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Overhead Crane Operator Standard

Course Details 

Format: Classroom and practical hands-on
Duration: 1 Day
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pre-Requisite: MHSA Basic Rigging course within the previous 12 months + 10 hrs of supervised crane operator experience
PPE Required: CSA approved hard hat, safety footwear, long sleeved shirts or coveralls, safety vest and gloves


Course Description

This 1-day interactive course is for workers that have completed the MHSA Basic Rigging course within the previous 12 months, and operate an overhead crane for lifting symmetrical loads. The course covers how to safely use Overhead Cranes to lift, move and place these types of loads. Participants will receive classroom and practical instruction.

Topics include:

  • Pre-operational inspection and safe operating practices for Overhead Hoists & Jib Cranes
  • Pre-operational inspection and safe operating practices for Overhead Cranes 
  • Lift planning – travel route hazards, pinch points, danger zone, proper body positioning
  • Lifting and moving the load
  • Load Stability and control
  • Load positioning and placement
  • Crane shut down procedures

After completing this course participants will understand:

  • the principles and practices for lifting a symmetrical load
  • the importance of applying these principles and practices at their worksite
  • the need for direct supervision from a competent crane operator for any lifts that they don't have enough experience to carry out

**Job specific familiarization training and determination of competency are the sole responsibility of the Employer.

 Note: Participants must successfully complete a written and practical exam with a 70% passing mark

Expiry: 36 months

Pricing*
  • Members: $175.00
  • Assoc. Members: $225.00
  • Non Members: $250.00

*Prices do not include GST

Course Cancellation Policy 

To be eligible for a course refund, please provide five working days’ notice before the course begins. To learn more, click here