Crane Operator Training – Bigfoot Crane Academy
From the start of the BC CraneSafe process, to the provision of state of the art operator training, Bigfoot Crane sets and maintains the highest operations standards in the industry. Here at the Academy, our goal is to provide a detailed crane operator training program which enhances the operators’ understanding of crane safety, operations and the industry itself. Our program is developed in conjunction with the University of the Fraser Valley to meet strict requirements and industry standards.
Below you will find crane academy testimonials from some of our customers.
“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.”
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.”
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.”
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!”
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.”
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.”
Imperial Sign Corporation