Overhead Crane Operator Course Outline

Overhead Crane Operator Course Outline

Introduction and Logistics

  • Safe Operation
  • Types of Overhead Cranes
  • OSHA Crane Standards

Components and Anatomy

  • Supporting Structure
  • Wire Rope
  • Hoist Machinery
  • Hook Block
  • Hook Inspection
  • Chain Hoist
  • Emergency Shut Off
  • Suspended Controls
  • Electrical System
  • Warning Labels

Safe Crane Operator’s Checklist

  • Owner’s Manual Review
  • Pre-Shift Inspection
  • Barricading the Area
  • Verbal Warning
  • Hoisting
  • Bumpers
  • Transporting Loads
  • Taglines
  • Testing the Brakes
  • Controlling the Load
  • Entering and Exiting the Crane

Rigging Considerations

  • Typical Rigging Hardware
  • Rigging Hardware Inspection
  • Load’s Center of Gravity
  • Sling Angles
  • Basic Hitches
  • Hand Signals