Overhead Crane

The number one contributing factor of overhead crane accidents are operator errors. According to an analysis of 249 OSHA-reported crane accidents, over 70% could have been prevented by proper training. Therefore, there’s no question that overhead crane operator training is critical in order to prepare operators for the various challenges that may arise on any job site.


All overhead crane operators are required to thoroughly understand the proper operation, rigging, signaling and maintenance of overhead cranes. Per OSHA’s training requirements, overhead crane training should be obtained from qualified trainers. When choosing an overhead crane operator training program for your employees, be sure to select an organization with qualified trainers that meet OSHA and ASME requirements.

OSHA states that “Only designated personnel shall be permitted to operate a crane covered by this section” (1910.179(b)(8). This refers to operators who are certified to operate an overhead crane for the specific application.


Total Equipment Training offers a complete on-site overhead crane training program for your employees which includes all OSHA standards and guidelines. Our trainers guide you/your employees through all the necessary information including safety guidelines for heavy equipment operation. Our training sessions are designed to provide you with all the necessary information, from basic to advanced, in order to reduce operator errors that may lead to unnecessary downtime.

We provide both in-classroom training and hands-on training by our qualified trainers. At Total Equipment Training, we tailor our training programs to ensure that your work doesn’t stop.

Through classroom and practical training operators will learn:

Our overhead crane training provides your employees with the opportunity to learn the procedures to run your overhead cranes and hoists in this comprehensive course.

  • Applicable OSHA and ASME/ANSI rules and regulations
  • Pre-operation inspection
  • Modes of operation
  • Reeving
  • Wire rope construction, design factors, uses and inspection
  • Crane work areas
  • Gross and net capacity
  • When and how to make deductions
  • Factors that reduce capacity
  • Knowing and understanding hand signals
  • Operator and rigger responsibilities
  • Site conditions and inspection
  • Lift problems
  • Rigging


At Total Equipment Training, our overhead crane operator trainers are experienced, thorough and the best in the industry. Our effective and efficient approach to overhead crane training sets us apart from other training programs. We bring our training program to your site, saving you time and money. In addition, our on-site overhead crane operator training can be customized to meet your organization’s specific needs and OSHA requirements. If you’re interested in one of our training programs, contact us today or give our office a call at (610) 321-2679!

We have had great success with the instructors from Total Equipment Training.  We continue to use their services for many reasons. As a supervisor responsible for keeping our operators certified, trained and up to date on their equipment and our safety, when you find a training provider that is professional, personalized, detailed, and effective, you tend to stick with them!  That Is the type of overhead crane operator training we have found through Total Equipment Training. All I have to do is contact them and our employees will be prepared to perform all their crane operation duties safely. Thanks!

Rigging Supervisor – New York City

On-Site Overhead Crane Operator Training

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Covers types of overhead cranes, hazards, inspections, load tests, warning labels, rigging hardware, rigging practices and safe crane operations.

(90 mins) $79.99
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Teaches individuals, crane safety devices, how to perform a pre-operation check, load rigging, lifting the load and safety practices.

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(60 mins) $199.95
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