Overhead Crane

Course Summary: 

The purpose of this training is to provide employees with Overhead Crane operator safety training prescribed by legislation so they may obtain the ability to operate equipment in a safe, competent manner and work safely in their work environment and around other employees.

Target Audience:

This course has been developed for overhead crane operators and supervisors

Types of Equipment Covered:

This course is suitable for operators of the following types of overhead cranes:

  • Bridge
  • Gantry
  • Jib
  • Monorail
  • Single-Beam
  • Chain Hoist

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Assess hazards associated with overhead cranes
  • Identify types of overhead cranes and associated equipment
  • Understand the operator’s legal responsibilities
  • Successfully calculate the unknown weight of the load
  • Successfully complete a pre-shift inspection
  • Understand how overhead cranes operate
  • Safely perform work using an overhead crane
  • Know what to do in the event of an emergency

Practical Skills Evaluation:

Our certification process consists of two parts- In-class written, and a practical evaluation.  Participants must achieve a minimum score of 80% in order to be certified.  Practical testing is completed after the successful completion of the in-class portion.  

Operators with previous experience will be required to complete a series of tasks that will simulate real-world scenarios and will be marked based on whether or not they can demonstrate a competence that is required to operate the equipment safely.  Feedback will be provided by the instructor at the end of their evaluation, along with tips for improvement.

New Operators will receive initial hands-on coaching by our instructor, allowing them to get orientated with the equipment under the guidance of an experienced operator.  It is highly recommended that new operators gain a minimum of 10 hours of experience under the supervision of another certified operator after the class prior to attempting the practical evaluation which is to be scheduled at a later date.

A charge of $75 per person will apply for each evaluation.  Additional charges may apply if multiple devices are evaluated.  Practical skill evaluations should be completed 90 days after the course has been successfully passed.

For Rassaun Services to complete the practical evaluation on site, the participant must ensure that:

  • They have had the minimum recommended experience on each piece of equipment they will be operating
  • Annual certification and inspection has been completed on the equipment that will be used for the evaluation
  • The equipment is in good working order

Certification Expiration:

CSA standards require operators to be re-certified every 3 years from the date of evaluation.  Further, it is recommended that additional practical evaluations be periodically performed (approximately every 18 months) in order to maintain the operator’s competence.

Legislative Reference

Ont. Reg. 851 – Industrial Establishments s. 51(2)
Ont. Reg. 213/91 – Construction Projects 96. (1)
Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

CSA Standard B167- Overhead Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Monorails, Hoists, and Jib Cranes

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