OVERHEAD CRANE COMPETENT OPERATOR

GeneveaEQUIPMENT TRAINING, SAFETY TRAINING

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INSTRUCTION

OVERHEAD CRANE COMPETENT OPERATOR TRAINING

The following topics are covered in the Overhead Crane course:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and Safety Standards related to cranes
  • Types of Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes
  • Specific components and terminology
  • Wire rope characteristics and inspection
  • Crane capacities
  • Critical lift procedures
  • Inspection of the equipment
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Operation of the crane
  • Introduction to basic rigging including:
    • Basic rigging components
    • Inspection of rigging
    • Basic hitches
    • Advanced hitches
    • Sling angles
    • Load weight determination
    • Center of gravity
    • Load manipulation
  • Lift planning
  • Hand signals
  • Emergency procedures

Overhead crane is a course consisting of two sections. The first section consists of the classroom theory portion of the course, and includes a written exam. Practical training and evaluations with onsite equipment are then performed during the second section of training. This training includes extensive operating techniques and actual rigging in a controlled environment.