Crane Operator Training – Bigfoot Crane Academy

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Call the Academy – (604) 626-2568


If you’ve always wanted to create or advance a career in heavy construction, there’s no better time to get your crane operation certification.

Not only is crane operations a distinctly coveted position, it’s among the highest paid equipment operators in the business. That’s why at Bigfoot Crane Company, we maintain the highest operational and training standards in the industry.

From the moment you step foot into our academy, we focus on providing you with a detailed training program that enhances your understanding of crane safety, crane operations, and the industry itself. And in conjunction with our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment where you’ll learn how to operate a number of different cranes, we’ll also teach you about:

  • Crane safety regulations,
  • Power line safety,
  • Crane lifting techniques,
  • Workplace hazardous materials,
  • Crane inspections,
  • And construction site hazards.


Why get your crane operator certification training from Bigfoot Crane Company?

Our program has been meticulously designed along with help from the University of the Fraser Valley, making it one of the best crane operator schools in the entire country.

The Crane Operator program includes two levels: Crane Operator Level B and Crane Operator Level A. Each takes four weeks to complete, and when you’re done, you’re fully prepared to pass your Level A Certification exam to become a certified crane operator.

After passing the assessment, you become a certified Stiff Boom 40 Tonnes & Under operator with no restrictions. Assessment is completed by a Fulford Certification assessor, who determines if you pass or fail.

Times and Dates for 2015

Classes run from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm (with 30 minutes for lunch) from Monday to Friday at Bigfoot Crane Company, 2170 Carpenter Street in Abbotsford.

  • Crane Operator Level B is scheduled to run for four weeks, beginning FALL 2015.
  • Crane Operator Level A is scheduled to run for four weeks, beginning FALL 2015.

Apply for your crane operator certification at Bigfoot Crane Company today.

Looking to get training in crane rigging instead? Click here to get more information about Bigfoot Crane’s Level 1 Rigger Certification Course.

Our crane training program is supported by UFV, Fulford, and BCACS.


Schedule a Class

Or call us directly at (604) 626-2568 for more info.



“Thank you to Bigfoot Crane Academy for the fabulous crane operator training. All my guys came up to me to tell me how awesome the instructor was. Thank you again for your excellent services & flexibility. I really appreciate it and the boys do too. We look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Marit Baldwin
Training Coordinator
Surrey Construction Services
BC Hydro Field Operations


“I just wanted to send a quick thank you for an excellent job accomplished by Brad regarding training our group of potential Boom Truck Operators. Brad’s delivery of the practical training and theory was very personable, practical and relevant. He represents your company very well.  Thanks again, Brad.”

Dave Knox
Construction manger
Cloudworks Energy Inc.


“The exam for the crane operator certification can be difficult and stressful. The key to success at a minimum is the two day crane operator training program offered by the Bigfoot Crane Academy and practice on the specific crane that will be used for the assessment. As a direct result, we were able to provide our employees with the written and practical information needed for certification testing. Thank you to Charlene Barkman and her efforts to get us the most timely training and Brad Paddock for his standard of training. Brad’s approach to teaching was very well received by the workers and was instrumental to their success.”

Chris Grajek
Director of Health & Safety
Allteck Line Contractors Inc.


“North Island Communications hired Bigfoot Crane Academy to come meet us at our company in Campbell River to conduct training with four of our employees. With the new licensing required, we had to invest a lot of money in re-training and certifying our crane operators for our HIAB 160-4 Folding Boom crane. It was a pleasure to work with a real crane guy like Brad Paddock from Eagle West (acquired by Bigfoot Crane Company). He is someone we have a lot of respect for because he wasn’t just reading from a manual, he has experience operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting cranes. He did a great job! Two of our guys were experienced and two weren’t but Brad worked closely with everyone to get them well prepared for the written and practical exams. We are pleased to have this done and behind us, thank you very much for your help and great work!”

Dave Emery
North Island Communications


“The self erect tower crane training I received through the Crane Academy was very comprehensive and tailored to what I needed to learn for the practical and written exams. Andy Bullock, the instructor, was great at figuring out my strong points – knowledge I already had, and weak points – what information I needed to focus on. Overall, the crane operator training was a very pleasant experience and undoubtedly helped me be successful. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the guidance from Andy and the Bigfoot Crane Academy.”

Jason Mierau
Construction Safety Officer & Crane Operator
Mierau Contractors Ltd.


“The Crane Operator Training was excellent. I had four employees taking the course; Brad Paddock prepped all of us with practice tests and information before our class started and was committed to helping everyone have the best possible chance of passing the assessment.”

Don MacDonald
Operations Manager
Imperial Sign Corporation

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Bigfoot Crane Company
2170 Carpenter Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6B4

Toll free: 1-877-852-2192
Local: (604) 854-3218
Fax: (604) 854-5716
Email: [email protected]
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