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Crane Operator & Safety Training - Course 700 - 1 Day

Course number: 700
Length: 1 day
Price: $685.00

This 1-day overhead crane operator safety training course is ideal for companies that add a few new operators each month but do not have enough for an On-Site Training Course.  This course will help you meet OSHA and ASME B30.2 requirements for training. Seasoned and Novice crane operators alike benefit from the information concerning basic crane construction, rigging, crane controls, load swing, and pre-operational inspections.

(What I liked most about the seminar was...) Hands on inspection. Excellent day trip to manufacturing facility.

Cami Automotive Doug W.

A very helpful instructor. Great Job.

Montenay Power Victor G.

1 day -good length, Overall - Very Good.

Marathon Oil Eric J.

Our instructor was great and was very knowledgeable

Harley Davidson Michael K.

The information was given in a way that was easy to understand. Atmosphere was
good and also helped to have the videos to break up the course.

Stora Enso Jason W.

Crane Safety Training for Operators

This course is geared toward the crane operator and the supervisory personnel responsible for the daily operation and safe performance of cranes. The course covers major crane components, safe operating practices, daily checklists, communications, and operator inspections per OSHA, documentation requirements, and hands-on demonstrations. Each participant will have the opportunity to perform an actual pre-operation inspection that is required by OSHA . 

Each participant will also receive a comprehensive course workbook to use as a source for future reference. The working knowledge participants acquire from this course will greatly reduce downtime and possible serious injury to personnel caused by improper crane operation.

Do your crane operators know:

  • Emergency Stop Signals
  • How much weight they can safely lift with each crane in your plant?
  • Shut down procedures?
  • How to control load swing?

Untrained and poorly trained operators cause more crane accidents and millions of dollars in damage each year. Our overhead crane operator training program is designed to provide your operators with the information they need to help prevent accidents and product damage while increasing productivity.

Course objectives

  • Identify and explain the function of all major crane components and assemblies
  • Define the minimum qualifications and requirements of a crane operator
  • Perform and document the daily crane inspection procedure required by OSHA
  • Understand the four rules of safe and proficient crane operation
  • Perform precise spotting of loads and make precision lifts
  • Become familiar with the proper techniques to minimize load swing
  • Explain and practice all recommended hand signals
  • Understand the basic rigging procedures to attach a load to the hook
  • Understand the requirements of crane operators per OSHA 1910.179

Course outline

  • What is an Overhead Crane?
    • Identify all major components of a crane, gantry, jib, etc
    • Explain the function of all major assemblies and components
  • Crane Operator Qualifications

    • Minimum legal requirements
  • Know the cranes you operate

    • Identify the types of cranes found in your plant
    • Discuss the features that are found on your cranes and their operating characteristics.
  • Practical instruction at a crane; Conducting a daily operator inspection

    • Emergency stop operation and disconnects
    • Hook block, hook, rope inspection
    • Upper limit check
    • Crane control operation
    • Locating and identifying the crane runway disconnect
  • Safe and productive lifting techniques – hoist, trolley bridge

    • DVD – “Overhead Cranes Safe Operation” – Approximately 20 minutes
    • The Four Rules of a Safe and Efficient Crane Operator
    • Hoist – Slack out of ropes / no side pulling / hoist brakes / jogging
    • Trolley – Positioning / judging drift / load swing
    • Bridge – Judging drift / load swing / positioning
    • Safe Rigging practices
  • Safety – The Do’s and Don’ts of Hoisting
  • Crane Operating Hand Signals – ANSI Standards
  • OSHA Safety requirements – 1910.179 – What are the requirements on handling loads?

  • Final Review

    • Crane Operator Test (written)

Contact Konecranes crane training center now for questions or view all crane training classes available.

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