Instructor

Ray Hopkins

Health, Safety, Environment Professional NCSO, QSR,

Reviews

Course reviews will be shown here

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 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 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. 

 

Schedule Apprenticeship & Industry Training Examinations

 

 

 

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

Course content

  • Cranes & Components - Terminology I

  • Cranes & Components - Terminology II

  • Cranes & Components - Types of Cranes

  • Cranes & Components - Components I

  • Cranes & Components - Components II

  • Cranes & Components - Components III

  • Cranes & Components - Components IV

  • Cranes & Components - Referenced Standards

  • Cranes & Components - Overall Lift Capacity

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Angles

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Wire Rope

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Web Slings

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Chains

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Metal Mesh Slings

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Below the Hook Devices

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Rigging Hardware - Hooks & Clips

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Rigging Hardware - Swivels & Shackles

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Rigging Hardware - Eye Bolts

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Rigging Hardware - Snatch Blocks

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Rigging Hardware - Turnbuckles

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Rigging Hardware - Spreader Bars

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Communication

  • Geometry & Load Handling - Hand Signals

  • Load Charts & Diagrams - Loading

  • Load Indicator Systems

  • Load Charts & Diagrams - Specifications

  • Critical Lifts

  • Surface Stability

  • Weather & Temperature Variability

  • Boom Supported Work Platforms

  • Attachments (Pallet Forks, Auger, Rotator, Clams, etc.)

  • Legislative Responsibilities - Operational Intepretative

  • Pre-Operational Requirments

  • Operational Requirements

  • General Rigging Requirements

  • Post Operational Requirements

  • Emergency Response

  • Event/Incident/Accident Notification/Investigations

  • Part 2 - Understanding, Proficiency, Corrections & Prevention

Interested? Enroll to this course right now.

There is more to learn