{my} - CBS - Part 1 - Boom Truck Operator - D-R-Legislation -  2017

Instructor

Ray Hopkins

Health, Safety, Environment Professional NCSO, QSR,

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Overview

Purpose

This course is intended and provided to be a benefit to organizations in addressing the considerations involved in the safe operation of stiff boom trucks that have a lifting capacity 5 tons or greater; articulating boom trucks that have a lifting capacity 5 tons or greater that are NOT equipped with a winch or are OVER 8 tons if not equipped with a winch; or are wellhead boom trucks and mobile cranes with a lifting capacity 5 tons or GREATER.

The course material is not intended as a complete presentation of all safety problems and solutions related to mobile cranes, hoists & lifting devices.  Thus, other additional safety measures may be required under particular circumstances. To ensure compliance please reference the occupational health and safety legislation in the jurisdiction of which the work or workplace operates under.

 

Background

A “boom truck” is a motorized/mobile vehicle equipped with a hydraulically driven structure or device that is mounted on a turret that is secured to a truck and is supported to provide stability. The boom that is telescoping or articulating, and can swing or hoist or raise and lower its load operating as a "crane". A “crane” means equipment that is designed to lift loads, lower loads, and move loads horizontally when they are lifted.

 

There a distinct types of boom trucks and mechanized types of cranes and winches as part of motorized/mobile equipment.  This course provides information for stiff boom trucks and mobile cranes that have a lifting capacity less than 15 tons, articulating boom trucks that have a lifting capacity equipped with a winch that have a lifting capacity less than 15 tons, wellhead boom trucks and mobile cranes that have a lifting capacity less than 15 tons. 

 

Legislation

All crane owners or lessees have the following legal responsibilities related to their cranes:

Operator Competency - Crane owners must ensure that all of their operators are suitably trained, adequately qualified and sufficiently experienced to safely operate their crane. As evidence of qualification, operators of boom trucks having a lifting capacity of more than 5 tons, must have a credential recognized by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

 

Apprenticeship and Industry Training - Operators of this equipment may be members of a compulsory trade recognized in Alberta. Crane owners must ensure that operators are able to assert their authority and comply with the legislation. Operators are required by law to refuse to lift any load that exceeds the crane's rated capacity. Any worker who does not meet the requirements​ set by the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board is prohibited from operating the lifting device. 

 

Course Objective 

The graduate of the Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator—Boom Truck program is certified to: 

  • Correctly use and care for tools and materials which are required to carry out the normal service and maintenance of the machines of the industry
  • Operate and describe functions of the major and minor components of boom trucks
  • Recognise and identify malfunctions and the proper procedures related thereto
  • Recognise and evaluate conditions which are potentially hazardous to safe machine operation
  • Interpret and apply visual and audio communication
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with quality and production standards required by industry 

 

Technical Training

Part 1 

  • Qualifications, Limitations, Restrictions, Precautions & Voluntary Disclosures
  • Legislation, Regulations & Industry Policy in the Trades

Part 2

  • Crane Components, Definitions & Referenced Standards
  • Geometry & Load Handling
  • Load Charts & Diagrams
  • Surface Stability
  • Weather & Temperature Variability
  • Boom Supported Work Platforms
  • Attachments (Pallet Forks, Auger, Rotator, Clams, etc.)
  • Legislative Responsibilities
  • Pre-Operational Requirements
  • Operational Requirements
  • General Rigging Requirements
  • Post-operational Requirements
  • Emergency Response
  • Event/Incident/Accident Notification/Investigations

 

On the Job Training

An apprentice must acquire not less than 1200 hours of on the job training following the successfully completion of the technical training that is required or approved by the Board. 

 

Proficiency Evaluation 

A demonstration of competency in the application of process and accessing information, including, where relevant: 

Part 1

  • Accessing information such as manufacturer's specifications, repair, modification, maintenance and certification reports. 
  • Accessing logbook and hazard assessment information. 
  • Understanding corrective & preventative strategies & tactics.

 

A demonstration of competency in the operation of the device, including, where relevant: 

Part 2

  • Operating the lifting device in a proper, safe, controlled, and smooth manner in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications; 
  • Reading and understanding lift plans; 
  • Access & understanding repair, maintenance and certification information in the operator’s log book; 
  • Selecting the appropriate boom, jib and crane configuration to meet lift requirements and determine the net lifting capacity of this configuration; 
  • Determining the number of parts of line required; 
  • Thoroughly understanding the information in the operating manual and understanding the device’s limitations; 
  • Knowing, understanding and properly using the load charts; 
  • Inspecting the lifting device and performing daily maintenance as required by the manufacturer’s specifications or by the employer; 
  • Checking that all hazards have been identified; 
  • Shutting down and securing the device when it is unattended; and 
  • Understanding and using hand signals for hoisting operations. 

 

Learners in other countries should consult the applicable national or provincial occupational health and safety codes. 

Course content

  • Qualifications

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act - Definitions & Obligations

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act - Serious Accidents

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Regulation - Definitions & Specifications

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Regulation - Equipment & Safety Training

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - Definitions

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - Hazard Assessment

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - Specifications & Certifications

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Requirements & Components

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Rated Capacity & Load Charts

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Operator Requirements

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Log Books

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Prevention & Load Weight

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Lift Calculation

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Work Areas

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Tag & Hoisting Lines

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Hand Signals

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Controls

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Repairs & Modifications

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Containers

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - A Frames & Gin Poles

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Suspended Personnel Baskets

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Material Hoists

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Safety Codes

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D Testing, Outriggers & Warning Devices

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Preventing Damage & Load Blocks

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Outriggers

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - C-H-L-D - Winching Operations

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - G-S-P - Signallers

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - R - Breaking Strength & Safety Factors

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - R - Load Ratings, Inspection & Prohibition

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - R - Rigging Protection & Standards

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - R - Standards Explanation

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - R - Inspection Standards Explanation

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - R - Slings, Ropes & Cables

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - R - Cable Clip Explanation

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - R - Ferrules, Components, Latches & Makeshift

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - R - Matching Component Explanation

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - R - Safety Latches, Makeshift Explanation

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code - R - Rejection Criteria

  • Apprenticeship & Industry Training Act - Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator

  • Apprenticeship & Industry Training Act - Powers

  • Definitions, Legislation & Reference - Review

  • D-R-Legislation - Understanding, Proficiency, Corrections & Prevention

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