Tower 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 the in-school tower crane operator apprenticeship training.
Training and benefits:
This program provides the fundamentals of safety, equipment characteristics, and operational practices that apply to tower cranes. Ample hands-on practice develops the basic skills of both hammerhead and luffing jib tower crane operation and maintenance.
The Branch 3 (339B) apprenticeship requires common core and an additional 2 levels of in-school advanced training.
- Manuals, regulations, & policies
- Safe working environment
- Hazards of high voltage
- Emergency rescue procedures
- Signals & communications
- Types, components, & terms
- Pre-operational inspection
- Wire rope & rigging
- Fall protection
- Pre-lift set-up & planning
- Crane capacity & configuration
- Hammerhead / luffing jib crane operations
- Climbing cranes
- Crane maintenance
- First-aid & CPR
Note: Hoisting engineer apprentices start their in-school training with the Level 1.
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