Training and operator competency is key to safe crane use in the workplace. This program will provide participants with the knowledge required to use an overhead crane safely and efficiently. This course covers a variety of industrial type cranes including bridge, jib, and gantry cranes.
In order to receive a certificate of competency, the participant must achieve a passing grade on the written in-class test and pass the practical skills evaluation. The practical skills evaluation is to be performed at the worker’s place of employment.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss applicable legislation
- Identify hazards specific to crane use
- Perform pre-operational checks
- Identify how to rig a load
- Explain capacity and sling angles
- Follow safe operating procedures
- Operate a crane safely
Our overhead crane program is designed in accordance with CSA B167-08 Overhead travelling cranes – Design, inspection, testing, maintenance, and safe operation.
Participant’s Manual, test, a record of attendance, and wallet card
Overhead crane operators, supervisors, JHSC members, and health and safety representatives
Ont. Reg. 851 – Industrial Establishments s. 51(2)
Ont. Reg. 213/91 – Construction Projects 96. (1)
Upon completion of the theory portion of the program, a hands-on practical evaluation is required to complete certification. Our theory course is set to run approximately 1 day. Times may vary as a result of the different styles of equipment, and numbers of participants. If the theory portion of the course is completed early, the instructor will complete as many evaluations as possible within the allotted time frame.
A $100/person charge applies for each evaluation. If additional evaluations are required for different types of lifting devices, then a charge of $50/person/lifting device will apply. Additional charges will apply if lifting device evaluations are required outside the 519, 548 and 226; 416, 437 and 647; and 289, 365 and 905 area codes. OSG recommends that practical evaluations be completed within 90 days of completing the theory portion of the program.
In order for evaluations to be completed, the following conditions must be met:
- Lifting device scheduling confirmation received in advance
- The participant has a minimum of 1-day practical experience on each piece of equipment he/she will be operating
- Equipment is in good working order and annual equipment certification is completed