About James Hickey Industrial Training School
James Hickey Industrial Training School first opened its doors in 2010 after it became increasingly apparent that operators were not being consistently trained to an acceptable standard and that many operators lacked the knowledge and skills it takes to become a competent and safe hoist operator. Thanks to our equipment, facility, experience, and knowledge, as well as a consultation with Technical Safety BC, we are able to offer a complete and thorough hoist operator certification course that is specifically designed to effectively train and educate operators.
At James Hickey Industrial Training School, we specialize in the complete and thorough training for operator certification in British Columbia. Our course includes hands-on training on our fully operational hoist tower, giving students real life training in order to better prepare them for working in the field. Our goal is to ensure that each of our students has a complete understanding of an operator’s rules and regulations, as well as overall safety.
Meet our founder
Jim Hickey was the founder of Tall Crane Equipment Ltd. over 30 years ago. Tall Crane supplies construction elevators to the high-rise industry for moving personnel and materials up and down the building during the construction phase. Jim started with only a couple of man-lifts and, throughout the years, has accumulated over a hundred units, making Tall Crane one of the largest suppliers of construction elevators in North America.