As a Boom Truck Operator (Stiff Boom Unlimited Tonnage) you’ll use your coordination skills to lift and hoist items. You’ll operate a complex piece of machinery, well-suited to placing loads on a smaller worksite, either on the ground or your truck deck. Every job requires your careful approach. You’ll demonstrate mental stamina—thriving when faced with complex tasks that demand great concentration.
What You'll Learn
- How to conduct crane operations within safety guidelines
- How to employ proper rigging and lifting techniques
- How to calculate lifting methods
- How to transport and deliver a boom truck
- How to plan a site
Key Job Skills
- Workplace safety
- Excellent driving skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Boom truck operations
- Rigging and lifting skills
BC Crane Safety registration is required for all crane operators in British Columbia. Crane Operator certification in British Columbia is mandatory by virtue of the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (WorkSafeBC). BC Crane Safety Registration forms are available on the BC Crane Safety website.
Practical Assessment Information
To book a practical assessment, please contact Fulford Certification
Boom Truck Operators (Stiff Boom Unlimited Tonnage) operate a truck-mounted hydraulic stiff boom crane with capacity of over 40 tonnes. They perform lifts and hoists, place and secure loads, set up and take down cranes and plan lifts and various crane procedures.
If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.
If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.
How to Apply
Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
Document of relevant work experience
Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted