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Crane Operators Regulations Review : Labour and Advanced Education, Public Safety

Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education has embarked on a review of the current technical safety legislative framework. The review focuses on how the current legislation may be streamlined to reflect technological change, improve consistency, and meet the needs of a changing economy now and in the future, while ensuring that minimum regulated safety standards are achieved. For more information about the review, and the legislation affected, please click here.

On May 27, 2008, the House of Assembly passed Bill No. 167 "An Act to Improve and Promote Technical Safety in the Province", also known as the Technical Safety Act.

In early 2009, the Crane Operators and Power Engineers Act will be replaced by the new Technical Safety Act. As such, the Crane Operators Regulations must be reviewed and updated. We have prepared a Consultation Paper on proposed changes to the regulation. Submissions expressing comment, suggestions, and questions are invited from all stakeholders.

The consultation closed on, December 8th, 2008. See the Consultation Paper (PDF: 3.6mb) for more information.

A detailed flow chart showing the process for obtaining Certificates of Competency, licences, and endorsements with respect to the new classes of cranes is available below.