Overhead Crane Operator, Basic Rigging Training

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  • Crane Operator
  • Crane Operator, Rigging
  • Crane Operator

Target Audience
Novice or Experienced Crane Operators. Site Specific and On Site Training Available.

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehend Overhead Crane & Rigging Fundamentals and Regulations
  • Understand Safe Operating Procedures to Eliminate Potential Hazards
  • Identify Crane and Rigging Components and their Functions
  • Understand Equipment Specifications, Limitations, Inspection and Care
  • Understand Methods for Proper Planning of a Lift
  • Understand Sling Angles and How they Affect the Rated Capacity
  • General Safe Use of Rigging and Hardware Components


  • General Precautions
  • Types of Cranes
  • WorkSafeBC Rules & Regulations
  • Daily Crane Inspections
  • Safety of Workers
  • Safe Operations & Lifting
  • Hand Signals
  • Lift Types
  • Spreader Bars and Lifting Devices
  • Safe Work Practices and Procedures Specific to your Work Place
  • Basic Rigging Hardware & Components
  • Rigging Precautions

Required Time

  • 8hr Course – Theoy and Practical
  • Recertification – Dependent on Class Size 4hrs (approx.)

Skills and Knowledge

  • Theory (Require 80% for Pass)
  • Student Demonstration (Require 80% for Pass)

Understand the Following

  • Rules, Regulations and Standards Governing The Safe Operations of Overhead Cranes
  • Different Types of Overhead Cranes
  • Crane Components and their Functions
  • How to Complete and Document Pre-Shift Inspections
  • Proper Lifting, Traveling and Lowering Techniques
  • Operational Hazards
  • ANSI Certified Hand Signals
  • Lift Types; Repetitive and Critical Lift Criteria
  • Under Hook Lifting Devices
  • Safe Use of Magnets
  • Overall Care and Maintenance of Cranes
  • Slings and their Capacities
  • Different Hitch Types
  • Applications of Hardware
  • Acceptance and Rejection Criteria
  • Load Control – Center of Gravity & Stability

Delivery Method for this Training is Divided Into

  • Theory – Manuals, PowerPoint, & Videos
  • Practical – Student Demonstration and Assessment

This Course Follows WorkSafeBC Regulations and the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations (OHSR).  Also, Including Canadian Standard Association (CSA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Visit WorkSafeBC.com

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