Bigfoot Crane Academy offers a comprehensive certification program designed to prepare you for a career as a crane operator.
This course is one-of-a-kind program; through a blend of theory and practical training you will be fully prepared to challenge the Level A assessment which takes place on the last day of the 3 week course. Upon successful completion you will be a fully certified Level A – 40 Tonnes & Under Stiff Boom and Unlimited Tonnage Folding Boom Crane operator. With Level A Cranesafe certification you will be able to start working without any supervision restrictions or company sponsorship. Level A certification is also fully recognized in Alberta and Washington State.
The Self Erecting Tower Crane Operator Certification Course takes 8 days to complete. After the course, you are fully prepared to be a competent self erecting tower crane operator on any job-site.
Taught by an accomplished crane Instructor and Rigger, this training program combines in-class content with practical experience. Students receive classroom theory and hands on practical training including calculating load weights, finding load center of gravity, rigging loads and making actual crane lifts giving direction to the crane operator. The goal of this training program is to equip you for a safe career as a knowledgeable, confident and certified self erecting tower crane operator.
The 22 Tonne & Under Folding Boom Certification Course takes 8 days to complete. After the course, and becoming certified you are fully prepared to be a competent folding crane operator on any job-site.
Taught by an accomplished Red Seal crane instructor and Rigger Certifier, the 22 Tonne & Under folding boom crane operator certification training program combines in-class content with practical experience. Students receive classroom theory and hands on practical training including calculating load weights, finding load center of gravity, rigging loads and making actual crane lifts giving direction to the crane operator. The goal of this training program is to equip you for a safe career as a knowledgeable and confident folding crane operator.
Level A Refresher Course
For folding boom, stiff boom, and hydraulic crane categories, Bigfoot Crane Academy offers an ITA and Cranesafe exam preparation course for experienced operators. This course includes one day of theory training, one day of practical training and the Fulford Certification Level A assessment on the third day. The course is designed to refresh the existing skills of the operator for their assessment; it is not to teach new operators how to operate the crane. The course includes:
- Qualified Red Seal Lattice Friction Unlimited Instructor with 20 years industry experience
- Crane for practical training and the assessment
- Training facilities in Abbotsford, BC
- Level A assessment and Fulford Certification Application fee.
The price of the course will depend on the crane category, but please contact us for more information regarding course pricing. If you prefer, we can send our instructor to your location to use your crane and your facilities for training, see Training at Your Location section below for more details.
We offer a one day rigging course for general rigging or it can be tailored to you or your company’s specific needs. This course will include:
- Safety fundamentals and regulations
- Sling types & design applications
- Rigging inspection/rejection/protection
- Determining sling tension and capacities in various hitches
- Rigging capacity chart reading and more
- Lift Planning and critical lift requirements
Upon successful completion students receive a picture I.D. wallet card valid for 5 years. This course is located at our Abbotsford, BC location, or alternatively, we can send our instructor to your location for on-site training, see Training at Your Location section below for more details.
Hoist and elevator operators play a crucial role on the job-site, and becoming one is an excellent first step to starting a career in equipment operation. We at Bigfoot are proud to lead the industry with the highest standards in operations, training, and safety.
In our program, you will be trained in the most up-to-date practices in hoist and elevator operation, safety, and industry standards. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment set the perfect context for students to learn how to do it right.
Training At Our Location
This Training Course is scheduled on demand. Classes run for three (3) days and seven (7) hours per day running from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm (with 30 minutes for lunch) from Monday to Friday at Bigfoot Crane Company, 2170 Carpenter Street in Abbotsford B.C.
Training at Your Location
Bigfoot Crane Academy can provide custom training at your location. Maximum number of students for on-site theory and practical training is six (6) employees per session.
Why get your certification training from Bigfoot Crane Company?
The Bigfoot training program is carefully designed to prepare graduates for excellence in their field. Our course is one of the best in the country, thanks to our thorough dedication to detail and protocol.
By the end of this training course, the candidate will be fully equipped to fulfill the set standards of the exam and certification process.