Total Equipment Training – Overhead Crane Operator Training
The number one contributing factor of overhead crane accident is 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.
OSHA Overhead Crane Training Requirements
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.
Our On-Site Overhead Crane Training Program
Total Equipment Training offers a comprehensive, on-site overhead crane training program which covers all pertinent OSHA standards for heavy equipment operator training, as well as the information necessary to obtain the NCCCO certification. We tailor our program to meet your specific overhead crane and heavy equipment needs while providing your employees with the knowledge to safely operate the equipment and the ability to recognize possible hazards, as well as, implement a program to minimize those hazards.
All operators will receive both classroom training and hands-on training by our qualified trainers. At Total Equipment Training, we will work with you to tailor our crane program to be site-specific and fit your needs. 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. Note: CCO Certification Available.
- Applicable OSHA and ASME/ANSI rules and regulations
- Pre-operation inspection
- Modes of operation
- 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
Are Your Employees in Need of Overhead Crane Training?
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, OSHA requirements and prepares your employees for the NCCCO overhead crane operator certification. If you’re interested in one of our training programs, contact us today or give our office a call at (610) 321-2679!