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Overhead Crane


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Course Type

Equipment operating.

Course Purpose

  • This course is for a worker whom has minimal experience or is new to operating an Overhead Crane.
  • This course does not include Rigging training.

Skill Level

Novice Operator.

Training Method


Class Size

2 - 8 students.

Training Duration

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

Training Locations

  1. Calgary Region: In-person training at the customer's workplace.
  2. Metro-Vancouver Region: In-person training at the customer's workplace.

Customer Requirements

Customer supplied crane and load for practical lessons.

Student Requirements

Wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (provided by student):

  1. PPE as per the training location requirements.
  2. Safety boots, hard hat, high visibility vest/jacket/overall.

    Training Certification

    Digital training card as proof of training, includes hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years.

    Bonus for Large Employers (50+ students)

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

    Course Price

    • Private Group Rate: $1,200.00 (4 students) + $250.00 per additional student.
    • Platinum Members: 25% discount.
    • Additional Fees: Out of town travel expenses when applicable.

    Course Outline


    1. Internet based with rich multimedia information, accessible on computer or mobile device (Apple, Android).
    2. Start by setting up a free account Click Here to Get the Mobile App

    Theory Lessons

    1. Reference to applicable OHS Regulations (Federal, Provincial).
    2. Reference to applicable CSA standards and ASME standards.
    3. Operator responsibilities.
    4. Manufacturer specifications for the equipment being trained on.
    5. Hazard and Risk Assessment for operating the equipment safely in the workplace.
    6. Safe operating procedures.
    7. Hand signals and working with a spotter.
    8. Equipment purpose and limitations.
    9. Equipment preventive maintenance practices.
    10. Equipment inspection criteria.
    11. Equipment lockout.

    Documentation Lessons

    1. Completing a Hazard & Risk Assessment.
    2. Completing a pre-use inspection checklist.
    3. Completing a Lift Plan.

    Practical Lessons

    1. Inspecting the Overhead Crane components.
    2. Operating the Overhead Crane.
    3. Locking out the Overhead Crane.
    4. Hand signals.
    5. Practical lifting of loads.