OVERHEAD CRANE COMPETENT WORKER

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INSTRUCTION

OVERHEAD CRANE COMPETENT WORKER

(1 day course with a maximum occupancy of 8 students)

The following topics are covered in the Overhead Crane Course:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations related to cranes
  • Types of Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes
  • Specific components and terminology
  • Crane capacities
  • Critical lift procedures
  • Inspection
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Crane operation
  • Introduction to basic rigging including:
    • basic rigging components
    • inspection of rigging
    • basic hitches
    • sling angles
    • load weight determination
    • center of gravity
  • Lift planning
  • Hand signals
  • Emergency procedures

Overhead crane is a course consisting of two sections. The first section includes the classroom theory portion of the course, and a written exam. Practical training and evaluations with onsite equipment are then performed during the second section of training. Course duration is dependent on the capacity of cranes to be operated as indicated in Section 204 and Table 16 of the Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996.