Overhead Crane

Course Outline

Overhead Crane

General information on course

This workshop is designed for participants who have little or no working knowledge of operating an overhead crane. It is also designed to be a refresher course for experienced overheated crane operators. Participants must successfully complete and pass both the theoretical and practical components of this course to receive their record of training (ROT).


Can be a full day depending on the size of the group and participant interaction

Who Should Attend:

Individuals who supervise Overhead Crane operators or operate an Overhead Crane as part of their day-to-day job activities.

Course components

Theoretical Component:

After successfully completing this portion of the course, participants will understand:

  • The legislative requirements (Government Regulations, CSA Standards and Manufacturers’ Guidelines and Principles);
  • The duties and responsibilities of workplace stakeholders;
  • Pre-shift inspections and maintenance;
  • Capacity ratings and load weight calculations;
  • Rigging equipment selection and rigging procedures;
  • Pedestrian safety and the proper use of hand signals.

Practical Component:

To successfully pass this course, participants must demonstrate the following:

  • The capability to conduct a pre-shift inspection;
  • A knowledge of general safe operating procedures;
  • A knowledge of rigging selection and application(s);
  • The ability to rig a load, travel and place a load;
  • The ability to immobilize the device.

By means of group discussion, case studies and one-on-one instruction, participants will gain the ability to apply what they learn in this course.

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Overhead cranes, also called industrial cranes or overhead traveling cranes are used to move extremely heavy or bulky loads. They are most commonly found in industrial and maintenance environments where efficiency, downtime, and floorspace are critical factors. Overhead cranes are commonly found in the following work environments:

  • Storage & warehouses
  • Automotive industry
  • Heavy equipment repair
  • Metal manufacturing
  • Concrete manufacturing
  • Power plants
  • Ship building
  • Aviation
  • Transportation & Shipping
Overhead crane training is necessary because overhead cranes are widely used in a number of manufacturing and maintenance environments. They move massive loads overhead, and the improper use of an overhead crane can be catastrophic. In order to safely operate an overhead crane, there are many safety protocols to follow, such as knowing the limits of the machinery, the weight of loads being carried, how to properly carry loads, how to be aware and safely operate in an environment with an overhead crane and more.
Overhead cranes are extremely useful in the workplace, however with improper use they have potential to cause serious injuries or even death. Our overhead crane safety course will help you be fully prepared to work with or near overhead cranes, however here are some basic safety tips to keep in mind:
  • Do not engage in any activity that will distract you or divert your attention such as using your phone.
  • Do not ever move loads over people.
  • Avoid quickly changing or reversing direction
  • Avoid swinging the load or hoist hook when the bridge trolley or hoist is traveling
  • Never lift, lower, or transport people with the crane, hoist, trolle, hoist hook, or load
Contact Advanced Consulting & Training today if you or your staff require overhead crane training.


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