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Overhead Crane

Environmental Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Course Length

8 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

Comprised of both classroom and hands-on training is designed for those individuals tasked with operating overhead cranes, including bridge, gantry, and jib cranes. The course focuses on the requirements set forth in 29 CFR 1910.179, OSHA’s Overhead and Gantry Cranes regulation, as well as 29 CFR 1910.184, OSHA’s Slings regulation, focusing on the rigging associated with crane operations.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Understand legal requirements such as OSHA regulations and ANSI standards.
  2. Understand hazards associated with crane operations.
  3. Understand various parts of the crane and key inspection components and requirements.
  4. Understand control systems and operations.
  5. Understand safe operating procedures.
  6. Understand handling special case loads.
  7. Understand the differences among various slings and attachments used for rigging.
  8. Understand proper inspection of rigging equipment.
  9. Understand sling angles and the relationship to the load and load capacity.
  10. Determine sling angles, sling lengths, and working load limits.
  11. Determine center of gravity for objects being lifted.
  12. Complete necessary math to figure angles and working load limits, particularly the Pythagorean Theorem.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Parts of the Overhead Crane
  3. Jib Cranes
  4. Control Systems and Operations
  5. General Safety Rules
  6. Inspections
  7. Operational Procedures
  8. Crane Maintenance
  9. Handling Special Case Loads
  10. Slings
  11. Other Lifting Devices
  12. Care & Storage
  13. Determining Load Weight and Center of Gravity
  14. Sling Angles
  15. Types of Hitches
  16. Safety Precautions with Various Rigging Components
  17. Pythagorean Theorem
  18. Hands-On Exercises