Picker Truck Certification

Truck mounted cranes, knucklebooms, pickers and boom trucks under 8 tons are all covered in this course. In our on site picker truck training course, operators will learn how to inspect the structural integrity of these versatile lifting machines and the frame work of the truck they are mounted on, including their safety systems and familiarizing participants with the crane limitations. We take all operators through best practices, safety legislation and the core fundamentals of operation. Finally each participant will have to complete an operational test to acquire their picker truck certification.

Course Outline

This course covers all apsects of the safe operation of truck mounted cranes. Upon completion, each participant will have a deep understanding of their crane and its unique operating characteristics.

Topics Covered

  • OHS Regulations
  • Picker Truck Fundamentals
  • Stability / Principles of Balance
  • Proper Load Handling / Outriggers
  • Load Weight / Crane Capacity
  • Tag Line / Hand Signals
  • Pre-operational Inspection


  • 8:00am Class Starts
    (Unless otherwise requested)
  • 8:00 - 11:30 Picker Truck Theory
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Theory Test
  • 12:00 Lunch break.
  • 1:00 - 2:30 Practical Examination
    Experienced Operators
  • 2:30 - Practical Examination
    Novice Operators

All AFSC programs, including content and structure, meet or exceed all existing regulations and standards, including OSHA 29 (CFR 1910.178), Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2, plus Part II), Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, Canadian Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/86-304), WCB Alberta, CSA (B335-04) ANSI/ITSDF B56.1-2012