Training Types

Boom Truck Training - 'A' Ticket Preparation Course

Pre-Requisites – Participants must have successfully completed the following BEFORE registering for this course:

  1. Obtain a valid ITA Level ‘B’/Provisional Crane Certification – This online training course and exam is offered externally through Fulford
  2. Complete Airbrake Training through an ICBC recognized Driver Training School. 
  3. Upon successful completion of the Airbrakes course, make an appointment to write the exam and obtain the Air Brakes Endorsement from the local ICBC Driver Licensing Office within 90 days 
  4. Keep training logs 
  5. Intend to write the ‘A’ Ticket Exam

IMPORTANT NOTE: Members will be reimbursed by WJETS for the cost of the pre-requisite courses and exams upon successful completion. Prior approval from your Training Coordinator is required.

Space is limited to 5 participants. Those without intention of obtaining an ‘A’ Ticket or those who are unable to provide proof of the required pre-requisites will be removed from the course. 

This 3-Day Boom Truck/’A’ Ticket Crane Operator Exam Prep Course Covers the following: 

  • Pre-trip  / load charts/paper work/ hand signals /identify parts of truck and what to look for on the pre-trip
  • Driving on different sites /LOA for substations /grounding truck and why in substations
  • Set up truck, levelling truck and why. different ways for picking loads/ placing loads on ground or truck
  • Operating methods( short or long stick differences and why and when to use them)
  • Operator responsibility and working with crews (on ground and in the air) Where spotters and signal person and using multiple signal people
  • Practice moving boom using controls. How to use multiple controls at the same time
  • Different ways of moving loads with different controls.
  • Packing up truck to make it safe to move with or without a load
  • General safety on and around the lifting area
  • Prepping for “A” level test:
    • Hand signals
    • Load chart
    • Setup truck
    • Moving boom and ball smoothly to the different targets with and with out load for test