What does certification of a crane operator mean under the new Regulation?
A certificate issued by the BC Association for Crane Safety is proof of competency. The holder of the certificate will have been assessed by an independent third party and will have demonstrated that he or she has the knowledge, skills and ability to safely operate a crane. The certificate will specify what types of cranes are covered by the certificate or will specify what restrictions that apply to the operator. The certificate will mean that the operator meets a basic standard for safe operation. Employers will still be obliged to ensure the operator has the knowledge, skills and abilities beyond the basic standards that have been assessed and documented. What cranes are required to have certified operators? The new regulation applies to operators of boom trucks, mobile cranes, tower cranes and self erecting tower cranes. An exemption applies to cranes either under five tons or with a boom length less than 25 feet. Bridge cranes are not included in this regulation. How will existing