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Overhead Crane Training

Overhead Crane Training Program is designed to introduce both experienced and inexperienced operators to the principles and practices critical to the safe use of overhead crane equipment and ensure users have the ability to correctly apply safe practices and  procedures. Our experience has indicated the overhead crane training is the most effective method to protecting the user(s) Health and Safety. The information delivered during the course is consistent with all related policies and procedures, standards and regulations. The time required to deliver and facilitate the Safety Through Motion -Overhead Crane Training Program is 6.5hours.

By following the Ministry of Labour regulations within the Occupational Health & Safety Act and recommendations by the CSA Standards B167.16 our training program is one of the best investments you as an Employer or Individual can make to assist you in attaining a good safety record. Our Safety Through Motion- Overhead Crane Training Program has proven to generate and result in a positive return in investment. Upon successful  completion of the training program, you will see a  significant cost cutting measure in areas such as operator injury, equipment maintenance, down time, Worker’s Compensation premiums and insurance premiums.          

Course Summary
The key to the safe operation of a crane and operator competence is training. This program will provide participants with the knowledge and acquired skills required to operate an overhead crane safely and efficiently as a competent person.This course covers a variety of industrial type cranes including bridge, jib, and gantry cranes, monorails.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Course Introduction
  • Evolution – Innovation
  • Understand applicable legislationIdentify hazards specific to crane use
  • Perform pre-operational checks
  • Identify how to rig a load
  • Explain capacity and sling angles
  • Follow safe operating procedures
  • Operate a crane safely
  • Upon successful completion of the theory presentation and practical portion each individual will receive a Wall Certificate and Wallet Card in recognition of their achievement.

Assessment Criteria

  • Perform an end user pre-inspection of the Overhead Crane equipment
  • Demonstrate Proper Rigging and Loading Methods and techniques
  • Complete a practical evaluation on the Overhead Crane
  • Achieve a minimum of 75% on the theory and the practical assessment

Practical Learning and Evaluation:

The practical learning and evaluation portion of the training consist fo the following:

  • Equipment Demo with our qualified Instructor (as per CSA B167)
  • Hands on Learning with the Crane Equipment with our qualified instructors
  • Practical Evaluation with the Individual completed ONE ON ONE with our dedicated qualified Instructors
  • This course is recommended for anyone working with or operating; overhead cranes, monorails, hoists, trolleys, jib cranes, gantry and wall cranes, and other equipment having similar characteristics.

The foundation of the program and delivery of the course is based on the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act of Ontario


 Occupational Health and Safety Act R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851-  INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS

 Occupational Health and Safety Act R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 213(91) – CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS


Employers – Roles and Responsibilities

The Occupational Health and Safety Act, (OHSA) sets out general responsibilities for employers. Among other duties, an employer must:

  • instruct, inform and supervise workers to protect their health and safety [OHSA25(2)(a)]
  • appoint competent persons as supervisors [OHSA25(2)(c)] 
  • take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of workers [OHSA25(2)(h)] 
  • post a copy of the OHSAin the workplace [OHSA 25(2)(i)] 

CAN CSA Standard B167-16 Overhead Travelling Cranes

  • This Standard specifies minimum requirements for the design, inspection, testing, maintenance (modifications and repairs), and SAFE OPERATION of overhead cranes, monorails, hoists, trolleys, jib cranes, gantry and wall cranes, and other equipment having similar characteristics.

14.34 Operator Qualifications

(1) A crane or hoist must only be operated by a qualified person who has been instructed to operate the equipment.

(2) A person must demonstrate competency, including familiarity with the operating instructions for the crane or hoist and the code of signals for hoisting operations before operating the equipment.

14.34.1 Operator certification

On and after July 1, 2007, a mobile crane, tower crane or boom truck must be operated only

(a) by a person with a valid operator’s certificate issued by a person acceptable to the Board, and

(b) in accordance with any conditions stipulated on the certificate.

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