Course Outlines

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.

Rigging Course

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

A certificate of training will be provided by Bigfoot Crane Academy as record that you have participated in formal training. There is currently no assessment or certification required in BC. 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.

Training at Your Location

Bigfoot Crane Academy can provide custom training at your location; the instructor’s rate is a flat fee of $1,500.00 per day plus taxes and any travel expenses.  Maximum number of students for on-site theory and practical training is eight employees per session. The employer will be responsible for any certification or assessment fees with Fulford Certification.

40 Tonnes & Under Stiff Boom Crane Operator Program

Bigfoot Crane Academy has partnered with the University of the Fraser Valley to provide 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.

Call the Academy – (604) 626-2568

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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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