Stiff Boom - 20 Tonnes & Under

Follow these steps to become a certified Stiff Boom – 20 Tonnes & Under (SB20) crane operator.  SB20 cranes have a maximum lifting capacity of 20 tonnes or less.

Step 1

Register with BC Crane Safety

You will need a BC Crane Safety registration number to make any application.  This is a quick and free on-line process

Step 2

Apply for Level B

This certificate is for you if you are learning to operate a crane as part of a workplace training program.

This certificate is also for you if you are a fully trained operator who is not yet certified to operate in BC.

Step 3

Apply for Level A

Once you have completed your training and feel confident in your operating skills, you can move to Level A or your Full Scope Certification.

A Full Scope operator has the defined skills, knowledge and ability to perform any lift presented on any given day within the safe operation and lifting capacity of the crane being used.

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Level C

This certificate is for new / prospective crane operators. Level C Letters of Permission allow a prospective crane operator to learn in a controlled, directly supervised environment. It in no way indicates that the holder possesses competence to run a crane.

Restricted certification

Level D

This Certificate is for operators making specified lifts on specific crane type(s) at a single worksite. It is held by the employer on behalf of the employee and is not transferable between worksites or employers. Should the Level D crane operator leave the employ of the company named on the Level D Certificate, the Certificate is invalidated.

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