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Skip Navigation LinksTower Crane Apprenticeship Program

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.

Topics:

  • 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
  • WHMIS
  • First-aid & CPR     

Note: Hoisting engineer apprentices start their in-school training with the Level 1.


Additional Program Information:

 

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