Overhead Crane Operator and Basic Rigger

Course Introduction

This highly interactive and hands on course is designed to teach overhead crane and hoist operators the safe operating procedures and basic safe rigging principles for typical overhead hoist situations.

This overhead crane and hoist training provides instruction on safe operating practices, proper load handling, pre-use inspection and incident avoidance. We place emphasis on informing the operator on the interaction of overhead crane components which makes an operator better able to provide early detection of unsafe conditions.

Course Details

The course outline is as follows:

  • Part 1-Introduction to applicable standards
  • Part 2- Overhead crane safety
  • Part 3- Introduction to Rigging
  • Part 4- Load Properties
  • Part 5- Other Hardware
  • Part 6- Synthetic Slings
  • Part 7- Wire Rope Slings
  • Part 8- Chain Slings
  • Part 9- Rigging Examples
  • Part 10- Practice Examples
  • Part 11-Summary, Quiz, Course Evaluation

Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to

  • Recognize different types of overhead cranes and how they work.
  •  Identify various types of overhead cranes based on their features and characteristics.
  •  Identify the major parts of an overhead crane.
  •  Recognize how different types of overhead crane move.
  •  Properly inspect overhead cranes.
  •  Recall when overhead cranes must be inspected.
  •  Identify the parts of an overhead crane that must be inspected.
  •  Identify possible problems to look for during inspections.
  •  Identify procedures to follow if damage is found during an inspection.
  •  Safely operate an overhead crane.
  •  Identify possible hazards when operating an overhead crane.
  •  Recall where to find the rated capacity of a crane.
  •  Recognize how to measure load weight.
  •  Recognize ways to ensure a safe load before lifting.
  •  Recognize how the buttons work on a control pendant.
  •  Identify the correct procedures for operating overhead cranes.
  •  Use proper devices and procedures when rigging loads.
  •  Identify common types of rigging.
  •  Identify safety precautions when rigging a load.
  •  Identify the preferred sling angle when lifting.
  •  Identify how to determine load center of gravity.