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Mobile Crane Operator

Introduction

Mobile Crane Operators operate many types of hoisting equipment to move, place and position items.

What do Mobile Crane Operators do on the job?

  • operate mobile cranes, boom trucks, hoists and tower cranes to lift, move position or place equipment or materials
  • perform pre-operational inspection and calculate crane capacities and weight to prepare for rigging and hoisting
  • may be responsible for the assembly of mobile cranes, boom trucks, hoists and tower cranes on site
  • perform routine maintenance work such as cleaning and lubricating cranes

 

Training Requirements

 

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This training is based on the Red Seal Mobile Crane Operator Interprovincial Program Guide. (IPG)

To graduate from each level of the apprenticeship program, an apprentice must successfully complete the required technical training and compile enough on-the-job experience to total at least 1500 hours each year. Total trade time required is 4500 hours and at least 3 years in the trade.

WTTI delivers three levels of technical training delivered in various locations around the province:

  • Level One: 14 days over 4 months in-class with online component (blended)
  • Level Two: 14 days over 4 months in-class with online component (blended)
  • Level Three: 14 days over two weeks in-class with online component (blended)

Examination required for proficiency certificates: lattice boom crane operator; boom truck operator “A”; boom truck operator “B”.

 

Course Content

Level 1

  1. Safety, Tools & Equipment
  2. Rigging
  3. Load Weight Calculations
  4. Load Charts
  5. Mobile Crane Operations

 

Level 2

  1. Pre-Operational Checks, Inspections & Maintenance 
  2. Advanced Rigging
  3. Load Chart Calculations
  4. Load Charts
  5. Mobile Crane Set Up
  6. Mobile Crane Operations

 

 

Level 3

  1. Review of Safety
  2. Review of Rigging
  3. Review of Load Chart Calculations
  4. Review of Load Charts
  5. Review of Pre-Operational Checks, Inspections & Maintenance
  6. Review of Mobile Crane Set Up
  7. Review of Mobile Crane Operations

What People are Saying

Course was well ran, organized and made time for explanation and class input.

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Instructor is excellent, clear & engaging. Made what would otherwise be dry material interesting.

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