Fulford Certification


Phone: 604.398.5230  |  Toll free: 1.888.952.6033

Fax: 604.398.5236  |  Email: info@fulford.ca

Training & Certification

Pedestal Mount Folding Crane

WorkSafe BC has a Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] with Transport Canada for areas of shared jurisdiction. Under WorkSafe BC Guideline 14.34 any operator of a hoisting device In British Columbia (including marine pedestal mounted cranes) are required to be trained and assessed as competent.

Fulford offers on-site marine pedestal mount crane training and certification which includes:

Hand Signals

  • Demonstrate all common hand signals

How to Use Load Charts

  • Reading load charts
  • Gross versus net capacity

Pedestal Mount Crane Operator

  • $2,950 for up to 5 participants

Receive the Pedestal Mount Crane Operator Certificate of Completion wallet card (no photo) – valid for 3 years


Pedestal Mount Crane Operator

  • $600 per operator

Receive the Pedestal Mount Crane Operator Certificate of Competence wallet ID card – valid for 5 years.


The assessment is independent of the training session. Operators are not required to take the training session in order to be assessed.

Cranes on the Water

  • WorkSafe regulations
  • Effects of list & trim
  • Use of list charts
  • Impact of lifting on vessel list and metacentric stability
  • Impact of dynamic forces on lifting capacity
  • Weight of submerged load calculations
  • Why submerged loads are critical lifts

Pre-Operational Inspection

  • Boom & boom attachments
  • Swing circle, turret & winch
  • Hoist load lines
  • Main block, overhaul ball, hooks & sheaves
  • Rigging components

Machine Set-up

  • Hazard assessment
  • Vessel stability – spuds, anchors, lines
  • List indicator within chart
  • Controls functioning properly
  • Warning devices functioning

Crane Operation

  • 10 keys to safe operation
  • How to control the lifted load
  • How to catch a swinging load
  • Compensating for list & trim
  • Crane operation target course with and without a load
  • Crane shut down procedure

Synthetic Rope Rigging

  • Synthetic fibre rope sling requirements
  • Synthetic rope sling rejection criteria
  • Synthetic fibre rope safety factor calculations



Pedestal Mount Crane