letting most of the air out of the driver side tires and expecting the

Hy-Rail Railway Crane Training Program

In spite of the ability to ride the rails, these knuckle boom cranes can actually be more dangerous. The ONE most critical issue with cranes that we promote – STABILITY– and once you have this ingrained into the operator, the rest comes easier. HOWEVER…what we find is that with Hy-Rail Crane Trucks primarily, that while sitting on the tracks, the issue is the ground around the rail lines slopes downward at an angle, making it very difficult to use the outriggers properly and get a good, stable working platform.  Many companies are “used to” this and simply use short reach cranes (less than 25′ – see photo below) to offset the reduced stability, good practice but makes it very challenging

Operator Certification For Knuckle Boom Cranes

Knuckle Boom Cranes or Picker Trucks, Articulated Loader Cranes, whatever the term you have heard or know, the irony in Alberta, and many other provinces, is that unless the crane picks up more than 16,000 pounds, you are not required to have a “ticketed” operator (someone who is in the provincial apprenticeship program), however in Alberta, we have a very large concentration of small pickers and sadly, with that we also have the the highest “incident” rate simply due to the large population. I’ve come across many companies that feel they don’t need the operators to be trained in any manner, it’s much like saying that we believe in safety…kind of.  That mindset is one that will get that business