In-class & on-site

Learn how to crane and rig efficiently and safely on the job. This course is in-class and on-site so you can achieve your Crane & Rigging Operator Safety Certification when and where it's convenient for you.

This complete training program provides students with the basic crane & rigging principles, operational maintenance and safety as well as sling and rigging inspection and techniques. Cervus Equipment training includes an in-class theory session combined with a hands-on practical training portion. Each course provides a complete training material review, theory testing and practical operator evaluation. 

All Cervus Equipment courses meet safety standards nationwide. Our training is Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) and Canadian Safety Association (CSA) compliant. Cervus Equipment Operator Safety Training Centers are located in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba. 


The in-class training prorgam consists of a morning classroom session focused on theory. This is followed by an afternoon session for hands-on practical training and ends with an evaluation session on the same day. In-class training will be facilitated by an instructor for the day.

The classroom theory portion consists of:
  • General and specific legislation applicable to the workplace 
  • Basic principles of equipment operation
  • Main components of the equipment
  • Manufacturers operating manual
  • Class room environment for better understanding
  • Certified in a day, depending on skill set
  • Instructor available to answer questions
If it's more convenient, our certified trainers can train YOUR operators on YOUR equipment at YOUR facility. To find out more about on-site training, contact your local Cervus Equipment Training Center.

Our on-site training has an ‘in-class’ approach with a morning session of classroom theory and a written examination followed by an afternoon session of practical hands-on training.

  • Employees are trained on-site reducing your travel cost and time
  • Multiple employees can be trained together in your work environment
  • Employees get trained on the equipment they use on a daily basis

Course Details

  • Hydraulic and control valve aystem
  • Crane and rigging inspection
  • Operating controls and lever inspection
  • Work area hazard inspection
  • Log book documentation
  • Stability principles
  • Outrigger and boom systems
  • Unfolding the crane
  • Load charts and load handling rules
  • Loading and unloading materials
  • Remote control operation shut down procedures
  • Hand signals for safe crane eperation
  • Cold weather operation and precautions
  • Understand operation and safety precautions of the truck and crane machine
  • Knowledge of lever sequence and remote control operation
  • Knowledge of pre-operational checks
  • Complete understanding of safety instructions for equipment and work site
  • Truck and crane preparation for transport
  • Demonstrate operation of:
    • Truck and crane operation
    • Equipment checks
    • Loading and unloading
    • Maneuverability