Fulford Certification

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Phone: 604.398.5230  |  Toll free: 1.888.952.6033

Fax: 604.398.5236  |  Email: info@fulford.ca

How to Register & Book an Assessment

REGISTER with the BCACS

You need to be registered with the BC Association for Crane Safety (BCACS). If you are already registered, please include your BCACS number on your application form. If you are not registered with the BCACS, please follow the link below. If you have any questions regarding registration with BCACS, please contact us by email at info@fulford.ca or call us toll free at 1.888.952.6033.

BCACS  |   www.bccranesafety.ca  | T: 604.525.1227  |  info@bccranesafety.ca

BOOK an Assessment

To begin the certification process, you need to fill out and submit an application form.

Each application is for one crane type only. Find out which types of crane each crane type is qualified to operate. On the application form, you need to indicate the crane make and model.

Upon successful completion of your assessment, you will be issued the CraneSafe Certificate — for the crane type you indicated on your application form — which will be sent to you by mail.

RE-ASSESSMENT
If you are not found to be competent, you will be given opportunity to re-assess (details below).

How can I tell if I'm ready for the Level A assessment?

Practical Skills & Knowledge
See these documents for a detailed description of the skills you need for the Hand Signals and On-Crane sections.

Learning Guides and Practice Exercises
These documents provide a range of questions with detailed answers on Load Charts and Rigging calculations.

Training Resources & Links
For hand signals, tower crane handbook, WorkSafeBC regulations for wire rope and attachments and sample target layouts.

LEVEL A Assessment

Applications can be submitted by an individual crane operator or by the employer.

You will be assessed in person by one of our Assessors who will travel to your location.

As part of your assessment, you will complete a load chart and rigging exercise that matches the type of crane indicated on your application form. If, at the time of assessment, operational requirements mean you must use a different crane, this is alright so long as it is the same classification you want to be certified on.

The crane used for the assessment must be in good working order and have an up-to-date certification. Outrigger pads must be available for crane set up. Adequate space must be available and no power lines may be in the operating area. The minimum crane size for assessment is 25 feet (7.62 metres) of boom and a 5 ton (4.535 tonne) lifting capacity.

You will be assessed at the location of your choice on the crane of your choice.

The assessment fee includes assessor travel to any location with regular scheduled flights in Western and Northern Canada (or within 2 hours travel). Outside of these areas, please contact our main office for an estimated travel quote.

Upon successful completion of all parts of your assessment, you will be issued the CraneSafe Certificate — for the crane type you were assessed on — which will be sent to you by mail.

Level A RE-ASSESSMENT

If you are found not-yet-competent in any of the components of the assessment, you can be re-assessed up to two times within 6 months of your first assessment. If, after the second re-assessment, you are still found not yet competent in any of the components, you must wait 60 days and then begin the certification from the beginning.

Depending on the results of your assessment, you can be re-assessed in any of these components:
1. Load Charts & Rigging
2. On-Crane Practical Component
3. Full Re-Assessment

To apply for re-assessment, download the Application Form for Re-Assessment. If you are not re-assessed within 90 days of your initial assessment, you must begin the assessment process again.

How can I tell if I'm ready for the Level B & D assessment?

Prepare for the level B & D online test

LEVEL B Assessment

Applications must be signed by the operator and the employer. The employer must agree to provide INDIRECT supervision at all times. You will be assessed through an online test. Once you have submitted your application you will receive your login information via email. A score of 17/23 is required to be successful. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt, you can re-attempt the test a total of two times within 30 days of the first attempt. You will need to apply for Re-Assessment.

LEVEL C Assessment

Applications must be signed by the operator and the employer. The employer must agree to provide DIRECT supervision at all times. The operator may only operate the crane type indicated on the application form and no other.

LEVEL D Assessment

Applications must be signed by the operator and the employer. The employer must agree to provide INDIRECT supervision at all times. You will be assessed through an online test. Once you have submitted your application you will receive your login information via email. A score of 17/23 is required to be successful. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt, you can re-attempt the test a total of two times within 30 days of the first attempt. You will need to apply for Re-Assessment.

LEVEL D Mechanic Assessment