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Mobile Crane Operator

Environmental Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Course Length

32 hours

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Course Description

This course is designed for those individuals tasked with operating Mobile Cranes.  The course focuses on the requirements set forth in 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC, OSHA's Cranes and Derricks in Construction regulation, as well as applicable ANSI and other regulations. The course focuses on mobile crane characteristics, load restrictions, operating limitations, differences in cranes, hazards associated with cranes, proper load chart reading and navigation, crane attachments, outriggers, rigging safety, sling angles, load stability, communication, and other applicable aspects of operating a Mobile Crane. The participants must pass online testing and hands-on operating exercises.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Understand regulatory requirements.
  2. Understand crane characteristics.
  3. Recognize crane limitations.
  4. Understand rigging safety.
  5. Navigate load charts.
  6. Properly utilize hand signals.
  7. Recognize and properly respond to emergency situations, hazardous weather, and other issues affecting safe operations.
  8. Safely and successfully operate the crane for the classification to be operated at your worksite, within the crane’s capability, not exceeding any limitations.

Course Outline

  1. Regulations Overview
  2. Crane Characterizations – Differences in Cranes
  3. Crane Parts and Components, Including Attachments
  4. Crane Limitations
  5. Understanding the Manufacturers’ Specifics
  6. Understanding and Navigating Load Charts
  7. Rigging Safety, Sling Angles, Load Stability
  8. PPE Guidance
  9. Safe Work Practices
  10. Proper Signaling
  11. Emergency Procedures, Weather Conditions, and Related Topics
  12. Online Testing
    • Crane Overview/General Testing
    • Crane Specific Testing (One Test for Each Crane Operated)
    • Rigging Safety
    • Signaling Testing
  13. Hands-On Operations and Course Testing