Working Safely With Overhead Cranes Training

Working Safely With Overhead Cranes Training

This course provides workers with general information about how to work safely with overhead cranes and related equipment.

Course Duration
60 minutes



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Best practices in working with overhead cranes can save lives and prevent serious injuries. This overhead cranes training course provides information about overhead crane equipment and procedures that can prevent fatalities and injuries.

Who Needs Overhead Crane Training Online?

Individuals working at a site using overhead cranes and related equipment and their supervisors.

Course Outline

Crane operation overview

  • Importance of using safe practices
  • Each crane is different
  • Information from manufacturer
  • Importance of manufacturer manuals
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Operator responsibilities
  • Working with cranes under 3000 pounds

Operator Training

  • Employer responsibilities
  • Operator training
  • Knowledge of capacities, controls, checks
  • Energizing
  • Starting and shutdown
  • Operating procedures, signal
  • Standards, regulations, policies
  • Rigger training
  • Working with cranes under 3000 pounds

Best Practices

  • Hand signals introduction
  • PPE
  • Limit switches
  • Supervisors
  • Loads
  • Power failure
  • Visual inspections
  • Load carrying, side pulls
  • Compressed gas lifting
  • Signal best practices
  • Controllers
  • Main switches
  • Attaching and moving a load
  • Before lifting
  • Working with cranes under 3000 pounds

Inspection and Maintenance

  • Importance of inspection and maintenance
  • Inspection classifications
  • Maintenance overview
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Precautions
  • Out of order and log/tag out signs
  • Interference
  • Guards

Special Considerations

  • Floor cranes
  • Gantry cranes
  • Jib cranes
  • Saddle cranes

Guidelines and Standards

  • Permits
  • Checklist
  • Authorization
  • CSA and other standards
  • Regulations



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