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Overhead Crane


Training Duration:  6-8 hours (depending on student's skill and knowledge).

Calgary & Foothills Region: In person training at the customer's workplace.

Vancouver Region: In person training at the customer's workplace.

Equipment Requirements: Customer supplied overhead crane.

Course Literature: Accessible with our mobile application.

Training Card: Digital training card with hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years.

PPE Required: PPE requirements as per the workplace.

Student Prerequisite: None.

Large Employers: Access to OOSHEW's robust training database (training records from your employees and your subcontractors).


Course Summary

This training is for workers who operate an overhead crane to lift, move and place loads. This training is NOT intended for the operation of mobile cranes, tower cranes, self-erect cranes or truck mounted cranes.


Theory Lessons

  • Applicable OH&S Regulations (Federal and Provincial).

  • Applicable CSA Standards.

  • Responsibilities for the crane operator.

  • Inspection criteria.

  • Working load limits.

  • Hand signals.

  • Workplace safety.


    Practical Lessons

  • Inspection of crane components.

  • Operation of crane.

  • Routine crane maintenance.

  • Lockout of crane.

  • Hazard & risk assessment and control measures.

  • Hand signals.

  • Lift planning.

  • Practical lifting of loads.