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Crane safety course

Cranes Safety is a training that will help employees who work with cranes to understand OSHA guidelines for safe operation of these machines. Topics covered include weight capacity, OSHA approved gear and equipment, accident prevention, using load charts, familiarity with different cranes including boom cranes, tower cranes, and truck cranes.

Course Content

  • Weight capacity, hoist ropes, and rope and pulley cranes.
  • The issues caused by accidents including injury and equipment problems.
  • Introduction to OSHA crane safety regulations to avoid injury and equipment damage.
  • The areas covered by OSHA regulations including ground conditions,inspections, assembly and disassembly
  • Updates to regulations the rules concerning assembly.
  • Certifications that OSHA recognized for Signal persons.
  • Preventing Accidents
  • Major causes of accidents: poor judgments, lack of attention,and overconfidence.
  • Mental checklist for crane operation.
  • An overview of how to be mentally prepared for crane operation, including state of mind, medications, and current emotional state.
  • OSHA approved protective gear.
  • Inspecting the area around the crane for hazards.
  • Checking the crane itself for potential mechanical issues, including “limit switches”.
  • Cranes and Lift
  • An overview of Boom Cranes, their correct assembly, and proper usage with loads.


Expected Outcome

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Appreciate what powerful and dangerous Cranes can be.
  • Comprehend OSHA regulations and their affect on coworkers.
  • Wear the proper OSHA approved equipment.
  • Identify the various types of cranes being used and inspect them properly.
  • Know the weight restrictions on various cranes.
  • Rig, lift, and correctly load a crane for operation in line with OSHA standards.
  • How to properly hand signal to communicate during a lift.
  • Using taglines to control and position a load.
  • How to properly land the load without creating an accident.
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Covered and excluded equipment in the standard
  • Importance of ground conditions
  • Use of synthetic slings


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