Crane Operator & Safety Training - Course 700 - 1 Day
This 1-day overhead crane operator safety training course is offered at our Milwaukee location on a monthly schedule. This 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.
Ford Michael G.
Pick-up good information on cranes. (I) took hoists for granted until now.
Conoco PhillipsVenco Gerald G.
The instructor was very knowledgeable of our crane. I feel this is the proper way
to train both mechanical and operations on the use of the crane. I have learned more about the crane in this week than in the 7 years I have been at Venco. I recommend this course be an annual event.
Gerdau Ameristeel Bill N.
Cami Automotive Larry S.
(What I liked most about the seminar was...) Plant tours.
Clearwater Paper Brandon C.
Small group - easier to learn material.
Crane Safety Training for Operators
We do offer this course in the Milwaukee Area and in Connecticut at our facilities. To request an on-site course - please click the On-Site Training link above. We have instructors located throughout the US and Canada to provide a fast response and reduced travel costs for our customers.
This course is geared for 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. This provides participants with a valuable 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.
- 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
- 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?
- Crane Operator Test (written)