Overhead Crane Qualification Training

Overhead Crane

Obviously, Crane U knows cranes and that includes overhead cranes. We’ll show your team how to use them, get them prepped for exams, and if you want us to, inspect every last inch of them.

Stay in compliance with our Overhead Crane Qualification Training

Count on the most respected crane training experts in the country to get your employees ready to pass their qualification exam.

  • Review of equipment anatomy and components
  • Requirements for controlling the load
  • OSHA Crane Standards and Safe Crane Operator’s Checklist
  • Understanding and avoiding the six most common hazards
  • Difference between inspections: rigging and hook
  • Requirements for frequency of inspections and load tests
  • Knowing the proper Hand Signals

At Crane U, we make sure your employees are prepared for their crane operator qualification exams. But we also make it interesting, engaging, and, most of all, practically relevant. Because while passing exams is important, knowing how to keep the workplace safe is essential.

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
Transporting Loads
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


Does OSHA require Overhead Crane Operators to be certified?

No. OSHA requires employees who operate Overhead Cranes to be trained and qualified to use the equipment, and has a detailed list of what that training should include. Our Overhead Crane training course will provide the training you need to safely use the equipment, and also prepare you for qualification testing at the
end of our course. Upon successful completion, we issue a wallet card which is valid for two years.

Why should I choose Crane U?

Hate to brag, but we’ve got it. Crane U instructors are some of the most respected field experts in the industry. Many of our instructors are guest speakers at numerous national, state, and local environmental, health, and safety conferences. The industry wants to hear what we have to say.

Proven track record.
Approximately 88% of the employees who complete our training pass their exams.

Convenience and affordability.
We can train at your worksite, or at one of our locations throughout the U.S. To make it even easier, some of the training can be done online, too. Our rates are some of the best in the industry, and we’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate.

Where does the training take place?

We can train at your worksite, or at one of our locations throughout the U.S. To make it even easier, some of the training can be done online, too.

Do you offer a Train the Trainer option for overhead crane training as well?

Yes, we do. We can train one of your regular employees so they can provide overhead crane training — with our support — to other employees in the future.

What is the registration process?

Crane U provides comprehensive Overhead Crane Qualification Training! We can come to your location or come to ours. Have a question or want to schedule training? Use the contact form to your right or just give us a call at 855-9CRANEU (855-927-2638).

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