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Skip Navigation LinksMobile Crane Apprenticeship Programs

Mobile crane operator certifications are compulsory in Ontario. Ontario residents must be registered as an apprentice prior to taking any training.

OETIO is a Training Delivery Agent (TDA) approved by the Government of Ontario, Apprenticeship Division, to deliver in-school mobile crane operator apprenticeship training.

Mobile Crane Operator Branch 1 (339A)  is an Inter-provincial trade (Red Seal), which allows the operator the opportunity to work anywhere in Canada.

Training and benefits:

This program provides the fundamentals of safety, equipment characteristics, and operational practices that apply to mobile cranes. There is ample hands-on practice to develop the basic skills of mobile crane operation and maintenance. 

The Branch 1 (339A;  8 ton - up to unlimited tonnage) apprenticeship requires common core and an additional 3 levels of in-school advanced training.

The Branch 2 (339C; 8 ton - up to and including 15 ton) apprenticeship requires only common core.

Topics:

  • Manuals, regulations & policies   
  • Safe working environment
  • Hazards of high voltage
  • Signals & communications
  • Principles of hydraulics
  • Wire rope & rigging
  • Pre-operational inspection
  • Pre-lift set-up & planning
  • Load charts
  • Crane capacity & configuration
  • Assembly & disassembly of a crane
  • Transporting a crane
  • Hydraulic crane operations
  • Conventional crane operations
  • Crane maintenance
  • WHMIS
  • First-aid & CPR
  • Fall protection

Note: Mobile and tower crane students both start their in-school training with the Level 1.




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