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Pre-Employment

Introduction

  • This has been offered in the past when demand required it.
  • Participants who complete the course successfully will be eligible to apprentice in either the Mobile Crane Operator or Boom Truck Operator trades, once indentured by an employer.
  • Credit for Level 1 technical training plus 400 hours of trade time may be credited to the student by Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, providing that the student has met all required standards and has been indentured by an employer.
  • This is a 400 hour course that consists of both theory and practical training.
  • It will be delivered in a blended format- in-class and online.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age, and must have a minimum of a Grade 10 or equivalent.
  • Class 3A license, a Class 1A license or a background in operating heavy equipment is preferable, but not mandatory.
  • Good mathematic skills are also an asset.

Course Outline

  1. Occupational Health and Safety Regulations Related to Cranes.
  2. Crane and Hoist Trade Introduction.
  3. Use Shop Equipment and Demonstrate Safe Work Practices.
  4. Perform Rigging and Reeving Operations.
  5. Mobile Crane Operation.
  6. Perform Maintenance Operations.
  7. Perform General Hoisting Operations.
  8. Perform Variable Operating Factors of Cranes.
  9. Perform Hydraulic/Conventional Mobile and Crawler Crane Operations.
  10. Boom Truck Operation.
  11. Practicum Placement.

What People are Saying

Instructor had answers to all the student questions, He has superior knowledge about rigging and crane information. He kept the class interested and engaged.

Ray Clarson

The instructor's approach to teaching was refreshing and easy to work with. He was able to explain questions clearly. His approach to math was awesome and easy to understand.

Eric Landry

Great spirit from instructor- positive in teaching students.

Daniel Anderson