Mobile Crane Operator
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.
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:
- Understand regulatory requirements.
- Understand crane characteristics.
- Recognize crane limitations.
- Understand rigging safety.
- Navigate load charts.
- Properly utilize hand signals.
- Recognize and properly respond to emergency situations, hazardous weather, and other issues affecting safe operations.
- Safely and successfully operate the crane for the classification to be operated at your worksite, within the crane’s capability, not exceeding any limitations.
- Regulations Overview
- Crane Characterizations – Differences in Cranes
- Crane Parts and Components, Including Attachments
- Crane Limitations
- Understanding the Manufacturers’ Specifics
- Understanding and Navigating Load Charts
- Rigging Safety, Sling Angles, Load Stability
- PPE Guidance
- Safe Work Practices
- Proper Signaling
- Emergency Procedures, Weather Conditions, and Related Topics
- Online Testing
- Crane Overview/General Testing
- Crane Specific Testing (One Test for Each Crane Operated)
- Rigging Safety
- Signaling Testing
- Hands-On Operations and Course Testing