Tower Crane Operator
Tower crane operators use tower cranes to lift, move, position and place materials and equipment. They calculate the crane’s lifting capacities and determine load weight, participate in setting up and dismantling the crane, and position and stabilize the crane before the lift. They also perform regular inspections, and do minor repairs and maintenance on the equipment.
Designation Year: 2010
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Trade title: Tower Crane Operator in BC, NL, NS, PE, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator (Tower Crane) (AB), Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Branch 3 (Tower Crane Operator) (MB), Crane Operator (QC), Hoisting Engineer - Tower Crane Operator (ON)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Tower Crane Operator trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
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