Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council


CHRSC General Meeting Summary

The January 14, 2013 General Meeting of the Canadian Hoisting and Rigging Safety Council Meeting was held in a space generously provided by the Manufacturers’ Health and Safety Association in Edmonton, Alberta.

Attendance was impressive for a cold and snowy day in Edmonton with over 25 attendees from as far away as Ontario and Oregon. A wide range of parties and industries were represented including crane rental, oil and gas, crane companies, pipeline, transmission, various union locals and internationals, wire rope, chemicals, helicopters, training, construction and regulators.

Presentation and discussion topics included:

  • an introduction to the Council Executive Committee
  • a presentation and discussion on Council Governance
  • a review of projects under consideration that are eligible for federal government funding
  • a discussion focusing on the October 2013 CRC conference in Edmonton

Information on the outcomes of the General Meeting and other updates will be made available on the CHRSC website on an ongoing basis.

Harmonization Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in this survey. Results are as of December 26, 2012.


Which role best describes what you do?

Listed from most popular to least:

  • Trainer (14)
  • Crane Owner (5)
  • Crane Operator(5)
  • Rigging (company & supply) (4)
  • Contractor (2)
  • HSE (2)
  • Safety Inspector/Advisor (2)
  • Alberta Apprenticeship
  • Construction Manager
  • CRSP
  • Equipment Coordinator
  • Industry Association


Which jurisdiction do you work in?

  • Alberta (8)
  • British Columbia (5)
  • Ontario (3)
  • Saskatchewan (3)
  • Northwest Territories (2)
  • Manitoba
  • Yukon


Local Media Makes Long-Term Commitment to Support CRC Canada

MCM Events, the conferences and events division of Maximum Capacity Media, has announced that its third Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada will take place Oct. 22-23, 2013, at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort in Alberta.

Crane professionals from all the western provinces and many from the United States are expected to attend the two-day event, while a strong contingent from the oil sands in Fort McMurray is anticipated. CRC Canada 2013 will address crane and rigging supervisors, facilities managers, and safety personnel. Critical lifting, rigging, overhead cranes, standards and training will again be among key topics.

MCM Events is delighted to confirm that Crane & Hoist Canada magazine has agreed a long-term media partnership with CRC Canada. Crane & Hoist Canada, which is published by Capamara Communications Inc., is the only magazine focused exclusively on Canada’s crane and hoist sectors. The title has supported CRC Canada since it was launched.

Republished from Lifting360 newsletter.

Rising Profile

MCM Events’ Crane & Rigging Conference Canada gained momentum with another successful event at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta.

The second Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada featured the public inauguration of the Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council (CHRSC). The independent group also formed a panel to conclude the two-day event at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, 13-14 September, sharing with delegates a commitment to ensure positive change and better harmonize the way cranes, hoists and rigging equipment are used in the region.

CHRSC acting chairperson Fraser Cocks, executive director, British Columbia Association for Crane Safety, said: “The intent of the council is to ensure that the members consist of applicable major stakeholders across Canada.”

The event again provided opportunities to improve the management of crane operations before, during, and after the lift. Fleet and facilities managers, safety leaders, operators and riggers, participated in sessions to help users apply new regulations; evaluate and safely prepare the work environment; hone inspection skills; manage and maintain equipment; and learn from colleagues and competitors.

The conference focused on construction, mobile cranes, overhead cranes, hoists and rigging. Organizer MCM Events is expected to confirm dates for CRC Canada 2013 in the coming weeks. The CHRSC will again address attendees and report on the progress it has made over the past 12 months.

A full roundup of this year’s event will appear in the November issue.

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