The Overhead Crane course is designed to upgrade material-handling practices within your company by teaching the basics of safe crane and sling operation to increase productivity and efficiency, while reducing the risk of product damage, property damage, and accidents. This will assist you in meeting OSHA requirements described in 29 CFR 1910.179 for Overhead & Gantry Cranes.

There are two parts to this overhead crane safety program: (1) a 2hr classroom session and (2) an operator evaluation where your employees can demonstrate their ability to operate the company equipment safely and efficiently.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Crane-Overhead training, the student will be familiar with:

  • Review material handling regulations to comply with OSHA
  • Complete Pre-Shift checks and inspections
  • Analyzing the lift
  • Use of sling charts for load limits and capacity
  • Maintaining a safe distance
  • Lifting, moving, placing loads
  • Standard safe practices
  • Controls and basic operation
  • Use of chains, slings, spreader bars, grabbers, and other attachments
  • All other OSHA-required topics

Additional Information

Course Length: 4 hrs

Course Required By: ASME B30.2, B30.17, and B30.5; 29 CFR 1910.179

Written Exam: Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Retraining: Student is responsible for retraining when Basic Rigging Certification expires.

Prerequisite: Basic Rigging

Practical Exam:

  • Each Operator will be evaluated on the safe use of cranes/slings, using equipment they normally operate
  • Evaluations are done one employee at a time, allowing others to return to normal work duties while waiting their turn

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