July 25, 2003

Determining Competency in a Crane Inspector

The Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC) put on a show in Ottawa for this year’s CRAC Conference spanning four days from May 29 to June 1, 2003. Over two hundred people representing Canada’s crane industry attended. The delegates were treated to a great round of golf at Eagle Creek Golf Course, dinner among a number of historic airplanes at the Aviation Museum, and some fantastic food and dancing on banquet night with a ten piece band supplying the rock ‘n’ roll.
March 25, 2003

CSA Inspection on Aerial Lift Devices

The CSA standards covering scissorlift platforms (B354.2-01) and boom type aerial platforms (B354.4-02) were updated in the last two years after last being published in 1982. The B354 series is cited in Ontario’s construction regulations as being the minimum requirements for design, construction, and operation of aerial work platforms in this province.
October 25, 2002

OH&S Fines and Violations

Domson Engineering & Inspection were contracted to provide lift engineering services at Petro-Canada’s Oakville refinery during a shutdown occurring this month. The first major lift, however, occurred on August 11, 2002 involving a new 110 foot fractionator tower weighing in at 325,000 lbs.
June 25, 2002

The Role of the Mobile Crane Inspector and the Engineer

Most inspection companies do not have engineering capabilities and therefore hire an engineer to sign off their crane inspections.