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Folding Boom Crane (Novice)


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Course Type:  Equipment operating

Course Purpose

This course is for a student whom has zero or minimal experience operating a truck mounted Folding Boom Crane (also known as a knuckle boom crane) and does not have a Level A or B operators license.

Skill Level:  Novice Operator

Training Method:  In person.

Class Size:  1 - 4 students

Training Duration:  16 hours (2 days)

Training Locations

Alberta & British Columbia:  In person training at the customer's workplace.


Customer Requirements

Customer supplied crane and load 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. Be the minimum age for the worksite.
  3. 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.

Course Literature

Web based with rich multimedia information. Accessible on desktop computer or an Apple and Android mobile device. Start by setting up a free account,  Click Here to Get the Mobile App

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).


Theory Lessons

  1. Reference to applicable OHS Regulations (Federal, Provincial).
  2. Reference to applicable CSA standards and ASME standards.
  3. Review of Fulford Certification process for crane operators (applicable for AB and BC 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 & Risk Assessment.
  2. Completing a pre-use inspection report.
  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).

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