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Folding Boom Crane - Refresher (Level A Prep)


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Course Type

Equipment operating.

Course Purpose

  • This course is for a worker whom has experience operating a truck mounted Folding Boom Crane (also known as a knuckle boom crane) and is preparing for the Level A operator's license.
  • This course does not include Rigging training.

Skill Level

Novice Operator.

Training Method


Class Size

1 - 4 students.

Training Duration

8 hours.

Training Locations

  1. Alberta Region: In-person training at the customer's workplace.
  2. British Columbia Region: In-person training at the customer's workplace.

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 Price

  • Fixed Rate: $4,000.00 (maximum 4 students).
  • Platinum Members: 25% discount.
  • Additional Fees: Out of town travel expenses when applicable.

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. Hazard and Risk Assessment for operating the equipment safely in the workplace.
  6. Safe approach limits to energized equipment and power lines.
  7. Equipment stability and Stability Certificate.
  8. Equipment inspection criteria.
  9. Crane load chart comprehension.
  10. Crane load calculations.

    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).