Mobile Crane Operator (On-Site)

Mobile Crane Operator Training is a dynamic program designed for operators and supervisors of all types of Mobile Cranes. Each program is custom designed to address your specific cranes. Equipment covered in this training may include: Hydraulic cranes, lattice boom cranes, carry deck cranes, and boom trucks. Course topics include Crane operational characteristics, load chart use, crane set-up, use of jibs and extensions, load indicating devices, crane stability, structural competence, frequent & periodic inspections, hazard awareness, operator responsibilities, lift planning, and standards the operator must know for compliance. Training stresses a practical approach with proven methods of accident prevention.

Specific Training Objectives:

To ensure that all personnel with responsibilities in mobile crane operations fully understand the hazardous nature of weight handling equipment operation and the requirements necessary to avoid accidents. To assure management that all personnel in these positions have been formally instructed in the necessary safety procedures and have demonstrated knowledge and skill to a qualified evaluator

Course Overview:

This program provides technical training, hands-on skills training, and the required examinations to meet OSHA standards. Participants learn from professional instructors with many years of practical experience and who are NCCCO Certified Crane Operators and Licensed NCCCO Practical Examiners.

Key Training Elements:

  • Site (Recognition of site hazards)
  • Operations (Set-up and safe operations)
  • Technical Knowledge (Crane safety and regulatory requirements)
  • Load Charts (Application of load charts, manufacturer’s notes and ratings

Course Topics Include:

  • Size and characteristics of cranes
  • Operational modes
  • Major operational components
  • Attachments: Installation and proper use
  • Capacity considerations (Net and Gross)
  • Operational limitations
  • Safety devices: Requirements and purpose
  • Accident analysis and preventative action
  • Operator’s responsibilities
  • Pre-operational inspections
  • Crane manufacturer’s instructions
  • Load devices equipment & safety devices
  • Recognizing unsafe conditions
  • Evaluation of the work site
  • Supporting surface and ground stability
  • Proper crane set-up
  • Stability versus structural competence
  • Load rating charts and instructional notes
  • Jib configurations and load ratings
  • Operational quadrants and how they affect capacity
  • Considerations for “on-rubber” lifting
  • Operating near electric power sources
  • Proper use of outriggers
  • How out of level affects crane capacity
  • Effects of side loading and dynamic loading
  • Proper use of taglines and when they are required
  • Proper shut down and securing of cranes
  • Wire rope inspection methods and criteria
  • Evaluation of the load to be handled
  • Controlling the load
  • Standard and designated hand signals
  • Crane travel and transit: Methods and precautions
  • OSHA documentation requirements
  • Requirements of OSHA 1910 & 1926 standards
  • Requirements of ASME B30.5

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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.

    Practical Testing: Crane Tech will test your personnel and provide a report so you can assign jobs with confidence.

    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.

    Each of our instructors will gladly work with your management to help resolve critical issues. So training goes further than course delivery... it always extends to help you resolve issues specific to your operations.

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