Skilled trades updates

A new skilled trades certification has been announced by the Province. Learn more about how it affects our gas and electrical clients.  

Skilled trades updates

A new skilled trades certification has been announced by the Province. Learn more about how it affects our gas and electrical clients.  

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Elevating Devices Mechanic Certification

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The following organizations provide training to Elevating Devices Mechanics:

Courses provided by these organizations are considered pre-approved* by Technical Safety BC, with the exception of:

  • US-based occupational and health training, specific to OSHA requirements, when a Canadian equivalent is adopted
  • Code training for standards not adopted in BC (for example, A18.1. A17.3)
  • Regulation training for non-BC regulations (for example, Ontario regulations)
  • Technical training on equipment not regulated in BC by the Elevating Devices Safety Regulations (for example, residential lifts and mobile cranes)
  • First aid training

*All submitted training must be related to the class of certificate being renewed.

While we work closely with training providers in order to recognize their courses and programs, we are not able to influence training provider offerings or schedules. If you have feedback or requests related to scheduling, we recommend contacting the training provider directly.

We also offer continuing education courses for the six hours of Act, regulations, and code training required for certificate renewal. The courses are categorized as follows:

You may also receive continuing education from a contractor or your union. If so, it’s important to reach out to them to ensure the training has been approved by Technical Safety BC. Employers can apply for course recognition by following these steps.

For each continuing education course you take, make sure you obtain a record of completion. These records will be required for certificate renewal.

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