Overhead Crane & Hoist Operator (On-Site)

Operation of overhead cranes and hoists seems simple until one considers the knowledge and skills needed to conduct pre-operational inspections, how to control load swing, how crane component failure can be averted by proper use, and compliance knowledge required by standards. Ensuring safety and reliability is key to any operating environment, and making sure your operators understand what’s necessary to ensure safety requires training.

Specific Training Objectives:

  • To ensure that overhead crane and hoist operators have the knowledge and skills required to recognize equipment deficiencies when conducting required inspections during use.
  • To ensure that all personnel who operate cranes and hoists understand their responsibilities for safe use, and they comply with all OSHA training requirements as a competent person.

Course Overview:

This training may include top running overhead bridge cranes, under hung cranes, monorail hoists, gantry cranes, and jib cranes. Presented in an easy to understand manner, operators learn how to maintain safety, how to control loads, and become the first line of defense in accident avoidance. Technical training combined with hands-on training ensures competency of your personnel and allows them to learn from seasoned professionals.

Key Training Elements:

  • Pre-operation activities
  • Crane operator work requirements
  • Load handling
  • Crane shutdown and security
  • Technical knowledge

Course Topics Include:

  • Size and characteristics of each type machine
  • Operational modes
  • Major operational components
  • Emergency shutdown procedures
  • Locate and verify access to crane disconnect
  • Lockout/tag-out requirements
  • Initial inspection of visual and audible hazards
  • Proper control labeling and conditioning
  • Pendant control strain relief requirements
  • Warning and capacity labeling requirements
  • Wire rope or chain condition and proper spooling
  • Requirements for guards
  • Emergency stop function
  • Bumper and stop requirements
  • Limit and warning devices and control functions
  • Load block, hook and latch requirements
  • How to determine load weight
  • How to avoid side pulling and swinging of load
  • How to conduct a hoist brake check with load
  • Load path and personnel safety
  • Activation of warning alarm system
  • How to operate hoist, bridge and trolley safely
  • How to avoid shock loading
  • Floor capacity and where loads may be placed
  • Reporting deficiencies to supervision
  • Standards and regulations specific to crane operation
  • Crane manufacturer’s operating instructions
  • Functions and limitations of crane components and attachments

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