Crane operator certification deadline approaching

All B.C. operators have until Feb. 28 to complete assessment

As of Feb. 28, 2011, all crane operators must be certified in British Columbia.

The B.C. Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) requires all operators of cranes to carry a valid operator's certificate proving competency. All boom, tower and mobile crane operators in B.C. have until the end of February to obtain a certificate, or register with the BC Association for Crane Safety to show they are in the process.

Certification became an additional requirement for crane operators under changes to the OSHR in 2007. The CraneSafe Certification system has been developed with the extensive support of the BC Association for Crane Safety (BCACS), WorkSafeBC.

The assessment fee is $750.

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