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Wellhead Boom Truck Operator

Learn about the safe operation of wellhead boom trucks. This program covers boom truck inspections, safe operating practices, rules and responsibilities, reading and using capacity charts, wire rope, rigging safety and hands-on-boom operation.

DESIGNED FOR

Personnel engaged in wellhead pumping wireline, coiled tubing operations, snubbing and perforating operations, and rig up and rig out slant service rig operations.

PROVINCIAL RECOGNITION

  • Alberta - This course has been approved by Alberta Advanced Education as meeting the training requirement for Wellhead Boom Truck Operator certification.
  • Saskatchewan - The Alberta Advanced Education Wellhead Boom Truck Operator certification is also accepted by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission for wellhead operations in Saskatchewan.
  • British Columbia - Enform’s Wellhead Boom Truck Operator training certificate is endorsed by WorkSafeBC for wellhead operations in British Columbia; however, operators must register with the British Columbia Association of Crane Safety (BCACS) before they can work in British Columbia. Please visit the BCACS website for more information.

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

The Enform Wellhead Boom Truck Operator (WHBT) course is the technical training component for candidates pursuing apprenticeship in the WHBT trade. Candidates wishing to pursue an apprenticeship in the WHBT trade must first submit a completed Apprenticeship Application Form to Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) for approval. Application forms and additional information on the WHBT trade are available from any AIT office or at Trade Secrets Alberta.

Once registered with AIT and accepted as a Registered Apprentice, the candidate may apply and register for the Enform WHBT course.

Application Instructions:

Once the candidate application has been processed and accepted by AIT:

1. Complete and submit the WHBT application form to whbt@enform.ca
2. Upon notification from Enform that the application is successful, contact Enform (enrolment services) to enroll in an upcoming WHBT course
As an alternative to attending regularly scheduled WHBT courses at Enform offices, Enform also offers this course on a contract basis at employer sites. Employers may contact whbt@enform.ca for details and contract pricing.

Results from this course (70% pass grade) are the technical training element for the WHBT trade and will be forwarded to Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT). As AIT issues the apprenticeship and journeyman trade certificates for this program, no Enform Certificate is issued. In addition to this technical training, participants are required to satisfy all AIT trade requirements including successful completion of the AIT theory exam and supervised mentoring with a journeyperson WHBT operator to achieve journeyman trade status.
  • CSA Approved hard hat
  • CSA Approved seasonal footwear
  • CSA Approved safety glasses
  • Flame-resistant protective coveralls or clothing
  • Seasonal leather gloves

Please ensure you bring your own equipment

Prior to registering for the Enform course, applicants must have their work experience verified by Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office.

Visit Trade Secrets Alberta to view the exam counseling sheets, textbook, and resource listings.

Students are expected to punctually attend all five days of the course. Course starts at 8 a.m. Participants who are late may be refused admission. If a student missed a significant portion of the essential course content, then they may be asked to leave and not be certified.

  • Enform Requires 15 Business days’ notice of course transfer or cancellation. Any changes made between 15 and 5 business days of the course start date will be subject to a 50% course fee. All changes made after 5 business days of the course start date will not be refunded. This supersedes any and all other cancellation provisions with regards to this course.

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