Course Description:

This course is designed for overhead crane and hoist operators. Participants learn safe operating procedures and daily inspections which form a consistent approach to crane safety. The training program is specifically designed to upgrade the existing knowledge and skill levels of experienced operators, trainees, safety personnel, inspectors, maintenance personnel, managers and supervisors.

The information provided in this 4-hour program includes classroom training reinforced with hands-on and practical application on the use of the host facilities overhead crane(s). 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.

The program instruction will also include safe operating practices, proper load handling, basic rigging, pre-use inspection and accident avoidance. The instructor places emphasis on informing the operator(s) on the interaction of overhead crane components which makes an operator better able to provide early detection of unsafe conditions.

Note: Specifications for the overhead crane(s) being used during the training program need to be sent to United Alliance 10 days prior to the scheduling of training.

Course Topics:

Size and characteristics of cranes
Operational modes
Major operational components
Emergency shutdown procedures
Verify runway power disconnect
Lockout/tag-out requirements
Inspect visual and audible hazards
Control labeling and conditioning
Pendant control strain relief
Warning and capacity labeling
Wire rope or chain condition
Requirements for guards
Emergency stop function
Bumper and stop requirements
Limit devices and control functions
Load control and operation safety
Brake test procedure
Load block, hook and latch
How to determine load weight
How to avoid side pulling
How to check hoist brakes
Load path and personnel safety
Activation of warning alarm
Operation of hoist, bridge, and trolley
How to avoid shock loading
Floor capacity for load placement
Reporting deficiencies
Regulations for operators
Crane manufacturer’s instructions
Functions and limitations of cranes

Who Should Attend:

Personnel who require a thorough knowledge of the operation and inspection of overhead crane systems and hoists.

Regulatory Requirements:

OSHA 1910.179 and ASME B30