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Folding Boom Crane


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Course Type

Equipment operating.

Course Purpose

  • This course is for a worker whom operates a truck mounted Folding Boom Crane (also known as a knuckle boom crane), ideal for experienced and new operators.
  • This course can be customized for operators who do not have a Level A or B operators license.
  • This course includes Rigging Training.

Training Method


Class Size

1 - 4 students.

Training Duration

16 hours (2 days).

Training Locations

In-person training at the customer's location, with the customer's equipment.

Customer Requirements

Customer supplied crane, load and rigging equipment for practical lessons.

Student Requirements

  1. The driver of the crane must have a valid driver's license for the class of vehicle the crane is mounted on.
  2. Wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (provided by student):
    1. PPE as per the training location requirements.
    2. Safety boots, hard hat, high visibility vest/jacket/overall.

Training Certification

Digital training card as proof of training, includes hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years.

Bonus for Large Employers (50+ students): Access to OOSHEW's robust training database (training records from your employees and your subcontractors).

Course Outline


  1. Internet based with rich multimedia information, accessible on computer or mobile device (Apple, Android).
  2. Start by setting up a free account Click Here to Get the Mobile App

Theory Lessons

  1. Applicable OHS Regulations (Federal, Provincial).
  2. Applicable CSA standards and ASME standards.
  3. Review of Fulford Certification process for crane operators (applicable for Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon operators).
  4. Operator responsibilities.
  5. Manufacturer specifications for the equipment being trained on.
  6. Hazard and Risk Assessment for operating the equipment safely in the workplace.
  7. Safe operating procedures.
  8. Safe approach limits to energized equipment and power lines.
  9. Hand signals and working with a spotter.
  10. Equipment purpose and limitations.
  11. Equipment stability and Stability Certificate.
  12. Equipment preventive maintenance practices.
  13. Equipment inspection criteria.
  14. Equipment transport.
  15. Crane load chart comprehension.
  16. Crane load calculations.
  17. Rigging tables comprehension.
  18. Rigging calculations.

Documentation Lessons

  1. Completing a Hazard and Risk Assessment.
  2. Completing a pre-use inspection checklist.
  3. Completing a Lift Plan.

Practical Lessons

  1. Hand signals.
  2. Calculating loads and crane lifting capacity.
  3. Staging a control zone.
  4. Safe setup and stowage of the crane.
  5. Inspecting the crane components.
  6. Operating the crane (without a load).
  7. Operating the crane (with a load).
  8. Time target practice (as per the Fulford Practical Assessment criteria).


  • Fixed Rate: $8,000.00 (up to 4 students).
  • Platinum Members15% discount.
  • Additional Fees: Out of town travel expenses and accommodations when applicable.