Digger Derrick Operator (On-Site)

This program provides safety training to ensure those who operate digger derricks fully understand their responsibilities for pre-operation inspection, proper set-up, safe operation, and minor maintenance.

Specific Training Objectives:

  • Equipment design characteristics
  • Capacity considerations and limitations
  • Contributing causes of accidents
  • Pre-operational inspections
  • Evaluating the work area
  • Proper set-up and use of stabilizers
  • Wire and fiber rope inspection
  • Load rating charts
  • Effects of dynamics
  • Operator safety
  • Fall protection requirements

Course Overview:

This program may be customized to address your specific equipment. When on-site training is conducted we make sure your exact equipment and operations are covered as core topics.

Key Training Elements:

  • Site and set-up
  • Operations
  • Technical knowledge
  • Manufacturer’s load charts
  • Auxiliary tools and devices

Course Topics Include:

  • Digger derrick terminology and definitions
  • Supporting surfaces and the expected loads
  • Know electric power line hazards
  • How to identify and evaluate hazards
  • Know how to perform a pre-use inspection
  • Requirements for personal protective equipment
  • Know how to plan the job
  • Understand the proper setup of digger derricks
  • Purpose of decals and placards
  • Operating in various weather conditions
  • Understand the operation of all controls
  • Federal regulations and industry standards
  • Knowledge of dielectric protection and safety
  • Know how to identify unsafe equipment conditions
  • How to swing and place the load smoothly and safely
  • Hand, voice, & non-standard signals
  • Machine shut down and secure
  • How to verify machine capacity
  • Requirements for operational aids & safety devices
  • Know how to recognize hazards
  • Proper procedures for load control
  • Know how to react to emergency conditions
  • Know the effects of dynamic loading and side loading
  • Operations for digging and pole setting
  • Functions and limitations of the digger derrick
  • Load line proper use and care
  • Protective measures against electrical hazards
  • Load share in multi-digger derrick lifts
  • Significance instruments and gauge readings
  • Requirements for inspections and basic maintenance
  • How to use attachments and accessories
  • Requirements of qualification and/or certification
  • Operations and requirements for the use of winches
  • How to verify the load chart is the appropriate
  • How to use capacity load charts
  • How to calculate net capacity using the load charts

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    Field Coaching: We will work with your operators one-on-one to help them build the skills necessary to ensure safety and job performance.

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    Site Specific: Crane Tech will never deliver a "canned" program to your site. Our Training Director listens carefully to learn your work requirements, your exact equipment, and training objectives. Site specific training means just that; Instruction that fits your company like a glove, and it’s where Crane Tech excels. We incorporate your policies so there are no conflicts between our instruction and your in-house efforts, and all government agency programs are tailored to your specific agency policies.

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