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