Mobile Crane/Rigging 0-8 ton MTCU Construction Program P: 930030
OHSA regulation 213 Section 150  stipulates that no worker SHALL operate a crane or similar lifting device capable of lifting greater than 7260kg unless the worker is certified as a “hoisting engineer” under the Trades Qualification and Apprentice Act O.631/194,s.3. Capacities below this require operator proof of competence.
Although MTCU participation is voluntary, FTT has developed a program that is in line with the MTCU requirements and meets OHSA/MOL requirements.
All aspects of crane operation will be covered from crane signals – Wire and synthetic rope – Rigging and rigging hardware – Load charts – Crane Capacity and configuration – Boom extensions – Inspections etc.
This course is certified with current documentation.
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Mobile Crane Operator Training - Update
From the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Jan. 14, 2014 -- (link to full article below)
An articulating boom crane truck (“crane truck”), similar to that in Fig.1, was brought into a mechanical garage to undergo repair of a hydraulic leak in an extension cylinder. The articulating boom, also known as a knuckle boom, was mounted at the back of a flatbed of a crane truck and had a lifting capacity of 6000 kg. The articulating boom consisted of an inner boom and an outer boom with a boom extension, which could extend out of, and retract into, the outer boom.
In order to verify that the leak had been repaired, a worker at the garage extended the boom extension out of the outer boom while the articulating boom was in the stowed / travel position. This action caused the inner boom to come out of its rest position and move upward causing the outer boom and extension to suddenly drop approximately eight feet, due to a cantilever effect from the weight shift.
Read the full resource update by the MOL