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Overhead Crane Operation & Rigging Training

Hands-On Training based on OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910: 179 & 184; and 29 CFR 1926.140

Reduce Risk and Improve Efficiency with Proper Crane Operation and Rigging Training

Operating overhead cranes are critical for moving heavy loads, but also present hazardous conditions for workers and equipment if not operated safely. This program helps crane operators safely and efficiently operate overhead cranes as well as rig loads to minimize incidents and downtime.

Based on OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910: 179 & 184; and 29 CFR 1926.140; this course will satisfy the regulations requirements as well as ASME B30.5 Requirements

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1-Day and 2-Day Hands-on Training

The Overhead Crane Operations and Rigging Training programs are meant for both beginner and experienced crane operators and riggers and is suitable for trainees, safety personnel, inspectors, maintenance teams, managers, and supervisors.

The courses address the foundation for safe overhead crane practices as well as Floor Cranes and Gantry Cranes.

Employees taking the rigging training section will  learn the basic rigging principles, determine load weights and how to turn loads. The classroom knowledge obtained during the courses will be reinforced with practical application exercises in order to create a more personal experience

All personnel attending this program will gain significant and useful skills and will leave with a stronger understanding and appreciation of the requirements and responsibilities of Overhead Crane Operators and Riggers.

Riggers and Overhead Crane Operators shall be Competent in accordance with OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910: 179 & 184; and 29 CFR 1926.140; this course will satisfy the regulations requirements as well as ASME B30.5 Requirements.

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Course Options

  • 1-Day Overhead Crane Operator Training
  • 2-Day Overhead Crane Operator and Rigging Training
  • 2-Day Overhead Crane Operator and Rigging Train the Trainer

Types of Cranes Covered

  • Overhead Bridge Cranes
  • Gantry Cranes
  • Jib Cranes

Training Objectives

After completing this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Reference crane operation standards
  • Identify equipment components & terminology of cranes
  • Identify hazards involving the operation of cranes and rigging
  • Identify different types of and inspect wire rope
  • Read crane operating hand signals
  • Conduct an inspection of the equipment to assure that it is safe to operate
  • Demonstrate expertise in operation of the equipment
  • Explain how the design of the equipment affects the stability and safety
  • Reference rigging standards
  • Identify equipment components & terminology of rigging equipment
  • Properly use and apply different types of rigging equipment
  • Calculate load weight
  • Safely rig a load
  • Identify proper and improper rigging practices
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  • Conducting a site hazard analysis and Hazard awareness.
  • Equipment Components & Terminology
  • Hoisting and Control Elements
  • Overhead Crane Standards and Training Requirements
  • Crane & Hoist Safety
  • Crane Operations and Load Swing
  • Types and Inspection of Wire Rope
  • Pre-operational Inspection & Safety Tips
  • Hitches & Sling Angles
  • Overhead Crane Accidents – Causes and Prevention
  • Master Links and Load Stability
  • Hand Signals

Rigging Training Topics

  • Rigging Equipment
  • Slings & Inspections Criteria
  • Rigging Fundamentals
  • Rigging Standards
  • Wire Rope Slings
  • Safe Rigging Practices
  • Risk Management
  • Chain Slings
  • Calculating Load Weight
  • The Basic Rigging Plan
  • Nylon Web and Metal Mesh Slings
  • Rigging Calculations and Exercises
  • Rigging Terminology
  • Endless Slings
  • Center of Gravity
  • Good & Bad Rigging Practices
  • Eyebolts, Shackles, and Hooks
  • Turning Loads
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After completion of this course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and .1 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for each hour of class.

Training certificate CEUs

All training certificates will be stored by Martin Technical for future reference, validation and 3rd party documentation.

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