Crane Common Core and Mobile Crane Operator Practical
7 Week Program – Including Crane Common Core
This 7 week program consists of 2 courses, the Industry Training Authority’s technical training Crane Common Core – a 3 week course and the addition of the Operating Engineers Training Association’s 4 week practical training course. This course improves on the Crane Common Core curriculum by adding in the industry recognized practical training modules.
The Crane Common Core course covers elements that are common to the three major crane classifications: Mobile Crane, Boom Truck and Tower Crane. The curriculum includes the following units:
- Safety, knowledge and practical
- Communications, knowledge and practical
- Crane knowledge
- Load charts, knowledge and practical
- Crane operations, knowledge and practical
- Maintenance and service, knowledge and practical
Students entering this program are registered as apprentices with the Industry Training Authority and must successfully complete a final written theory examination at the end of the course.
The OETA Mobile Crane Operator Practical training course covers the practical tasks involved in the operation of Mobile cranes and Boom trucks.
The curriculum includes the following units:
- Set up, inspection and safe operation of a boom truck and rough terrain mobile crane
- Proper hoisting techniques for tilt ups, blind lifts, dual lifts, hand and blind communications
- Safe pick and carry techniques, calculating loads and center of gravity
- Successful completion of the Fulford, water bucket and NCCCO tests
- Proper clam shell and pile driving techniques,
- Proper techniques foe swingaway and boon extensions and jib installations
- Service and maintenance
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- Minimum grade 10 (or equivalent), grade 12 preferred
- Valid Class 3 Driver’s License with an Air Brake Endorsement (Class 1 is recommended)
- Successful completion of the OETA Trades Assessment examination
If you are interested in this program:
- Contact the Training Association office and ask for an application package
- Complete an application for training and submit it to the nearest Operating Engineers Office to be forwarded to the Operating Engineers Training Association. Include with your application a resume, appropriate reference materials, a copy of your driver’s abstract.
- Successful completion of the OETA Trade Assessment Examination is required of all applicants.
When completed, your application must be submitted to the Training Coordinator. Please ensure you attach a copy of your resume, reference material, drivers abstract, etc. Qualified applicant’s files will go before a selection committee. Successful applicants will be assigned to the class upon confirmation of their ability to attend.
JEFF GORHAM (604) 473-5255
RANDY GRISEWOOD (604) 473-5270