Overview & Objectives
Heavy machinery is essential on every construction site, and workers and employers must be aware of how to properly operate this equipment to avoid injury to themselves and others. The Crane Safety Basics for Construction course helps ensure that workers are prepared to operate a variety of cranes and identify any hazards that arise on the job site.
NOTICE: This course does not replace on-the-job training for crane operators and/or adequate supervision during use.
This intermediate-level online course focuses on the basics of crane safety training for operators and other construction workers. Course topics include:
- Common types of cranes, including rough terrain, truck-mounted, crawler, and tower models
- General requirements for safe crane operation
- Crane inspection
- Operator certification
- Signaling requirements
- Understanding load charts
- Common electrical hazards
- Rigging requirements
- Stability and ground conditions
- The role of the assembly/disassembly (A/D) director, qualified rigger person, and qualified signal person
- OSHA’s rules for cranes and digger derricks
Course participants are also encouraged to review OSHA’s standards for crane operation, including OSHA 29 CFR 1926, Subpart N, OSHA 29 CFR 1926, Subpart CC, Cranes and Derricks, and the 2010 OSHA Crane regulation.